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‘Behind the Headlines’: BYU-Utah football, algal blooms and political polls (9/9/16)

The Utah Utes and BYU Cougars prepare to meet up at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the big rivalry game. Rep. Jason Chaffetz calls

‘Behind the Headlines’: Love and Owens ads, homeless communities and Salt Lake Comic Con (9/2/16)

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love and Democratic opponent Doug Owens increase their campaign spending with TV ads. A Midvale community for homeless

‘Behind the Headlines’: West Jordan’s Facebook deal, American Fork River fills with sediment and The Tribune’s new editor (8/26/16)

West Jordan’s on-again, off-again Facebook deal, with the city offering the company $240 million in incentives, could be back on the table.

‘Behind the Headlines’: BYU’s Honor Code and LGBT sexual assault victims, Donald Trump’s letter to Utah voters and Utah’s wage gap for black women (8/19/16)

LGBT victims of sexual assault at BYU report feeling marginalized by the Honor Code. Black women in Utah make 60 cents to

‘Behind the Headlines’: Police shooting ‘justified’, Love outpolls Owens, BYU grad challenges Trump, ozone study cites deaths (8/12/16)

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill rules as justified the police shooting of Abdullahi “Abdi” Mohamed. Incumbent Republican Rep. Mia Love

‘Behind the Headlines’: Former USU student cut from NFL team amid sexual assault accusations

A former Utah State University student is cut from the Atlanta Falcons lineup based on four different accusations of sexual assault. Outdoor

‘Behind the Headlines’: Bear’s Ears, Shurtleff’s big break and (7/29/16) the Democratic National Convention

A state judge files a motion to dismiss public corruption charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Riders complain about price

‘Behind the Headlines’: Shurtleff’s edge, algal threat, Zika and, of course, Trump’s unconventional convention (7/22/16)

Utah Lake’s algal bloom proves problematic for Salt Lake, Utah and Davis counties. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings seeks dismissal of all

‘Behind the Headlines’: Public Lands Initiative, bad air, the special legislative session and trust in UTA (7/15/16)

Utah Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz reveal their long-awaited Public Lands Initiative. Utah legislators discuss bills regarding Facebook and drones during

‘Behind the Headlines’: Gun laws, arrest video, public-lands suit, firework pollution (7/8/16)

Utah’s members of Congress show little interest in the creation of new gun laws. A video showing a police officer hitting a

‘Behind the Headlines’: Primary results, Utah coal setback and a brutal murder (7/1/16)

Gov. Gary Herbert crushes challenger Jonathan Johnson in the Republican primary. Democratic Senate nominee Misty K. Snow makes history by defeating Jonathan

Behind the Headlines: ACLU sues Utah, polygamist leader flees, Lee leads and UTA OKs airport-line extension(6/24/16)

The ACLU of Utah files a lawsuit against the state to declare its public defender system unconstitutional. FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs flees

‘Behind the Headlines’: Herbert’s big lead, dirty water, SAGE tests, Orlando shooting and more (6/17/19)

Gov. Gary Herbert holds a 45-point lead over challenger Jonathan Johnson in the Republican primary. Nearly three-quarters of Utah’s lakes fall short

Behind the Headlines: Race for the White House, gay-straight club at a Utah Catholic school and more (6/10/16)

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the news media to go easy on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. A Judge Memorial student meets

Behind the Headlines: BYU probe, Dem superdelegates, Trib sale and more (6/3/16)

Paul Huntsman finalizes his purchase of The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah Democrats discuss doing away with superdelegates. The Utah Department of Public

Behind the Headlines: Transgender bathroom use, Grand Canyon pollution, UTA meetings, tea-party-group endorsement (5/27/16)

Utah is suing the federal government over the White House’s transgender restroom directive. Arizona business owners push for more air pollution controls

Behind the Headlines: Monument opposition, Honor Code investigation, salt flats preservation and bathroom policies (5/20/16)

The Utah Legislature opposes the creation of a Bears Ears monument in a resolution passed Wednesday. An audio recording of a Utah

Behind the Headlines: Corruption allegations, abortion measures, homelessness in Utah (5/13/16)

The Davis County attorney wants a grand jury to hear evidence alleging federal agents refused to investigate corruption charges against high-ranking officials.

Salt Lake Tribune’s Pulitzer Party: Celebrating Works of Fiction

To commemorate Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction as the prestigious awards turn 100 this year, The Salt Lake Tribune held a “Pulitzer Party” on

Behind the Headlines: Trump as the nominee, Bennett dies, Biskupski’s vision and Tempest Williams resigns (5/6/16)

Local Republicans contemplate what Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee means for Utah voters in November. Former Sen. Bob Bennett dies

Behind the Headlines: Victims say BYU’s Honor Code is a weapon, Johnson bests Herbert at convention, charter students get less state funds (4/29/16)

Survivors of sexual assault at BYU say their attackers used the school’s Honor Code against them. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson beats

Behind the Headlines: Trump bound to be a loser? Guv signs bills, Dem superdelegates split (4/1/16)

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt says Donald Trump won’t win the presidential race. Gov. Gary Herbert signs more than 450 bills and

2016 NHMU Lecture Series: Deep Sea – Deep Secrets: Exploring and Understanding the World Beneath the Waves (3/29/16)

NHMU Lecture featuring Dr. David Gallo Oceanographer, Director of Special Projects, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The oceans cover more than 70% of the

Behind the Headlines: 2016 Utah Legislature ends, Finicum’s widow sues (3/11/16)

The Utah Legislature wraps up its general session after debating a Medicaid expansion plan, the death penalty, medical cannabis, a deep-water port

Behind the headlines: Romney’s Trump rant, legislative ups and down and reaction to police shooting(3/4/16)

Mitt Romney says what many in the Republican establishment are thinking: Donald Trump is a fraud. State senators drop a hate crimes

Trib Talk Live: Polygamy in Short Creek (3/2/16)

Lawsuits, property sales and now arrests have rocked the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) based in Hildale,

Behind the Headlines: FLDS members arrested, sex ed bill rejected, GOP candidates coming to town (2/26/16)

Federal officials indict members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) on charges of food stamp fraud. The

Behind the Headlines: Utah reacts to Scalia, medical marijuana boosters look to the ballot, school supe resigns (2/19/16)

Utah Republicans urge President Obama to wait on appointing a replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The LDS Church again

Trib Talk Live: Bagley on Pulitzers, political cartoons (2/12/16)

Since his first cartoon was published in 1978 in Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize

Behind the headlines: Environmentalists pan power company’s emissions plan (2/12/16)

Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to reduce emissions meets criticism from environmentalists and the Office of Consumer Services. Sen. Steve Urquhart moves to