Salt Lake Tribune lays off third of staff, Utah County Clerk’s office misses petition signatures and San Juan County Commission candidate booted from ballot

The Salt Lake Tribune lays off a third of its staff, after publisher Paul Huntsman announces a steep decline in revenue since purchasing the paper in 2016. The Utah County Clerk’s office fails to count more than 100 packets of petition signatures for the Count My Vote ballot initiative. And San Juan County Commission candidate Willie Grayeyes, a Democrat and Navajo, is booted from the ballot.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, editorial page editor George Pyle and editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

Each Friday morning, stream “Behind the Headlines” online at kcpw.org or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast.

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