Behind The Headlines Archive

Behind the Headlines: Victims say BYU’s Honor Code is a weapon, Johnson bests Herbert at convention, charter students get less state funds (4/29/16)

Survivors of sexual assault at BYU say their attackers used the school’s Honor Code against them. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson beats

Behind the Headlines: Protesters at BYU, Bears Ears and a Tribune Sale

Protesters deliver a petition with more than 90,000 signatures to BYU, asking to amend the school’s Honor Code policies to protect victims

Behind the Headlines: Sexual assault at BYU, the GOP’s signature debacle, SLC travel ban

Several Brigham Young University students say reports of sexual assault are routinely funneled to the school’s Honor Code Office. The Utah Republican

Behind the Headlines: Judge says signature path to ballot is constitutional, polygamist leader to stay in jail, former Jazz coach Sloan reveals health problems

A judge says it is constitutional for candidates to gather signatures to get on the ballot. Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs will stay

Behind the Headlines: Trump bound to be a loser? Guv signs bills, Dem superdelegates split (4/1/16)

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt says Donald Trump won’t win the presidential race. Gov. Gary Herbert signs more than 450 bills and

Behind the Headlines: Politics, politics, politics…

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