Behind The Headlines Archive

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

School safety and baby formula shortage

In the wake of another mass shooting, where things stand in terms of school safety in Utah. A Utah doctor offers advice on talking

Latest Great Salt Lake rescue plan, bad dust storms, and an inland port snag

Lawmakers ponder importing water from the Pacific Ocean to rescue the Great Salt Lake. Northern Utah sees its worst dust storms in

Native American boarding schools; Paris Hilton on teen centers; and LDS stance on abortion

Tribal leaders say a landmark federal report on the legacy of Indigenous boarding schools is just a “starting point.” Paris Hilton, urging federal oversight, reveals

Legal shift on abortion, abuse allegations against an OB-GYN, and coal’s water demands

A trigger law banning elective abortions in Utah is slated to take effect if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. Eighty-three

Orrin Hatch’s legacy, a family’s ‘horror story’ and a water feud

The Ute Tribe believes a Uinta Basin rancher is “misappropriating” its water, but federal courts aren’t intervening. Almost 20 years after their