Behind The Headlines Archive

Legislature pokes back at Utah governor; ballot likely to include medical marijuana, Medicaid expansion; San Juan wants Recapture Canyon road

The power struggle between Gary Herbert and the Legislature intensifies with lawmakers overriding two of the Utah governor’s vetoes. Four of six citizen

San Juan GOP is miffed at new voting boundaries, Salt Lake County sues over opioids and the Utah Jazz are back in the playoffs

At their convention, San Juan County Republicans express deep frustration over recently redrawn voting district boundaries that give the county’s majority Navajo population a

Lawsuit against the LDS Church, Bear Lake water rights and SLC inland port deal

The woman who says she was raped by a former Missionary Training Center president sues the LDS Church and comes forward to

Romney talks immigration, guv OKs Medicaid expansion and Utahns take to the streets over guns

Mitt Romney discusses his stance on Dreamers and promotes a merit-based U.S. immigration system. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signs a Medicaid expansion

Curtis takes heat for ex-Provo top cop, Noel didn’t disclose pipeline interest and Utahns delete Facebook accounts

Rep. John Curtis, R-Utah, is accused of ignoring sexual-misconduct allegations against then-Provo Police Chief John King during Curtis’ tenure as mayor. Rep.

Utah’s Senate president is out, a GOP House member is challenging Mitt Romney and students walk out to protest gun violence

More than 20 lawmakers have announced their departure from the Utah Legislature, including Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy. A Republican from the Utah

What the Legislature’s choices may mean for Utah

The general session of this year’s Utah Legislature ended last night after more than 1,300 bills were filed, setting a record. Among

State may require sex-assault reporting, SLC is peeved over port plan and what’s in UTA’s potential new name?

State senators pass a bill to overhaul the Utah Transit Authority, starting with its name. The Utah House votes to require public universities

Trump backs Romney, Utah may ax death penalty and legislators can use hundreds of millions in unexpected funding

As Mitt Romney begins his campaign for Senate, his relationship with President Donald Trump appears to warm. Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, leads the

Hate crimes bill stalls, Utah lawmakers avoid climate change declarations, Mike Noel’s land is scrutinized

The latest attempt to increase penalties for hate crimes dies without getting a hearing in the Legislature. Although science points to the