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KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune present 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.

A rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Robert Gehrke, Senior Managing Editor Matt Canham, reporters Erin Alberty, Brian Maffly and others – join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.

Listeners can join the discussion by posting questions and comments at sltrib.com or calling (801) 355-TALK. Behind the Headlines airs Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. on KCPW. Streaming audio is available as well as podcasts on both www.kcpw.org and www.sltrib.com.

SLC Council limits mayor’s options for inland port lawsuit, Provo festival adds nonbias policy but bars LGBT groups, former detective sues police for retaliation

The Salt Lake City Council forbids Mayor Jackie Biskupski from suing over the inland port deal — unless she gets its permission first. The America’s Freedom Festival in Provo enacts a nondiscrimination policy, and then, once again, rejects LGBT parade entries, causing an uproar that led to a sit-down at which the groups reached a compromise. And a former police detective […]

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Inland port plan bridges divide, couple attacked during Pride and ozone pollution arrives earlier than usual

Two Utah lawmakers unveil their ideas for bridging a divide between Salt Lake City and the state over the planned Inland Port. A mob shouting homophobic slurs chases four men leaving the Utah Pride Festival, until a dessert shop employee intervenes. And ozone pollution season arrives earlier than usual in northern Utah. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters […]

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Utahn released from Venezuelan prison, 3 initiatives make the ballot and Eagle Mountain to get a Facebook data center

After spending nearly two years in a Venezuelan prison, Josh Holt and his wife arrive home in the Beehive State. A final certification shows that three of four citizen initiatives are on their way to the November ballot. And Facebook plans to put a data center in Eagle Mountain, enticed by a $150 million tax break. At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt […]

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Utah authors call FanX founders out, Utah GOP removes minority members before vice chair election, LDS and NAACP leaders announce joint efforts

Utah authors band together to criticize the founders of the FanX convention for their response to sexual harassment allegations. At its State Central Committee meeting, the Utah Republican Party removes some of its female and minority members and elects a new vice chairperson. And, in a historic meeting, LDS Church leaders get together with NAACP officials to collaborate on humanitarian and education […]

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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 […]

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