Behind The Headlines Archive

Oath Keepers, COVID surge, medical cannabis and port bonds

  Medical cannabis pharmacies in Utah sell products containing Delta-8 THC — despite federal warnings of serious health risks. The Utah Inland Port Authority creates

Expansion of Utah’s national monuments, water for Cedar City and debating cash bail

President Joe Biden will take action in the near future to restore Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments. Iron County

Great Salt Lake’s future, coal intrigue, and a food writer’s farewell

Federal legislation aims to save saline lakes in the West, including the Great Salt Lake. The Utah Inland Port Authority looked into a secretive

Police shootings of minorities, lessons from polio, and Utah’s water use

A Salt Lake Tribune analysis shows Utah police disproportionately shoot at racial and ethnic minorities. Childhood polio survivors say that the unknown long-term

Undercounted school COVID cases, inland port’s rail plan, and trails debate

School coronavirus cases go undercounted as some parents refuse to report to Utah health officials. The Utah Inland Port pursues a new

Killing the death penalty, ‘fixing’ Utah Lake, and Donovan Mitchell vs. Stuart Adams

Utah lawmakers say they’ll try again to abolish capital punishment even as a county prosecutor says he’s already done pursuing the death

School masks, vaccine resistance, and stadium safety

The U.S. Department of Education launches an investigation into Utah’s law preventing schools from enacting mask mandates. Health officials hope personal stories

Paiute burials, Holland’s BYU talk and embattled school board member

Latter-day Saint apostle Jeffrey R. Holland criticizes BYU faculty members and students who challenge the faith’s teachings on same-sex marriage. A Utah

Masks in schools, misleading history lesson and Colorado River woes

Salt Lake City’s mayor pursues a mask order for schools to slow the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. History packets

SLCO mask health order reversal, LDS Church mask (and vaccine) endorsement, and new census figures

In a 6-3 party-line vote, the Salt Lake County Council votes to overturn the public health school mask order issued by county