Local Headlines 6-19-17

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Founder of MADD says Utah’s new drunk driving law is an unhelpful distraction

Op-ed: Working in a Mormon-owned marijuana shop made my anti-weed views more … complicated

Utah sheriffs defend jail practices after rash of inmate deaths, more than half suicides

Democrats congressional nominee Kathie Allen predicts victory amid Trump frustrations

Former state rep wins GOP nod for 3rd District special election to replace Chaffetz

After wild race, Democrats elect Daisy Thomas as new state chairwoman

Gehrke: The showdown between the governor and Legislature over the attorney general’s opinion on special election legality

Should Utah charter schools be allowed to seize land?

Muslim leader returns to Utah, says had worried that he might never be able to return to the U.S.

Deseret News

LaVarr Webb and Frank Pignanelli: 3rd District race will add heat to summer politics

Hal Boyd: Progressivism’s troubling religious test

Op-ed: Utahns should demand no taxation without innovation

Tanner Ainge: The big heart, small government approach of Utah is the best for America

Backers of new Utah political party say they’ll sue to get candidate in congressional race

Former lawmaker Herrod nominated for GOP primary to replace Chaffetz, will face Curtis, Ainge

Utah Democrats tap Cottonwood Heights MD to vie for Chaffetz’ seat

Mayor calls transportation fund a ‘political piggy bank’

Utah Muslim leader arrives home Sunday after being barred from entering U.S.

Report: 94-hour workweek required at minimum wage to afford 2-bedroom apartment in Utah


Former Provo Rep. Chris Herrod heads to Republican primary for Chaffetz seat (Daily Herald)

Medical marijuana advocates within weeks of filing ballot initiative (Daily Herald)

South Weber leaders mull new $15-a-month fee to generate road funding (Standard-Examiner)

Ogden officials show support for immigrants through community meeting (Standard-Examiner)

Park City readies for balloting by mail (Park Record)