Behind The Headlines Archive

Behind the Headlines: Utah prison list to expand, Salt Lake City homeless services to move? (12/19/14)

Facing public outcry, the commission charged with selecting a new prison site may add a few locations to their short list. Another

Behind the Headlines: Prison possibilities, Count My Vote lawsuit, speed limit v. air quality (12/12/14)

Cities jockey to get off the prison-relocation short list. The Utah GOP sues the state on the Count My Vote compromise bill.

Behind the Headlines: Stericycle settlement, new prison sites, third term for Becker? (12/05/14)

Utah regulators have settled with incinerator Stericycle for air quality violations. The state wants to move the prison, but cities don’t want

Behind the Headlines: Immigration, 70 mph speed limits and new rules for Uber, Lyft streams at 9 a.m. (11/21/14)

Utahns react to President Obama’s action on immigration. Law enforcement weighs in on a plan to bump freeway speed limits to 70

Behind The Headlines: NAACP seeks Hunt probe; Hoberman Arch Dismantled (2014/11/14)

Gov. Gary Herbert isn’t sure about plans to close the prison system’s revolving door.  Utah’s NAACP wants a federal probe into Darrien

Behind the Headlines: What happened Tuesday? (11/07/14)

The second time is the charm for Republican Mia Love, who clinched the 4th Congressional seat Tuesday. Utah’s senior senator will become the

Behind the Headlines: SAGE test scores, Darrien Hunt update & BYU poll (10/31/14)

Test scores show Utah students are lagging in math, science and language arts. A BYU poll shows the race between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug

Behind the Headlines: Chief Burbank lands in the hot seat, Healthy Utah gets fed nod (10/24/14)

Salt Lake City Councilmembers want answers on officer-involved shootings and rape kits. The governor’s agreement with the feds on his Medicaid alternative is a done deal.

Behind the Headlines: Feminist threatened, Love/Owens debate, auditors scold GOED (10/17/14)

Threats to feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian spark questions about campus security and free speech at Utah State University. Candidates in

Behind the Headlines: Gay marriage, Common Core and Election 2014

Same-sex marriage once again becomes a legal reality in Utah. The state was within its rights to adopt  Common Core standards, a legal review

Behind the Headlines: Cop cleared in Dillon Taylor shooting, AG candidates wrangle over same-sex marriage case (10/3/14)

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says the officer-involved shooting of Dillon Taylor was justified. Incumbent Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes

Behind the Headlines: Debates, Vail and the Zion Curtain (9/26/14)

Election 2014 debates kick off with matches between Donna McAleer and Rep. Rob Bishop, Luz Robles and Rep. Chris Stewart, and Mia

Behind the Headlines: ATV riders charged, UTA reassures lawmakers (9/19/14)

Five people are charged for illegally riding ATVs through Recapture Canyon. Gov. Herbert says the feds won’t designate a new national monument while the public lands

Behind the Headlines: Vail buys PCMR, gay marriage, lunch manager gets blame (9/12/14)

The U.S. Supreme Court announces it will review same-sex marriage cases involving five states, including Utah. Vail buys Park City Mountain Resort, ending a three years

Behind the Headlines: Park City fight hits deadline, streetcar funds OK’d, Mormon feminists struggle with race question (9/5/14)

Ski resorts Park City Mountain Resort and Vail face another deadline in their legal fight. The school where FLDS leader Warren Jeffs was accused

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