Behind The Headlines Archive

Hatch’s dismissal of hush money payments; Utah’s homelessness data; and, Salt Lake’s dwindling Mormon population

Outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch dismisses court documents implicating President Donald Trump in illegal hush money payments during the 2016 campaign. Hatch also gives

Stewart’s defense of Trump, medical marijuana law replacement and candidates show for vacant county mayor seat

Rep. Chris Stewart defends President Trump’s comments on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying “journalists disappear” everywhere.  Also, activists are suing

Medical cannabis hearing, the Inland Port and Sen. Mike Lee v. the Mueller investigation

Lawmakers hear from the public on the Utah Cannabis Act, which will be put to a vote during a special session of

Rep. Mia Love sues, jail deaths, Salt Lake City’s Olympics pitch and more

Rep. Mia Love’s campaign sues to stop counting ballots in Salt Lake County, while the margin in the 4th congressional district race turns

The future of this year’s ballot initiatives, Utah County voting woes, and more

The dust is settling after the 2018 midterm elections. What does the future hold for the citizen ballot initiatives that passed? Plus,

Medical cannabis, high drug costs and local response to the Pittsburgh shooting

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes holds a public meeting to discuss the medical cannabis compromise legislation he crafted with proponents and opponents of Proposition

Tragedy strikes at the University of Utah, members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe express concern about water pollution and more

Tragedy struck the University of Utah this week when a student athlete was shot and killed on campus approximately one year after

Rep. Mia Love calls on Ben McAdams to withdraw; 4 women seek a special prosecutor for sex assault cases; and an unsolved murder highlights cold case investigations

Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission has cleared her of illegal fundraising and that her challenger, Ben McAdams, is unethical and

Mail-in ballots have been sent out and comments from Latter-day Saint leader Dallin H. Oaks about the LGBTQ community cause controversy

The November election ballots hit mailboxes this week, with 27 of Utah’s 29 counties voting primarily by mail. Plus, comments by Latter-day Saint leader Dallin

Prop 2 opponents and advocates announce a ‘shared vision’ on medical pot legislation, Utah power brokers drop lots of cash on state ballot initiatives, Salt Lake City looks to curb environmental effects of inland port

Opponents and advocates of the Proposition 2 ballot initiative reach a “shared vision” on medical marijuana legislation. Utah power brokers, including Utah Jazz owner