Behind the Headlines

Future SLC trails, past racist lynchings and current port spending

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Trekkers enjoy a walk along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 28, 2022. The city has extended its pause on construction of new paths in the foothills.

The Utah Inland Port Authority is paying millions of dollars in rent for a transloading facility that has yet to be built. After a public outcry, the expansion of a trail system in the foothills above Salt Lake City will wait at least another year. And an effort is underway to draw attention to Utah’s history of Black lynchings — by gathering handfuls of soil.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Blake Apgar, Leia Larsen and Courtney Tanner, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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