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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.

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.

Utah lawmaker wants to ban elective abortions, and the SLC mayor and City Council battle over the inland port

This week in Utah, a state senator says he’s preparing legislation to ban elective abortions; a feud between Salt Lake City’s mayor and the City Council over the Utah Inland Port spills into the public view; and Midvale says a Confederate group won’t be allowed in their annual parade. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt […]

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FBI investigating a PAC run by Gov. Herbert’s former campaign manager

The FBI is reportedly investigating a political action committee run by governor Gary Herbert’s former campaign manager. After a contentious debate, the Salt Lake County Council passes a resolution calling for immigration reform. And Sen. Mitt Romney calls out president Trump for appearing to welcome 2020 campaign help from foreign governments. At 9 a.m. on […]

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Protesters are removed from Inland Port meeting

Dozens of protestors are forcibly removed from a Utah Inland Port Authority board meeting. The field of candidates running for mayor of Salt Lake City becomes clear, as do some of the major issues of the race. And University of Utah police apologize for including slain student Lauren McCluskey’s name in the program for awards […]

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Body of 5-year-old Elizabeth Shelley has been found and her uncle charged with her murder

A tragedy unfolds in Logan after the disappearance of a 5-year-old girl. With needle exchanges legal, some local health advocates think it’s time for safe-injection sites for people with addictions. And an ax-throwing venue finds a workaround to get a recreational license to serve beer. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune senior managing […]

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A feud between two Utah high school coaches reaches a boiling point

Sen. Mitt Romney calls a GOP lawmaker ‘courageous’ for saying the president has engaged in impeachable behavior, though Romney doesn’t support impeachment himself. Democratic federal lawmakers want an investigation into whether the Interior Department broke the law by considering oil and gas leases inside the original boundaries of a Utah national monument. And a feud […]

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