Behind The Headlines Archive

Behind the Headlines: Utah’s bigamy law takes a hit, so does UTA from audit (8/29/14)

TV’s ‘Sister Wives’ family gets another victory in court. UTA feels the heat from legislative auditors and the public. Salt Lake County starts the search for a

Behind the Headlines: Gun laws contested, UTA salaries underreported, Park City waits (8/22/14)

The Second Amendment Foundation puts Utah cities and towns on notice for their gun laws. Utah’s state school board is in turmoil, even as student test

Behind the Headlines: Mike Lee’s donors, FLDS trust evictions, UTA wants cash (8/15/14)

Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign asks donors if their contributions were legal. More legal allegations surface against Shurtleff and Swallow. The state-run trust managing former polygamist

Behind the Headlines: Landslide, monuments, UTOPIA

A landslide destroys one home and rattles residents in North Salt Lake. Gov. Gary Herbert invites senators who support designating a new national monument in Utah

Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff/Swallow go to court, solar fee proposed (8/1/14)

Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow make their first court appearance. The Utah Public Service Commission considers a fee for homeowners

Behind the Headlines: Gay rights, SLC mayor’s race, tar sands arrests (7/25/14)

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants a religious exemption to President Obama’s executive order extending LGBT workplace protections to federal contractors. Gov. Gary Herbert chimes in on the

7/18/14 Behind the Headlines: Long AG Investigation Leads to Arrests; Herbert Seeks Review of Education Standards

Former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested on Tuesday morning, and now face a number of charges ranging from

7/11/14: Shurtleff texts, immigration reform, Jordan District split

Text exchanges between former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and a former aide highlight ethical differences. A new poll shows Utahns want immigration reform this year. Local

7/4/14: KCPW to air “Groundwork: Democracy Close to Home” in place of Behind the Headlines for holiday weekend

Due to the holiday, there will be no Behind the Headlines this week.  We will air “Groundwork:  Democracy Close to Home,” A timely one-hour

6/27/14: Gay marriage win, Kate Kelly loss and a dog shooting

Utah’s same-sex marriage ban takes another hit, this time from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. TheLDS excommunicates a leading voice in the push

6/20/14: Shurtleff, Swallow, and rape kits

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff pays a visit to Utah’s Capitol Hill, expressing outrage for a raid on his home. Former AG John

6/13/14: Mormon discipline, Pride, Days of ‘47, fireworks

Two Mormon activists face excommunication from their church for their public actions. A cop resignsamid controversy over his assignment at the Utah Pride Parade. And

6/6/14: Swallow and Lee, Shurtleff’s search, ACLU warning and Utah’s birthrate

Indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson testifies that former Utah Attorney General John Swallowdirected him to send campaign funds to Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign through

5/30/14: Oktoberfest, SLC fireworks, gay marriage and LGBT Mormons

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says Snowbird’s Oktoberfest may not get a permit to serve beer. Salt Lake City considers a fireworks ban in the

5/23/14: Gay marriage win, PCMR loss, Medicaid snag

A federal judge says Utah must honor same-sex marriages performed while it was a legal practice in the state. Park City Mountain Resort loses in

5/16/14: Immigration, Snowbird, new cellphone rules

Snowbird ownership changes hands. No dialing or texting on a cellphone while driving and no more panhandling on freeway shoulders. Utah leaders urge

5/9/14: No Parade for Mormon Gay Allies, U. Song, Baby Deaths, Rally at Recapture Canyon

The Days of ‘47 Parade denies a request by Mormons Building Bridges to participate in Utah’s largest parade, calling the group controversial. University of

5/2/2014: Tweet Controversy, New Liquor Law, UTOPIA, BLM and Streetcars

A state lawmaker’s tweet about the NAACP spurs outcry. A new law will allow Utah liquor licenses to be bought and sold. An Australian

4/25/14: Bundy reaction, Shurtleff, sperm switch, politics

Utah officials react to Cliven Bundy’s comments and tactics. A new report skewers former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s handling of a case against convicted fraudster

4/18/14: Megan Huntsman, rape kit back log, gay marriage 2

Seven dead babies are discovered in boxes in a Pleasant Grove garage, and their mother admits to police that she killed six

4/11/14: Gay marriage, adoptions, ex-A.G. deputy

Attorneys in the same-sex marriage case duke it out before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The state health department refuses

4/4/14: Congressional races, vetoes, gay marriage arguments

Gov. Herbert uses his veto pen on three bills and signs hundreds more. Candidates line up to run for Rep. Matheson’s seat. And the three-judge panel

3/28/14: Cannabis oil, Vail’s offer and an oil spill

Cannabis oil becomes a legal treatment option for Utahns with epilepsy. Vail makes a bid for Park City Mountain Resort. U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop pushes to block

3/21/14: Ski Interconnect, Mormon women rebuffed

Join Tribune reporters to process the week’s headlines: The LDS Church won’t give Ordain Women tickets to the all-male priesthood meeting. Seven Wasatch Front

3/14/14: Legislative wrap-up, John Swallow report

Utah’s 2014 Legislature closed up shop last night, ending a session dominated by election reform,clean air, technology in the classroom, Medicaid, liquor and no new taxes. Lawmakers also

3/7/14: Cannabis, Zion Curtain, Daybreak

Lawmakers may put off a decision on providing health coverage for Utah’s poor. The House passes a bill that would allow cannabis-oil to be prescribed for

2/28/14: Gay rights, Count My Vote, school audit

Gay rights activists meet with lawmakers in the first public forum about LGBT stigmas and abuse, a day after attorneys argue Amendment 3 “cemented” discrimination against

2/21/14: Google Fiber, megahotel, Medicaid

Google announces it’s looking at the possibility of installing a fiber network in Salt Lake City. The proposed Salt Lake City convention center hotel clears

2/14/14: Behind the Headlines: Gas taxes, Kragthorpe live from Sochi

State lawmakers consider a $750 million boost for school tech, a utility fee for clean air, a gas tax hike, a speed limit boost

2/7/14: Prison move and a deadly 911 call

House Speaker Becky Lockhart endorses a plan to build a new, massive convention center hotel. Two senators say the state’s outside counsel in the