Behind The Headlines Archive

Bears Ears, Sen. Orrin Hatch and University of Utah athletics (11/18/16)

Seven-term Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch considers a run for re-election. Energy developers plan to drill oil wells near the Bears Ears

Trump’s election, Chaffetz to continue investigation (11/11/16)

On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporter Thomas Burr, columnist Paul Rolly, government and politics editor Dan Harrie and Tribune

Election Day and Hillary Clinton’s emails (11/4/16)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rises above Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and independent candidate Evan McMullin in Utah, according to national polls.

BYU changes how it addresses sexual assault, Trump gets Jason Chaffetz’s vote, LDS Church’s ‘Mormon and Gay’ website (10/28/16)

Brigham Young University unveils changes in how it responds to reports of sexual assault. Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he’s still

Homelessness in SLC, McMullin’s rise, threatening calls to GOP leader (10/21/16)

The Salt Lake City Council diverts $30 million of Redevelopment Agency funds to affordable housing in an effort to address homelessness downtown.

Trump support wanes in Utah, Weinholtz’s wife awaits charges, restaurant worker cleared in cop case and Tribune endorses Clinton (10/14/16)

Top Utah Republicans pull their support from Donald Trump after a video surfaces showing the presidential candidate boasting about kissing and groping

Rape charges, leaked Mormon videos and Operation Diversion (10/7/16)

An ex-USU football player is charged with four counts of rape. Operation Diversion continues to address the drug problem among SLC’s homeless

UTA, State Politics, Homeless Shelter Plans and the ‘Zion Ceiling’

Republican Sen. Mike Lee and Democratic challenger Misty K. Snow argue over the Flint, Mich., water system. Salt Lake County Recorder Gary

‘Behind the Headlines’: Donald Trump Jr., Bears Ears and Utah’s attorney general race (9/23/16)

Donald Trump Jr. stops in Utah for a fundraiser. GOP U.S. Rep. Mia Love widens her lead over Democrat Doug Owens. Democratic

‘Behind the Headlines’: Public Lands Initiative, Utah’s water plans and Mormon Republicans (9/16/16)

A New Mexico city will be the site of a new Facebook data center despite West Jordan’s efforts to host the facility.

‘Behind the Headlines’: BYU-Utah football, algal blooms and political polls (9/9/16)

The Utah Utes and BYU Cougars prepare to meet up at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the big rivalry game. Rep. Jason Chaffetz calls

‘Behind the Headlines’: Love and Owens ads, homeless communities and Salt Lake Comic Con (9/2/16)

Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love and Democratic opponent Doug Owens increase their campaign spending with TV ads. A Midvale community for homeless

‘Behind the Headlines’: West Jordan’s Facebook deal, American Fork River fills with sediment and The Tribune’s new editor (8/26/16)

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.

‘Behind the Headlines’: BYU’s Honor Code and LGBT sexual assault victims, Donald Trump’s letter to Utah voters and Utah’s wage gap for black women (8/19/16)

LGBT victims of sexual assault at BYU report feeling marginalized by the Honor Code. Black women in Utah make 60 cents to

‘Behind the Headlines’: Police shooting ‘justified’, Love outpolls Owens, BYU grad challenges Trump, ozone study cites deaths (8/12/16)

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill rules as justified the police shooting of Abdullahi “Abdi” Mohamed. Incumbent Republican Rep. Mia Love

‘Behind the Headlines’: Former USU student cut from NFL team amid sexual assault accusations

A former Utah State University student is cut from the Atlanta Falcons lineup based on four different accusations of sexual assault. Outdoor

‘Behind the Headlines’: Bear’s Ears, Shurtleff’s big break and (7/29/16) the Democratic National Convention

A state judge files a motion to dismiss public corruption charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Riders complain about price

‘Behind the Headlines’: Shurtleff’s edge, algal threat, Zika and, of course, Trump’s unconventional convention (7/22/16)

Utah Lake’s algal bloom proves problematic for Salt Lake, Utah and Davis counties. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings seeks dismissal of all

‘Behind the Headlines’: Public Lands Initiative, bad air, the special legislative session and trust in UTA (7/15/16)

Utah Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz reveal their long-awaited Public Lands Initiative. Utah legislators discuss bills regarding Facebook and drones during

‘Behind the Headlines’: Gun laws, arrest video, public-lands suit, firework pollution (7/8/16)

Utah’s members of Congress show little interest in the creation of new gun laws. A video showing a police officer hitting a

‘Behind the Headlines’: Primary results, Utah coal setback and a brutal murder (7/1/16)

Gov. Gary Herbert crushes challenger Jonathan Johnson in the Republican primary. Democratic Senate nominee Misty K. Snow makes history by defeating Jonathan

Behind the Headlines: ACLU sues Utah, polygamist leader flees, Lee leads and UTA OKs airport-line extension(6/24/16)

The ACLU of Utah files a lawsuit against the state to declare its public defender system unconstitutional. FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs flees

‘Behind the Headlines’: Herbert’s big lead, dirty water, SAGE tests, Orlando shooting and more (6/17/19)

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

Behind the Headlines: Race for the White House, gay-straight club at a Utah Catholic school and more (6/10/16)

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants the news media to go easy on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. A Judge Memorial student meets

Behind the Headlines: BYU probe, Dem superdelegates, Trib sale and more (6/3/16)

Paul Huntsman finalizes his purchase of The Salt Lake Tribune. Utah Democrats discuss doing away with superdelegates. The Utah Department of Public

Behind the Headlines: Transgender bathroom use, Grand Canyon pollution, UTA meetings, tea-party-group endorsement (5/27/16)

Utah is suing the federal government over the White House’s transgender restroom directive. Arizona business owners push for more air pollution controls

Behind the Headlines: Monument opposition, Honor Code investigation, salt flats preservation and bathroom policies (5/20/16)

The Utah Legislature opposes the creation of a Bears Ears monument in a resolution passed Wednesday. An audio recording of a Utah

Behind the Headlines: Corruption allegations, abortion measures, homelessness in Utah (5/13/16)

The Davis County attorney wants a grand jury to hear evidence alleging federal agents refused to investigate corruption charges against high-ranking officials.

Behind the Headlines: Trump as the nominee, Bennett dies, Biskupski’s vision and Tempest Williams resigns (5/6/16)

Local Republicans contemplate what Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee means for Utah voters in November. Former Sen. Bob Bennett dies

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