Behind the Headlines

The special legislative session, a new emergency declaration, and a senator’s $10 donation to a protester


Lawmakers meet for a special session to address ongoing coronavirus relief, tweaks to election plans, and more.

After the Utah Legislature refused to extend the state of emergency for the pandemic, Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he will issue a new emergency declaration himself.

And have Salt Lake City homeless encampments gotten out of control? People experiencing homelessness are less likely to go to a shelter because of the coronavirus and that has led to more people camping in the city.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Bethany Rodgers and Taylor Stevens, and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling (801) 355-TALK.


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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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