Behind The Headlines Archive

Transgender sports, Dixie State name change, gun control and historic Native American nominee

A bill that would bar transgender girls from K-12 girls sports stalls in a Utah Senate committee. A measure to allow a name change for

Spencer Cox vs. the Legislature, astronomical payday loan interest rates, and Mike Lee’s battle

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox suggests he won’t sign a bill that would bar transgender girls from competing in female K-12 sports. A new study

Mitt Romney’s close call, Utah’s troubled-teen industry and Wall Street’s quest to scoop up water

Sen. Mitt Romney’s close call during the Jan. 6 Capitol siege gets a spotlight during this week’s impeachment proceedings. With the backing of Paris

Embattled school board member, transgender sports, expanded vaccinations

More than 7,000 people sign a petition seeking to remove a Utah school board member over her comments about LGBTQ students and Black Lives

Utah’s U.S. Senators split on Trump trial and a state lawmaker seeks to impeach AG Sean Reyes

A Utah lawmaker pursues impeachment of Attorney General Sean Reyes. The state’s U.S. senators are split on the upcoming Senate trial of former President

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