Behind The Headlines Archive

6/13/14: Mormon discipline, Pride, Days of ‘47, fireworks

Two Mormon activists face excommunication from their church for their public actions. A cop resignsamid controversy over his assignment at the Utah Pride Parade. And

6/6/14: Swallow and Lee, Shurtleff’s search, ACLU warning and Utah’s birthrate

Indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson testifies that former Utah Attorney General John Swallowdirected him to send campaign funds to Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign through

5/30/14: Oktoberfest, SLC fireworks, gay marriage and LGBT Mormons

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says Snowbird’s Oktoberfest may not get a permit to serve beer. Salt Lake City considers a fireworks ban in the

5/23/14: Gay marriage win, PCMR loss, Medicaid snag

A federal judge says Utah must honor same-sex marriages performed while it was a legal practice in the state. Park City Mountain Resort loses in

5/16/14: Immigration, Snowbird, new cellphone rules

Snowbird ownership changes hands. No dialing or texting on a cellphone while driving and no more panhandling on freeway shoulders. Utah leaders urge

5/9/14: No Parade for Mormon Gay Allies, U. Song, Baby Deaths, Rally at Recapture Canyon

The Days of ‘47 Parade denies a request by Mormons Building Bridges to participate in Utah’s largest parade, calling the group controversial. University of

5/2/2014: Tweet Controversy, New Liquor Law, UTOPIA, BLM and Streetcars

A state lawmaker’s tweet about the NAACP spurs outcry. A new law will allow Utah liquor licenses to be bought and sold. An Australian

4/25/14: Bundy reaction, Shurtleff, sperm switch, politics

Utah officials react to Cliven Bundy’s comments and tactics. A new report skewers former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff’s handling of a case against convicted fraudster

4/18/14: Megan Huntsman, rape kit back log, gay marriage 2

Seven dead babies are discovered in boxes in a Pleasant Grove garage, and their mother admits to police that she killed six

4/11/14: Gay marriage, adoptions, ex-A.G. deputy

Attorneys in the same-sex marriage case duke it out before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. The state health department refuses