Behind The Headlines Archive

Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with scouting(8/28/15)

Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with Scouting O Utah voters would favor Donald Trump over Hillary

Behind the Headlines: SLC OK’d as prison site, Colorado official warns about medical marijuana, LDS church gives women more voice in leadership(8/21/15)

State legislators and Gov. Herbert agree Salt Lake City is the best spot for a new state prison, but city officials vow

Behind the Headlines: Will SLC fight prison site, how will the state clean up mine spill, who won the primary elections?(8/14/15)

Legislators pick a site for a new state prison. Utah starts cleaning up a Colorado mine spill. UTA chief Michael Allegra announces

Behind the Headlines: Is a national monument coming, will Outdoor Retailer show move?(8/7/15)

Hillary Clinton makes a brief campaign stop in Utah. Gov. Gary Herbert asks President Obama not to designate a national monument in

Behind the Headlines: LDS to break from BSA, another term for Hatch?(7/31/15)

Sen. Orrin Hatch has the money to run for an eighth term in office, but will he? Sen. Mike Lee rails against

Behind the Headlines: Medicaid delays, medical marijuana’s benefits and SLC mayoral debate (7/17/15)

Lawmakers continue to haggle over expanding Medicaid, but the delay is having life and death consequences for some Utahns. An experiment with

Behind the Headlines: Police body cameras, prison relocation deadline and commotion SLC mayoral race(7/10/15)

Utah lawmakers debate when and how police officers should use body cameras. Gov. Gary Herbert says changing state statutes to reflect the

Prosecutors ask feds to take over Swallow, Shurltleff cases, Republicans donate to Lyman’s defense, how ACA ruling affects Healthy Utah

Local prosecutors have asked federal investigators to take over the cases against former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. Utah

Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff charges reduced, public speaks out on prison relocation and Democrats ask Rep. Miller to step down

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff faces reduced charges. Residents say the Prison Relocation Commission is not listening. Rep. Justin Miller stands

Behind the Headlines: Romney summit, Burbank leaves and the impending prison relocation(6/12/15)

Mitt Romney holds his annual summit in Park City with GOP presidential hopefuls. The Salt Lake City Council looks to add social

Behind the Headlines: Swallow, Salt Lake City mayor’s race and school dress codes

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow waives his preliminary hearing. West Valley reinstates the cop who shot and killed Danielle Willard. The

Behind the Headlines: Prison site short list grows shorter, audit shows DABC needs improvement, lawmaker wants to expand death penalty (5/29/15)

The Miller family pulls its land from the short list of sites for a new prison. Rep. Paul Ray wants to expand

Behind the Headlines: Swallow faces new charge, prison move draws critics, SLC east side lacks cops (5/22/15)

Prosecutors line up witnesses and file a new money-laundering charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Attendees at a public forum

Behind the headlines: Salt Lake Democrats spar, Utah GOP relents on election changes, autism experts come to Utah (5/15/15)

Utah Republicans reluctantly agree to go along with changes to the election process spurred by the Count My Vote movement. Salt Lake

Behind the headlines: Dixie State drops limits on free spech, new science standards start debate and is Utah running out of water? (5/8/15)

Dixie State University drops limits on free speech in response to students’ legal action. Professors at Utah Valley University claim the president’s

Behind the Headlines: Supreme Court considers gay marriage, lawmaker blasts DABC, Utah talks Medicaid compromise (05/01/15)

Gov. Herbert and top legislators talk to Washington about a Medicaid compromise.Utahns react to gay marriage arguments heard by the U.S. Supreme

Behind the Headlines: LGBT protesters get probation, GOP considers screening candidates, Marsden retires (04/24/15)

GOP leaders consider a plan to screen and pick candidates rather than use the state’s new nominating process. Ten of the group

Behind the Headlines: Dabakis out, Bangerter remembered, uranium plan on hold (4/17/15)

Political allies and opponents fondly remember former Gov. Norm Bangerter, who died Tuesday. State officials hit the pause button for public comment

Behind the Headlines: Dabakis enters, Becker goofs, Clara protests, Greenwald warns (04/10/15)

State Sen. Jim Dabakis throws his hat into the Salt Lake City mayor’s race while current Mayor Ralph Becker misfires on a

Behind the Headlines: Prez visit, Lovell sentencing, Herbert vetoes and more (04/03/15)

President Barack Obama makes his first trip to Utah as commander in chief. A Utah jury, again, sentences a rapist-killer to be

Behind the Headlines: Firing squads return, Stericyle could burn more, Dabakis may run, Google is coming to SLC (03/27/15)

Firing squads return as an option for inmates on Utah’s Death Row. Stericycle plans to burn even more medical waste at a

Behind the Headlines: Stillbirths, immigration and the flap over moving the Utah prison (03/20/15)

Greg Miller steps down as CEO of the Utah Jazz. A study reveals a spike in infant deaths in the Uinta Basin,

Behind the Headlines: 2015 Utah legislature wraps up (03/13/15)

Between the contentious Medicaid debate, the return of the firing squad, a close vote on medical marijuana and landmark legislation on LGBT

Behind the Headlines: House rejects Healthy Utah, anti-bias bill clears first hurdle, committee OKs medical marijuana (03/06/15)

A House committee voted down Healthy Utah, but sent an alternative plan to the full House. A “model” anti-LGBT discrimination and religious

Behind the Headlines: Medical marijuana clears Senate committee, Healthy Utah stalls, golf course closures (02/27/15)

After making it through the Senate, Gov. Gary Herbert’s Medicaid expansion proposal likely won’t get debated in the House. Utah’s first medical

Behind the Headlines: Healthy Utah, partisan school boards, Zion Curtain and the homeless shelter

Lawmakers analyze Medicaid alternatives Healthy Utah and Sen. Allen Christensen’s so-called Vulnerable Utah plan. Utah’s Congressional delegation brings a small government message

Behind the Headlines: Healthy Utah, religious liberties/anti-bias bill, Dehlin excommunication and Tim Lawson (02/13/15)

The Healthy Utah plan gets compared to the “Frail Utah” plan. Lawmakers unveil a first draft of a combined religious liberties-nondiscrimination bill.

Behind the Headlines: Pollution and pregnancy, suing the feds and the definition of rape (02/06/15)

Doctors are divided about the health consequences of breathing dirty air for pregnant women and their babies. Rep. Brian Greene questions whether

Behind the Headlines: LGBT rights and religious freedom, legislative update, Sundance (1/30/15)

The LDS Church pushes for laws that protect both LGBT rights and religious freedom. Gov. Gary Herbert asks the legislature to boost funding

Behind the Headlines: Romney, Matheson, Lockhart and police civilian review boards (01/23/15)

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney explores a third run for the White House. Salt Lake City opens up police civilian review