Behind The Headlines Archive

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

Behind the Headlines: Outcry about officer-involved shootings, wood burning ban (01/16/15)

Two more officer-involved shootings raise questions about how law enforcement is trained to de-escalate confrontations. The public weighs in on banning wood

Behind the headlines: Love takes oath, prison move loses supporter (01/09/15)

Mia Love makes history as the first black Republican woman sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives. A supporter of moving Utah’s

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