From its politics to its public lands to polygamy, Utah has always been fertile ground for news.
Here on KCPW, The Salt Lake Tribune presents a fresh way for Utahns to process the headlines. Behind the Headlines, a live weekly broadcast, examines the week’s top local stories through the eyes of reporters on the beat.
Salt Lake Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce and a rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Paul Rolly, investigative reporter Matt Canham, senior government reporter Robert Gehrke, reporter Kathy Stephenson and others – will talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.
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Gov. Gary Herbert welcomes Syrian refugees despite opposition from Republican peers. The prosecutor in former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s case says he’s also investigating U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Salt Lake City officially elects its first gay mayor. And a recent trip to Switzerland by some UTA board members sparks controversy yet again. […]
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 Lake City mayoral front-runner Jackie Biskupski plans on meeting with LDS Church officials to discuss the new policy’s impact on city residents. A Utah judge orders a married couple to give up their […]
Jackie Biskupski appears to have been elected the next mayor of Salt Lake City, but incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker is waiting until the final vote tally is revealed Nov. 17. Utah Transit Authority tries to regain public trust after Prop. 1 seems to have failed in Salt Lake and Utah counties. And Millcreek starts the […]
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 marriage isn’t over. And Utah shutters a low-income insurance provider. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Kristen Moulton, Chris Smart, Matt Canham and Jennifer Dobner join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the […]
Drunken-driving fatalities are on the rise. Utah legislators debate the death penalty. LDS apostle Elder Dallin H. Oaks publicly chides county clerk Kim Davis. And San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman gives up his “County Commissioner of the Year” award. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke and Lee Davidson, along with columnist […]