Behind The Headlines Archive

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

Uranium lobbying, Lake Powell Pipeline and Utah education funding

Recently obtained documents show how a uranium mining company pressured the Trump administration to shrink Bears Ears National Monument. Federal regulators tentatively

Trump trims monuments, Hatch distances himself from Moore and the president backs Utah’s senior senator

President Donald Trump visits Utah to break up and downsize the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, hardens

Trump to come to Utah, thousands of ballots are nullified, women share sexual harassment stories

President Donald Trump will come to Utah to announce boundary adjustments for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Errors lead to

Salt Lake County to sue Big Pharma, BLM offices could come to Utah and sex ed may move out of classrooms

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announces plans to sue the pharmaceutical industry over effects of the opioid crisis, and his decision

Diehl walks, and John Curtis is set to be sworn in

After two years of uncertainty, former UTA board member Terry Diehl’s federal case is dismissed. And after Tuesday’s election, Rep.-elect John Curtis

Feds OK Utah’s Medicaid waiver, a manhunt follows a U. shooting and Utahns in Congress discuss Mueller indictments

President Donald Trump’s administration approves Utah’s request for a Medicaid waiver to help fund Operation Rio Grande. The fatal shooting of a