Behind The Headlines Archive

A new variant, censorship accusations, Utah’s redlining consequences

Nine books are removed from libraries in one school district — prompting accusations of censorship. Scientists work to better understand the omicron variant of the

Shelter angst, transgender sports, ballet dispute and COVID boosters

A “frustrated” Salt Lake City Council authorizes a winter overflow shelter for the homeless at a location on the west side. A legislative proposal

Redistricting, racism in schools and vaccine mandates

The death of a 10-year-old Black girl by suicide intensifies the spotlight on racism and bullying in Utah schools. State lawmakers approve controversial electoral maps, greenlight a name

Election results, vaccines for younger kids, and a new Utah dam

Utah officials make plans to build a reservoir that would hold Bear River water to feed urban growth along the Wasatch Front. How the Centers

Health care workers under fire, booster shots, eviction funds and a lawmaker steps down

Utah health care workers say they’re tired of being on the receiving end of COVID-19 hostility. A pandemic data columnist offers an

Election conspiracies, naloxone and the Utah Jazz

A conspiracy-fueled push for a 2020 election audit in Utah falls flat during a legislative committee meeting. With municipal elections underway across the state,

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