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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 County sheriff’s deputy reveals he wanted an alleged rape victim at BYU to be investigated by the Honor Code Office. The Bureau of Land Management discusses how to preserve the Bonneville Salt Flats. […]
The Davis County attorney wants a grand jury to hear evidence alleging federal agents refused to investigate corruption charges against high-ranking officials. A new law requiring doctors to quell fetal pain puzzles doctors. Rocky Mountain Power proposes a multistate agreement on managing the power grid. And Utah’s homeless population grows. On Friday at 9 a.m., […]
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 at age 82. Salt Lake City Council members want more detail in Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s vision for the city. And author and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams resigns from her faculty position at the […]
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 […]
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 […]