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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 Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the GOP convention. And charter school students get less state money than their public school counterparts. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Benjamin Wood, Lee Davidson and Erin Alberty […]

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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 of sexual assault. Lawmakers and conservationists continue to disagree over the use of the Antiquities Act in the Bears Ears region. Utah gubernatorial candidates name their running mates. And Paul Huntsman, president of […]

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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 Party says it won’t comply with state election law allowing signature gathering. And Salt Lake City is barring city-sponsored travel to states that have gutted anti-discrimination legislation. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune […]

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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 in jail as he awaits trial on charges of food stamp fraud. The Salt Lake County Council wants to audit the county recorder’s office after questions surfaced about recorder Gary Ott’s cognitive abilities. […]

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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 vetoes a few from the recent legislative session. Utah’s Democratic superdelegates are split between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. And the LDS Church sponsors a new refugee-assistance program. On Friday at 9 a.m., […]

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