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Legislature, police reforms, schools and a new day for two Utah monuments on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

The 2021 Utah Legislature kicks off under unusual circumstances. Among the many items up for consideration are several police reforms and an effort to pressure

Trump impeachment, vaccine glitches and an intriguing drug case

Utah’s all-GOP House delegation calls President Donald Trump’s second impeachment a mistake that will divide the nation. Huge demand for vaccines causes the Salt

Capitol assault, electoral endgame and Utah’s new governor

The storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob calls into question the stability of America’s democracy. Two members of Utah’s congressional delegation

Looking back at a momentous 2020

Utah in 2020 will be forever defined by the coronavirus pandemic. But it was also a year of protest and social upheaval,

Frontline workers start receiving vaccines, tar sands leasing revisited, and withholding teacher bonuses

A second wave of COVID-19 vaccine shipments have arrived in Utah, with more hospitals across the state beginning to give shots to their

Tar sands leasing in the Uinta Basin and blowback for Utah’s AG over election lawsuit

This week in Utah news: Utah’s Governor and Governor-elect condemn a decision by Attorney General Sean Reyes to join a lawsuit aiming to overturn

Counties vie for Inland Port satellites, San Juan County asks for Bears Ears restoration, and Legal advice for Utah’s ‘troubled teen’ industry

A group of government economic development leaders and rural business interests took the chance to extol the many benefits a satellite port would

Lawmakers decry Gov. Herbert’s health orders and the serious illness some Utah children face after COVID-19

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert gets an earful from Republican state lawmakers for his coronavirus measures during a Tuesday meeting. The group, led by the

A record jump in coronavirus infections and unsubstantiated voter fraud claims

Utah reported a record-shattering 3,919 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, with record-high hospitalizations and the virus’ deadliest single week since the pandemic began. Between

Surging coronavirus numbers and a Utah election recap

Election Day may have come and gone, but the results of some races, like the 4th Congressional District contest, remain too close