Behind The Headlines Archive

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

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