Behind the Headlines

Police shootings of minorities, lessons from polio, and Utah’s water use

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Olivia Herrera and Luciano Pena-Valencia, Bryan’s son, check out the memorial for Bryan Pena-Valencia on Saturday, March 20, 2021.

A Salt Lake Tribune analysis shows Utah police disproportionately shoot at racial and ethnic minorities. Childhood polio survivors say that the unknown long-term effects of COVID-19 should concern us. And Utahns use more water than any Western state. Reforming the water-rate structure, experts say, could help.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Tribune reporters Paighten Harkins and Zak Podmore, Innovation Lab director Luke Peterson and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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