Behind The Headlines Archive

Salt Lake City mayoral race is getting crowded after Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced she will not seek election

More candidates join an already-crowded field after Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces she won’t be running for a second term.

The 2019 legislative session in review

Bills at the 2019 Utah legislative session addressed hate crimes, abortion bans, radioactive waste, the alcohol content of store-bought beer, conversion therapy,

A prominent LGBTQ advocate resigned from a state suicide task force after a conversion therapy bill was drastically altered in the legislature

Amendments drastically alter a bill to ban conversion therapy in Utah, leading to the resignation of a prominent LGBTQ advocate from a

BYU police department faces decertification after not investigating alleged officer misconduct

BYU’s police department faces decertification after failing to investigate alleged misconduct by one of its officers. A measure that would prevent cities

Lawmaker expects Utah hate crimes bill to meet with opposition in Senate

Utah hate crimes bill clears another hurdle, but its sponsor says he expects a fight on the senate floor. Lawmakers unveil a

Residents of an apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the building is deemed unsafe

Residents of a Salt Lake City apartment complex are forced to evacuate after the property is deemed unsafe to occupy. The Church

Medicaid replacement bill advances despite loss of support from its House sponsor

A bill to replace voter-approved Medicaid expansion moves forward despite a “no” vote from its House sponsor. After historic changes in San

Replacement for Prop. 3 is speeding through the Legislature

A proposal to replace Utah’s voter-passed Medicaid expansion gets fast-tracked at the legislature. Republican lawmakers and governor Gary Herbert want to deliver

Utah lawmaker wants to ban abortions after 15 weeks and The Road Home closure is delayed

A Utah lawmaker introduces a bill to ban abortions after 15 weeks, despite a federal judge striking down a similar measure in

The trial of Torrey Green and Utah’s Medicaid expansion

Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green, accused of sexually assaulting six women when he was student, takes the stand during