Behind The Headlines Archive
Seven-term Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch considers a run for re-election. Energy developers plan to drill oil wells near the Bears Ears
On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas Burr, columnist Paul Rolly, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and Tribune
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rises above Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and independent candidate Evan McMullin in Utah, according to national polls.
Brigham Young University unveils changes in how it responds to reports of sexual assault. Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’s still
The Salt Lake City Council diverts $30 million of Redevelopment Agency funds to affordable housing in an effort to address homelessness downtown.
Top Utah Republicans pull their support from Donald Trump after a video surfaces showing the presidential candidate boasting about kissing and groping
An ex-USU football player is charged with four counts of rape. Operation Diversion continues to address the drug problem among SLC’s homeless
Republican Sen. Mike Lee and Democratic challenger Misty K. Snow argue over the Flint, Mich., water system. Salt Lake County Recorder Gary
Donald Trump Jr. stops in Utah for a fundraiser. GOP U.S. Rep. Mia Love widens her lead over Democrat Doug Owens. Democratic
A New Mexico city will be the site of a new Facebook data center despite West Jordan’s efforts to host the facility.
The Utah Utes and BYU Cougars prepare to meet up at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the big rivalry game. Rep. Jason Chaffetz calls
Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love and Democratic opponent Doug Owens increase their campaign spending with TV ads. A Midvale community for homeless
West Jordan’s on-again, off-again Facebook deal, with the city offering the company $240 million in incentives, could be back on the table.
LGBT victims of sexual assault at BYU report feeling marginalized by the Honor Code. Black women in Utah make 60 cents to
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill rules as justified the police shooting of Abdullahi “Abdi” Mohamed. Incumbent Republican Rep. Mia Love
A former Utah State University student is cut from the Atlanta Falcons lineup based on four different accusations of sexual assault. Outdoor
A state judge files a motion to dismiss public corruption charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Riders complain about price
Utah Lake’s algal bloom proves problematic for Salt Lake, Utah and Davis counties. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings seeks dismissal of all
Utah Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz reveal their long-awaited Public Lands Initiative. Utah legislators discuss bills regarding Facebook and drones during
Utah’s members of Congress show little interest in the creation of new gun laws. A video showing a police officer hitting a
Gov. Gary Herbert crushes challenger Jonathan Johnson in the Republican primary. Democratic Senate nominee Misty K. Snow makes history by defeating Jonathan
The ACLU of Utah files a lawsuit against the state to declare its public defender system unconstitutional. FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs flees
Gov. Gary Herbert holds a 45-point lead over challenger Jonathan Johnson in the Republican primary. Nearly three-quarters of Utah’s lakes fall short
Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the news media to go easy on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. A Judge Memorial student meets
Paul Huntsman finalizes his purchase of The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah Democrats discuss doing away with superdelegates. The Utah Department of Public
Utah is suing the federal government over the White House’s transgender restroom directive. Arizona business owners push for more air pollution controls
The Utah Legislature opposes the creation of a Bears Ears monument in a resolution passed Wednesday. An audio recording of a Utah
The Davis County attorney wants a grand jury to hear evidence alleging federal agents refused to investigate corruption charges against high-ranking officials.
Local Republicans contemplate what Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee means for Utah voters in November. Former Sen. Bob Bennett dies
Survivors of sexual assault at BYU say their attackers used the school’s Honor Code against them. Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson beats