Behind The Headlines Archive

Sen. Mike Lee on 2020 election, transgender sports and University of Utah policing

Sen. Mike Lee dodges questions about text messages he sent that illustrate his role in efforts to overturn the results of the

LDS real estate riches, renter data, and Jazz-Mavs playoff matchup

Housing caseworkers decry what they say is a “blacklist” of prospective renters maintained by a powerful Utah law firm. A newly released database

Wasatch mining ban, Trump’s backing of Lee and a controversial campaign aide

The Salt Lake County Council bans new mines in the foothills and canyons of the Wasatch Mountains. A Utah congressional candidate brings controversial Republican

Some voters switch party registration, a dancer shares her story, and underlying issues in Utah’s beauty industry

Some Democrats (and unaffiliated voters) are switching their registration to Republican to participate in the GOP primary elections. A Utah dancer comes forward with a story

Legislature tackles veto of transgender sports bill, outdoor trade show returns, and Native Americans in boarding schools

The Legislature reconvenes to try to override Gov. Spencer Cox’s veto of a bill barring transgender girls from female school sports. The Outdoor Retailer trade show

Utah sued over redistricting; Lee, Stewart under fire; Reyes may take on Romney

Voter groups sue to try to prevent Utah from instituting new congressional maps. Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says Sen. Mike Lee and Rep.

Water conservation, transgender athletes and more from the 2022 Legislature

As the dust settles on Utah’s 2022 legislative session, reporters delve into some of the major issues lawmakers addressed — from water

LDS in Ukraine, Romney on Putin and Legislature’s final hours

Ukrainian Latter-day Saints share stories of resilience in the face of a Russian invasion. Sen. Mitt Romney calls Vladimir Putin a “megalomaniac dictator.” The

Russia’s invasion, inland port shake-up, water costs and Glen Canyon Dam

Utah leaders react to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A legislative proposal to strip Salt Lake City of its representation on the Utah Inland Port board

Mink farms, teen treatment centers and capital punishment

A push to eliminate the death penalty in Utah fails to advance at this year’s meeting of state lawmakers. A teen treatment center in Utah County