Behind The Headlines Archive

Hatch supports Gorsuch, Stewart questions Comey — and Herbert signs nation’s strictest DUI law

As Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch undergoes hearings for his confirmation, Sen. Orrin Hatch shows his support for the candidate. The Salt

Congressional coal support, proposed DUI limit and Salt Lake Valley homeless shelters (3/17/17)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Mike Lee propose legislation to curb EPA regulations on Utah coal-power plants. The Salt Lake Area Restaurant

Utah’s reaction to health care plan, Huntsman and Russia, Outdoor Retailer, Legislature ends

Utah’s congressional delegates respond to GOP leaders’ new health care plan. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts President Donald Trump’s offer to

John Swallow, alcohol legislation and Bears Ears (3/3/17)

After four weeks of testimony, the jury deliberates the trial of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, calls

Gun bills, food tax and Bryce Canyon National Park (2/24/17)

A bill that would change the definition of bigamy passes through the Utah House. A Senate committee votes to remove language prohibiting

Evan McMullin, Utah Legislature and John Swallow (2/17/17)

Former presidential candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin calls for an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia. The Utah House

Chaffetz meets Islamic leaders, Outdoor Retailer explores options and medical cannabis research bill advances (2/10/17)

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, addresses President Donald Trump’s travel ban with leaders of Utah’s Islamic community. Utah’s House and Senate pass

Utah Legislature, Trump’s Cabinet picks and refugees in Utah

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning some immigrants and refugees from entering the United States affects at least 64 refugees bound for

John Swallow, Abdi Mohamed and the 2017 legislative session (1/27/17)

Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill releases the bodycam footage of the officer-involved shooting of Abdi Mohamed nearly a year after the

Presidential inauguration, 2017 legislative session and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (1/20/17)

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will not look into President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, though a recent poll

Homeless-shelter controversy, tax hike for education and Hatch at attorney general confirmation hearing (1/13/17)

Salt Lake City’s plan for four new homeless resource centers meets more opposition from Sugar House residents and Salt Lake County Mayor

Bears Ears, homeless resource centers and Bonneville Salt Flats (1/6/17)

Salt Lake City residents push back against a planned homeless resource center in Sugar House. Utahns hope President-elect Donald Trump takes action

Bears Ears, sexual assault on Utah campuses and perception of the media (12/30/16)

Utah’s stake in the presidential election, a contentious monument designation in the Bears Ears region and investigations into how Utah colleges address

Electors’ votes, backlash over shelter sites, air-quality woes and Swallow’s court setback (12/23/16)

Utah electors unanimously cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Salt Lake City Council members receive threats after the announcement of the

Homeless shelters, ex-Utah State player is denied bail, Trump’s Cabinet (12/16/16)

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces the locations of four homeless shelters. Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green, accused

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s 2017 budget, national monument designations and homeless shelters(12/9/16)

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert lays out his 2017 budget, which emphasizes education and law enforcement. Rep. Rob Bishop asks President-elect Donald Trump

Voter fraud accusations, education funding and liquor stores (12/2/16)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. considers a run for Senate. Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox responds to President-elect Donald Trump’s baseless

Bears Ears, Sen. Orrin Hatch and University of Utah athletics (11/18/16)

Seven-term Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch considers a run for re-election. Energy developers plan to drill oil wells near the Bears Ears

Trump’s election, Chaffetz to continue investigation (11/11/16)

On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas Burr, columnist Paul Rolly, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and Tribune

Election Day and Hillary Clinton’s emails (11/4/16)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rises above Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and independent candidate Evan McMullin in Utah, according to national polls.

BYU changes how it addresses sexual assault, Trump gets Jason Chaffetz’s vote, LDS Church’s ‘Mormon and Gay’ website (10/28/16)

Brigham Young University unveils changes in how it responds to reports of sexual assault. Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’s still

Homelessness in SLC, McMullin’s rise, threatening calls to GOP leader (10/21/16)

The Salt Lake City Council diverts $30 million of Redevelopment Agency funds to affordable housing in an effort to address homelessness downtown.

Trump support wanes in Utah, Weinholtz’s wife awaits charges, restaurant worker cleared in cop case and Tribune endorses Clinton (10/14/16)

Top Utah Republicans pull their support from Donald Trump after a video surfaces showing the presidential candidate boasting about kissing and groping

Rape charges, leaked Mormon videos and Operation Diversion (10/7/16)

An ex-USU football player is charged with four counts of rape. Operation Diversion continues to address the drug problem among SLC’s homeless

UTA, State Politics, Homeless Shelter Plans and the ‘Zion Ceiling’

Republican Sen. Mike Lee and Democratic challenger Misty K. Snow argue over the Flint, Mich., water system. Salt Lake County Recorder Gary

‘Behind the Headlines’: Donald Trump Jr., Bears Ears and Utah’s attorney general race (9/23/16)

Donald Trump Jr. stops in Utah for a fundraiser. GOP U.S. Rep. Mia Love widens her lead over Democrat Doug Owens. Democratic

‘Behind the Headlines’: Public Lands Initiative, Utah’s water plans and Mormon Republicans (9/16/16)

A New Mexico city will be the site of a new Facebook data center despite West Jordan’s efforts to host the facility.

‘Behind the Headlines’: BYU-Utah football, algal blooms and political polls (9/9/16)

The Utah Utes and BYU Cougars prepare to meet up at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the big rivalry game. Rep. Jason Chaffetz calls

‘Behind the Headlines’: Love and Owens ads, homeless communities and Salt Lake Comic Con (9/2/16)

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love and Democratic opponent Doug Owens increase their campaign spending with TV ads. A Midvale community for homeless

‘Behind the Headlines’: West Jordan’s Facebook deal, American Fork River fills with sediment and The Tribune’s new editor (8/26/16)

West Jordan’s on-again, off-again Facebook deal, with the city offering the company $240 million in incentives, could be back on the table.