Behind the Headlines

Mike Lee’s victory and ominous news about the Great Salt Lake

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mike Lee makes his acceptance speech at the Utah Republican Party election night party at the Hyatt Regency in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Sen. Mike Lee successfully fends off his independent challenger and Utah’s all-Republican congressional delegation sails to victory in the 2022 midterm elections. And scientists say the Great Salt Lake’s ecological collapse has begun,

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune statewatch editor Jeff Parrott, water and land use reporter Leia Larsen and news columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

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