Behind The Headlines Archive

Nathan Chen’s gold, homeless shelter for the elderly, press access on Capitol Hill

Salt Lake City native Nathan Chen wins Olympic gold in Beijing. Homeless advocates call for a shelter to serve the elderly and

Bungled COVID tests, school vouchers and press restraints

At least 174,000 coronavirus tests in Utah may have been inaccurate, but patients weren’t told. A new measure at the Legislature would rekindle an

Guv’s security, online schooling, teacher bounced and Dems snubbed

A Utah congressman snubs Democrats during a visit to the state Capitol. Taxpayers foot the bill for a secret construction project at the private home of

Legislature tackles COVID restrictions

As 2022′s legislative session gets underway, many Utah lawmakers ignore the recommendations of public health experts and gather unmasked. Senate President Stuart Adams

COVID spike, mask mandates and navigating ambiguity for queer Latter-day Saints

With Utah coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations at record levels, health officials turn to mask requirements to try to stem the tide. Meanwhile, Utah’s

COVID soars, Sundance Film Festival pulls back, and Utah’s newest city

For the second day running, the Utah Department of Health reports the state’s highest single-day jump in coronavirus cases since the start of the

Pandemic, polarization, police shootings and more — a look back at 2021

This week, we revisit the stories that defined 2021: In its second year, a global pandemic continued to take a toll. Political

Lawsuit over rape report targets two Utah schools and staff shortages hit shelter services

A college student sues two universities in Utah, alleging they offered no assistance after she was raped by a football player. Staffing

More BYU Honor Code intrigue, USU sex assault controversy

Newly released records reveal that it was “standard practice” for Brigham Young University police to help with Honor Code surveillance at the school —

Election audit, Utah Lake makeover and Parleys quarry

Utah lawmakers push for an election integrity audit — despite a lack of evidence of fraud. A project that aims to dredge Utah Lake to