Behind The Headlines Archive

Rocky plans to run, alleged police intimidation, trees dying and orchards dwindling

Saying that the current mayor “has totally failed,” Rocky Anderson says he’s running for Salt Lake City Mayor again in 2023. A new lawsuit

Minibottles, a legendary restaurateur, ‘purge’ killings and K-9 attacks

A K-9 police officer accused of unnecessarily siccing his dog on arrestees sees one of two felony assault charges dismissed. A Utah

How the U. failed to safeguard a slain student, a nagging oil spill near Grand Staircase and the only known photo of Joseph Smith

The University of Utah acknowledges that it failed to recognize student Zhifan Dong was in danger before she was killed. A Utah oil

Utah’s abortion trigger law, diabetes and COVID in kids, and SLC affordability

Abortion is still legal in Utah after a judge blocked the state’s trigger law from taking effect. Utah doctors are trying to

Shrinking Great Salt Lake, Lee-McMullin Senate race and all that Utah Jazz news

The Great Salt Lake hits a record low elevation — and it’s not done shrinking. With the race between Sen. Mike Lee

Abortion bans, inland port victory and primary results

A Utah law banning abortions after 18 weeks of pregnancy takes effect after the state’s trigger law gets put on hold. A Utah lawmaker aims to

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the Little Cottonwood Canyon ‘boondoggle’ and new details from Utah County allegations

The Supreme Court strikes down Roe V. Wade. Local officials ask UDOT to start over with its transportation plan for Little Cottonwood

Future SLC trails, past racist lynchings and current port spending

The Utah Inland Port Authority is paying millions of dollars in rent for a transloading facility that has yet to be built. After a

Snyder’s Jazz exit, Lee’s election claims, Utah Lake countersuit

During a C-SPAN appearance, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, embraces baseless claims about fraud in the 2020 election. A Brigham Young University ecologist countersues the backers of

Utah County attorney flap, rising hate crimes and an LGBTQ ‘experiment’

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt calls on Sheriff Mike Smith to resign, saying the top cop may have tried to implicate him