Behind The Headlines Archive

Behind the Headlines: Bill would revamp sex education, UTA promises improvements (2/5/16)

House Minority Leader Brian King proposes a bill for more comprehensive sex education in public schools. Business leaders want Utahns to vote

Behind the Headlines: Legislators get to work, guv touts Utah’s strength, public packs EPA hearing(1/29/16)

Gov. Gary Herbert gives his sixth State of the State address to Utah legislators, touching on Medicaid expansion, education funding and economic

Behind the Headlines: Public lands bill, election reform, Trib/Hinckley poll numbers (1/22/16)

Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveil their public lands proposal. Utah’s lieutenant governor stands behind signature gathering. And Utahns like the

Behind the Headlines: Utahns react to Obama’s SOTU, new video about SLC officer-involved shooting draws scrutiny, rape costs Utah $5B a year(1/15/16)

President Obama gives his final State of the Union address. Rep. Jason Chaffetz proposes a bill that would cut allowances for former

Behind the Headlines: LDS church reacts to anti-government protesters, Utahns weigh in on Obama gun control measures, Biskupski sworn in as SLC mayor(1/8/16)

A Bundy-led militia takes over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and the LDS Church denounces their actions. President Obama takes executive

Behind the Headlines: The Years Top Stories (12/25/15)

In 2015, Salt Lake City elected its first gay mayor, LDS church leaders grappled with the reality of gay marriage, lawmakers decided

Behind the Headlines: Chaffetz blasts Trump’s Muslim ban, snow storm wallops Utah, UTA expands transit(12/18/15)

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, meets with local Muslims and denounces GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering

Behind the Headlines: Guv on education, state to sue for public lands, Lyman awaits sentencing(12/11/15)

Gov. Gary Herbert focuses his budget on education. State lawmakers vote to proceed with a legal battle against the federal government for

Behind the Headlines: E-cig regulation, Biskupski’s transition, history standards and Olene Walker(12/4/15)12/4/15)

A new labeling rule for e-cigarettes could dry up the vaping business in Utah. Salt Lake City Mayor-elect Jackie Biskupski’s call for

Behind the Headlines: Syrian refugees, Reid investigation, embattled UTA board (11/20/15)

Gov. Gary Herbert welcomes Syrian refugees despite opposition from Republican peers. The prosecutor in former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s case says

Behind the Headlines: LDS gay family policy continues to rankle, Biskupski wants a meeting with church officials(11/13/15)

The recent policy change by the LDS Church regarding same-sex couples and their children has upset many faithful and non-faithful alike. Salt

Behind the Headlines: Biskupski/Becker, Prop 1 and other Election Day results (11/6/15)

Jackie Biskupski appears to have been elected the next mayor of Salt Lake City, but incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker is waiting until

Behind the Headlines: World Congress of Families speaks on marriage, SLC mayoral candidates spar to the end, what happened to Arches Health Plan?(10/30/15)

The Salt Lake City mayoral candidates race toward Election Day. Speakers at the World Congress of Families say the fight against same-sex

Behind the headlines: Drunken driving, LDS apostle and an embattled county commissioner(10/25/15)

Drunken-driving fatalities are on the rise. Utah legislators debate the death penalty. LDS apostle Elder Dallin H. Oaks publicly chides county clerk

Behind the Headlines: House GOP dooms Medicaid plan, Planned Parenthood goes to court, Utah remembers deadly Hofmann bombings(10/16/15)

GOP legislators say no to the latest Medicaid expansion plan. A Utah Congressman calls former government contractor Edward Snowden a traitor. Planned

Behind the Headlines: Utah Access Plus, opening for Chaffetz and mayoral debate(10/9/15)

A legislative hearing on the latest Medicaid expansion plan, Utah Access Plus, draws mixed reviews from health providers and the Utah residents

Behind the Headlines: Utah’s new health plan, a legal Uber and Planned Parenthood(10/2/15)

The Secret Service leaks Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s information to the news media. The Utah Access Plus health plan struggles to find support

Behind the Headlines: Pontiff addresses Congress, LDS Apostle Scott dies, sage grouse stays off endangered list (9/25/15)

Pope Francis enthralls U.S. Catholics and addresses Congress on immigration, the environment and other issues. Mormon church apostle Elder Richard G. Scott

Behind the Headlines: Deadly floods scar southern Utah, school grades up, Johnson enters race for governor(9/18/15)

Flash floods in southern Utah result in seven dead at Zion National Park and 12 dead and one missing in the FLDS

Behind the Headlines: Updates on Draper prison site, SLC mayor’s race, Utah’s Congressional delegation(9/11/15)

It’ll be years before a new state prison is built in Salt Lake City, but that’s not stopping state and local officials

Behind the Headlines: E-cigs popular with Utah youth, SAGE scores are up, sales tax would boost bus service(9/4/15)

A sales tax hike would fund increased bus services, says the Utah Transit Authority. More Utah youth are e-smoking. SAGE test scores

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