Local Headlines 12-16-15

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: Don’t give outside public-lands lawyers a $14 million ‘blank check’

Editorial: Utah congressman reaches out to local Muslims

Sugar House Streetcar ridership up 19% this year, still less than half feds’ prediction for opening

Kasich will bring presidential campaign to Utah, tour LDS facility

Jeffrey Holt resigns as Utah Transportation Commission chairman

Senate committee approves John Pearce for Utah Supreme Court seat

Rolly: Want to know which Utah lawmakers are throwing away your $14 million? Here they are

Use of Utah drug database plummeted after crackdown over abuse

Council keeps jail tax alive in budget OK

Deseret News

Richard Davis: The attorney general’s office has something to hide?

12 candidates file to appear on Utah GOP presidential caucus ballot

Chaffetz speaks with Muslim Utahns, says ban on Muslim immigration ‘not moral’

Study: Salt Lake among most affordable health care cities, but with some caveats

Council concedes to tax continuation for criminal justice reform


Expanding northern Utah County cities thirsty for new water sources (Daily Herald)

1,500 Ogden acres at stake amid land conservation dispute (Standard-Examiner)

County’s 2016 internal audit to focus on revenue (Logan Herald Journal)

Smithfield named safest city in Utah (Logan Herald Journal)