Behind The Headlines Archive

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz win big in Utah’s presidential caucuses. The Utah GOP’s experimental online voting system

Behind the Headlines: Politics, Rape Allegations, SLCPD

Utah Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch say they’ll block President Obama’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Presidential candidates make campaign

Behind the Headlines: 2016 Utah Legislature ends, Finicum’s widow sues (3/11/16)

The Utah Legislature wraps up its general session after debating a Medicaid expansion plan, the death penalty, medical cannabis, a deep-water port

Behind the headlines: Romney’s Trump rant, legislative ups and down and reaction to police shooting(3/4/16)

Mitt Romney says what many in the Republican establishment are thinking: Donald Trump is a fraud. State senators drop a hate crimes

Behind the Headlines: FLDS members arrested, sex ed bill rejected, GOP candidates coming to town (2/26/16)

Federal officials indict members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) on charges of food stamp fraud. The

Behind the Headlines: Utah reacts to Scalia, medical marijuana boosters look to the ballot, school supe resigns (2/19/16)

Utah Republicans urge President Obama to wait on appointing a replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The LDS Church again

Behind the headlines: Environmentalists pan power company’s emissions plan (2/12/16)

Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to reduce emissions meets criticism from environmentalists and the Office of Consumer Services. Sen. Steve Urquhart moves to

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