Behind The Headlines Archive

Utah’s new DUI law, Gov. Herbert vs. the legislature — and Mike Lee vs. the GOP health care bill

Utah’s hotly debated DUI law comes under scrutiny during the legislature’s interim session. The race for Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s soon-to-be-vacant House seat

Ott may retire early, Zinke wants to resize Bears Ears and Utah imam barred from flying home

Amid growing concerns for his health, Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott considers retiringfrom the position before his term ends in 2020.

Miller leaves Democratic race and party, Our Schools Now talks sales tax, and why Comey got fired

The Our Schools Now campaign to increase education funding changes to include a sales tax hike. Rob Miller, leaves a Utah Democratic

Utah booze board stumbles in accounting, state rebuffs candidates, and Winder looks for redrock pastures

A state audit of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control shows millions reporting errors involving millions of dollars. Two candidates looking to

Schools’ punishment of American Indians, Diehl and Hughes, and Trump’s budget

American Indian students are punished in Utah schools more than any other demographic, a recent report shows. Details about former Utah Transit

Chaffetz and Comey, Chaffetz and Herbert, Huntsman and Russia

Rep. Jason Chaffetz invites former FBI Director James Comey to testify publicly over a memoregarding a special request from President Donald Trump.

Zinke’s monumental tour, Chaffetz wants Comey review, Hatch on health care

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke receives feedback from lawmakers, advocacy groups and American Indians on Bears Ears National Monument for his recommendation to

UTA deals haunt house speaker, U. president will retire, Chaffetz votes on health bill

Past deals come back to haunt Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes and the Utah Transit Authority. University of Utah Pres. David Pershing

Trump’s monument decree, U. reinstates Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and Jazz try to end Clippers series (4/28/17)

President Donald Trump signs an executive order calling for a review of all national monument designations from the past 21 years, including

Chaffetz plans exit, McMullin owes big money and Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO is fired (4/21/17)

Five-term Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announces that he will not run for public office in 2018. Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO and Director

The Tribune wins journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize (4/14/17)

This week’s show is an hourlong look at the series of stories that earned The Salt Lake Tribune this year’s Pulitzer Prize

Feds make a deal with UTA, SLC Council not happy with fence near homeless shelter (4/7/17)

The Utah Transit Authority escapes federal charges in exchange for disclosing information about individuals under investigation. Rocky Mountain Power prepares to build

No homeless shelter in my city, Hatch may have Democratic challenger, Trump has Utahns’ support (3/31/17)

Cities rail against putting a Salt Lake County homeless shelter within their boundaries. Democratic Salt Lake County Council member Jenny Wilson rises

Hatch supports Gorsuch, Stewart questions Comey — and Herbert signs nation’s strictest DUI law

As Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch undergoes hearings for his confirmation, Sen. Orrin Hatch shows his support for the candidate. The Salt

Congressional coal support, proposed DUI limit and Salt Lake Valley homeless shelters (3/17/17)

Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Mike Lee propose legislation to curb EPA regulations on Utah coal-power plants. The Salt Lake Area Restaurant

Utah’s reaction to health care plan, Huntsman and Russia, Outdoor Retailer, Legislature ends

Utah’s congressional delegates respond to GOP leaders’ new health care plan. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts President Donald Trump’s offer to

John Swallow, alcohol legislation and Bears Ears (3/3/17)

After four weeks of testimony, the jury deliberates the trial of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, calls

Gun bills, food tax and Bryce Canyon National Park (2/24/17)

A bill that would change the definition of bigamy passes through the Utah House. A Senate committee votes to remove language prohibiting

Evan McMullin, Utah Legislature and John Swallow (2/17/17)

Former presidential candidate and Utah native Evan McMullin calls for an investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties with Russia. The Utah House

Chaffetz meets Islamic leaders, Outdoor Retailer explores options and medical cannabis research bill advances (2/10/17)

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, addresses President Donald Trump’s travel ban with leaders of Utah’s Islamic community. Utah’s House and Senate pass

Utah Legislature, Trump’s Cabinet picks and refugees in Utah

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning some immigrants and refugees from entering the United States affects at least 64 refugees bound for

John Swallow, Abdi Mohamed and the 2017 legislative session (1/27/17)

Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill releases the bodycam footage of the officer-involved shooting of Abdi Mohamed nearly a year after the

Presidential inauguration, 2017 legislative session and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (1/20/17)

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will not look into President-elect Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest, though a recent poll

Homeless-shelter controversy, tax hike for education and Hatch at attorney general confirmation hearing (1/13/17)

Salt Lake City’s plan for four new homeless resource centers meets more opposition from Sugar House residents and Salt Lake County Mayor

Bears Ears, homeless resource centers and Bonneville Salt Flats (1/6/17)

Salt Lake City residents push back against a planned homeless resource center in Sugar House. Utahns hope President-elect Donald Trump takes action

Bears Ears, sexual assault on Utah campuses and perception of the media (12/30/16)

Utah’s stake in the presidential election, a contentious monument designation in the Bears Ears region and investigations into how Utah colleges address

Electors’ votes, backlash over shelter sites, air-quality woes and Swallow’s court setback (12/23/16)

Utah electors unanimously cast their votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Salt Lake City Council members receive threats after the announcement of the

Homeless shelters, ex-Utah State player is denied bail, Trump’s Cabinet (12/16/16)

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces the locations of four homeless shelters. Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green, accused

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s 2017 budget, national monument designations and homeless shelters(12/9/16)

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert lays out his 2017 budget, which emphasizes education and law enforcement. Rep. Rob Bishop asks President-elect Donald Trump

Voter fraud accusations, education funding and liquor stores (12/2/16)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. considers a run for Senate. Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox responds to President-elect Donald Trump’s baseless