Behind the Headlines

Legislature creates inland port amid Biskupski’s criticisms, LGBTQ suicide prevention group V.P. resigns after LDS Church donation and what’s in store for Ambassador Huntsman


The Utah Legislature changes the law that creates an inland port near the Great Salt Lake, but Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski criticizes its process for lacking public input. After President Donald Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, what happens next for U.S. Ambassador to Russia — and former Utah governor — Jon Huntsman? And a donation from the Mormon church intended to help prevent LGBTQ suicide leads to the resignation of the vice president of Affirmation, the group that received it.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack, government and politics editor Dan Harrie, and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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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. Produced by KCPW Studios
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