Behind The Headlines Archive

Utah sued over redistricting; Lee, Stewart under fire; Reyes may take on Romney

Voter groups sue to try to prevent Utah from instituting new congressional maps. Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says Sen. Mike Lee and Rep.

Water conservation, transgender athletes and more from the 2022 Legislature

As the dust settles on Utah’s 2022 legislative session, reporters delve into some of the major issues lawmakers addressed — from water

LDS in Ukraine, Romney on Putin and Legislature’s final hours

Ukrainian Latter-day Saints share stories of resilience in the face of a Russian invasion. Sen. Mitt Romney calls Vladimir Putin a “megalomaniac dictator.” The

Russia’s invasion, inland port shake-up, water costs and Glen Canyon Dam

Utah leaders react to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A legislative proposal to strip Salt Lake City of its representation on the Utah Inland Port board

Mink farms, teen treatment centers and capital punishment

A push to eliminate the death penalty in Utah fails to advance at this year’s meeting of state lawmakers. A teen treatment center in Utah County

Nathan Chen’s gold, homeless shelter for the elderly, press access on Capitol Hill

Salt Lake City native Nathan Chen wins Olympic gold in Beijing. Homeless advocates call for a shelter to serve the elderly and

Bungled COVID tests, school vouchers and press restraints

At least 174,000 coronavirus tests in Utah may have been inaccurate, but patients weren’t told. A new measure at the Legislature would rekindle an

Guv’s security, online schooling, teacher bounced and Dems snubbed

A Utah congressman snubs Democrats during a visit to the state Capitol. Taxpayers foot the bill for a secret construction project at the private home of

Legislature tackles COVID restrictions

As 2022′s legislative session gets underway, many Utah lawmakers ignore the recommendations of public health experts and gather unmasked. Senate President Stuart Adams

COVID spike, mask mandates and navigating ambiguity for queer Latter-day Saints

With Utah coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations at record levels, health officials turn to mask requirements to try to stem the tide. Meanwhile, Utah’s