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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.

Listeners can join the discussion by posting questions and comments at sltrib.com or calling (801) 355-TALK. Behind the Headlines airs Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. on KCPW. Streaming audio is available as well as podcasts on both www.kcpw.org and www.sltrib.com.

Pornography warning labels, massage parlor busts, and the latest from the 2020 Utah legislative session

Rep. Chris Stewart is reportedly in the running for intelligence chief. A pornography warning label bill advances at the legislature. And a Utah lawmaker proposes banning elective abortions — if Roe v. Wade is overturned. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune government and politics editor Dan Harrie and reporters Jessica Miller and Bethany […]

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Sen. Mitt Romney’s party-defying vote on impeachment and a trial in a multi-million dollar tax scam

Sen. Mitt Romney breaks with his party by voting to convict President Donald Trump on the abuse of power impeachment charge. A Utah polygamist who pleaded guilty in a massive biodiesel fraud scam testifies against another major player in the scheme. And a state senator files a bill to reduce the penalties for polygamy in […]

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Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote on impeachment witnesses and the forced resignation of a school superintendent

After a final day of questions, a vote to allow witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump is expected Friday. A lawsuit alleges violent and illegal actions during a law enforcement raid on the home of a Utah family. And Salt Lake City’s school superintendent announces her retirement, but a board member says […]

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Impeachment update, tax reform repeal, ‘conversion therapy’ banned

Lawmakers and the governor announce that they’ll repeal the tax reform law passed in last month’s special legislative session. Utah becomes the 19th state to ban so-called conversion therapy. And Sean Reyes joins fellow GOP attorneys general to urge acquittal of president Donald Trump in his his senate impeachment trial. At 9 a.m. on Friday, […]

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Gov. Herbert shuts down a condom giveaway by the health department

Governor Herbert nixes a Health Department plan to distribute condoms with suggestive packaging. A key export city for Utah mines says it will phase out coal shipments. And, following complaints over a controversial plate, Utah’s process for approving personalized license plates gets new scrutiny. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing editor […]

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