Behind The Headlines Archive

Fireworks plea, eviction dispute and vaccines in verse

State and local leaders plead with Utahns not to light personal fireworks as an extreme drought persists and the promise of a terrible wildfire

Romney’s infrastructure deal, Curtis’ climate caucus and fireworks bans

Sen. Mitt Romney is part of a bipartisan group to strike a $579 billion deal on infrastructure spending. Rep. John Curtis helps launch the Conservative Climate

COVID test draws scrutiny, inland port OKs budget, and cellphone records

The big boost a small, unproven Salt Lake City company got from the pandemic, and why the Securities and Exchange Commission began inquiries.

Latest on monuments, Becky Edwards blasts Mike Lee, and renter woes

Utah’s members of Congress ask to meet with President Joe Biden before he takes action on national monuments. Senate hopeful Becky Edwards charts a moderate

Rep. Blake Moore on the Capitol siege, the Utah Jazz in the playoffs and the importance of Pride

A freshman Republican congressman answers a barrage of questions from constituents about his vote for a commission to investigate the U.S. Capitol attack.

Utah’s drought, drilling near a dinosaur wonderland, and police reforms

Drought strains Utah’s water supplies and the dry conditions mean a severe (and expensive) fire season may be coming. Conservationists object to proposed exploratory drilling near the

Guns, masks, racial issues and the Jazz’s playoff prospects

Utah lawmakers meet in a special session to allocate federal coronavirus relief funds — but guns, masks and critical race theory end up on the agenda

Vaccine incentives, jobless benefits and restaurant rules

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox says he’s exploring the idea of paying residents to get vaccinated. Meanwhile, he is canceling coronavirus-related unemployment payments. And Utah restaurants and

Transgender rights, FLOTUS in UT and Sen. Mitt Romney at the Utah GOP convention

The Utah Supreme Court rules that transgender Utahns can change official state documents to reflect their gender identity. First Lady Jill Biden

Defaced petroglyphs, Utah homelessness and Bears Ears’ cultural relics

The Bureau of Land Management offers a $10,000 reward after a prehistoric petroglyph panel was defaced with the words “white power.” Utah’s new homeless