Behind the Headlines

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the Little Cottonwood Canyon ‘boondoggle’ and new details from Utah County allegations

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) More than one thousand protesters gather at the Capitol for a “Fight for the Right to Choose” rally on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Salt Lake City.

The Supreme Court strikes down Roe V. Wade.

Local officials ask UDOT to start over with its transportation plan for Little Cottonwood Canyon, calling a proposed gondola a “boondoggle.”

Some details emerge about the ritualistic sex abuse allegations the Utah County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating.

And, during Congressional testimony, Arizona’s House Speaker explains how his LDS faith impelled him to reject efforts by the Trump Administration to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Brian Maffly and Jessica Miller, and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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