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KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune present a fresh way for Utahns to process the headlines. Behind the Headlines, a live weekly broadcast, examines the week’s top local stories through the eyes of reporters on the beat.

A rotating panel of the state’s top journalists – including columnist Robert Gehrke, Senior Managing Editor Matt Canham, reporters Erin Alberty, Brian Maffly and others – join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about what’s happening in the Beehive State along with the hows and whys.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes a Utah campaign stop

Sen. Elizabeth Warren makes a campaign stop in Utah and says she would restore protections for Utah national monuments. Neighbors of the planned Inland Port say they fear the end of their rural way of life. And the state of Utah won’t enforce its 18-week abortion ban, for now. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt […]

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Current and former BYU students share their stories about the university’s Honor Code through an anonymous Instagram account

An Instagram account sharing anonymous stories renews conversation about Brigham Young University’s Honor Code. U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. explores a return to Utah politics. And Utah sex-ed standards get an update, while preserving a focus on abstinence. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie, reporter […]

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The LDS Church reverses its policy on children of LGBTQ parents

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reverses a policy that generally prevented the children of same-sex parents from joining the faith, and that labeled same-sex married couples apostates. Under a new law, four Utah women ask for a second look at their sexual assault cases. And the exemption to a new law governing […]

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Former Utah State University football star Torrey Green is sentenced to 26-years-to-life for sexual assault

Former Utah State University football star Torrey Green is sentenced to 26-years-to-life in prison for sexual assaults. Sen. Mike Lee says the solution to climate change is people having more babies. And Utah women no longer need a prescription to buy birth-control pills and other contraceptives. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune editor […]

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Salt Lake City mayoral race is getting crowded after Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced she will not seek election

More candidates join an already-crowded field after Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces she won’t be running for a second term. Governor Gary Herbert quietly lets a bill allowing the storage of depleted uranium in Utah become law. And the passage of a controversial gravel-mine protection bill draws the ire of environmentalists At 9 […]

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