Behind The Headlines Archive

Religious freedom vs. medical marijuana, a big name change for Utah’s biggest church and a possible issue with state driver licenses

After its first year of implementation, how has Operation Rio Grande impacted crime and homelessness in Salt Lake City? The Church of Jesus Christ

Willy Grayeyes returns to the ballot, climate change fans political wildfires, and Mia Love’s misleading mailers

A judge rules that San Juan County Commission candidate Willy Grayeyes be put back on the ballot after an elections official backdated

Sen. Mike Lee opposes move to ban 3D-printed guns, and the Inland Port Authority has its first meeting

The Inland Port Authority has its first real meeting, during which one board member asks for fewer comments about environmental concerns. Utah’s request for a

A loaded gun left in a bathroom, Utahns consider nuclear power and a SLCPD occupy an old Arctic Circle

A loaded gun was left in a bathroom at the Living Planet Aquarium, where the property has a posted ban on weapons,

Legislature creates inland port amid Biskupski’s criticisms, LGBTQ suicide prevention group V.P. resigns after LDS Church donation and what’s in store for Ambassador Huntsman

The Utah Legislature changes the law that creates an inland port near the Great Salt Lake, but Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski criticizes

Parkland students have their Utah rally canceled by venue, Honduras woman loses her asylum appeal and how much time are judges taking on search warrants

Student survivors of the Parkland, Fla. school shooting lose the venue for their Utah rally. Vicky Chavez, a woman from Honduras who came to

LGBT groups march in Provo parade, judge declines to reopen voting rights case in San Juan and more

For the first time, LGBTQ groups march in Provo’s Fourth of July Parade. Meanwhile, an LGBTQ club at Brigham Young University is still awaiting approval

Mike Lee, his brother on shortlist to replace Justice Kennedy, judge fines Utah environmental group, Hughes steps down from port board

With Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, Utah Sen. Mike Lee, and his brother, Thomas, are mentioned as possible replacements.

Utah leaders respond to family separation policy, Hughes’ property may disqualify him from inland port board and a Navajo candidate sues county that barred him from the ballot

Utah’s religious and political leaders respond to the Trump administration’s initial policy of separating families at the border. Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes owns land

SLC Council limits mayor’s options for inland port lawsuit, Provo festival adds nonbias policy but bars LGBT groups, former detective sues police for retaliation

The Salt Lake City Council forbids Mayor Jackie Biskupski from suing over the inland port deal — unless she gets its permission first. The