Behind The Headlines Archive

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

Lawmaker quits amid solicitation allegation, Utah-linked White House aide is ousted and EnergySolutions may get big break from Legislature

Rep. Jon Stanard, R-St. George, abruptly resigns from office, citing a desire to spend time with his ailing father. But soon after

An immigrant mother finds sanctuary in a Utah church; the price of the state prison rises; and new information surfaces on the Lake Powell Pipeline application process.

On the eve of her scheduled deportation, a young mother and her two children find sanctuary at the Unitarian Church in Salt

Clergy request hate-crime crackdown, Legislature decries Utah guv and Chris Stewart warns of politics in intelligence agencies

Utah’s religious leaders advocate for a bill that would enhance penalties for hate crimes. Utah House Republicans slam Gov. Gary Herbert after

Love meets with Trump, Herbert aims at youth suicide, Mormon church gets new top leaders

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, meets with President Donald Trump to discuss immigration policy — but not his “s—hole countries” remark. Gov. Gary

No re-election for Hughes, bad air may kill and Utah lawmaker wants to change water rules

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes announces that he won’t seek re-election, stoking speculation that he will run for Utah governor in 2020. A

Mormon church leader Monson dies, and will Mitt Romney replace Hatch?

After 41 years in office, Orrin Hatch says he will retire from the Senate early next year. The news has led to

The Salt Lake Tribune columnists’ opinions on Operation Rio Grande, Bears Ears and that Orrin Hatch editorial

The Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial voices reflect and opine on the #MeToo movement, Operation Rio Grande, national monuments and the power wielded

Hatch-praised tax bill passes, humans could help Great Salt Lake, and check out (or skip) these movies

A tax bill championed by Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch passes through Congress. The Great Salt Lake is drying up, but scientists say