From its politics to its public lands to polygamy, Utah has always been fertile ground for news. Here on KCPW, The Salt Lake Tribune presents 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.
State vs. Salt Lake City on masks, Weber on guns, and Deb Haaland visits monuments
The end of the statewide mask mandate is nigh. But Salt Lake City says not so fast. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits Utah as part of a review of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. And Weber County commissioners declare their county a “Second Amendment sanctuary.” At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Leia Larsen and […]
Hydroxychloroquine, GOP harassment allegations and a Utah County power struggle
How state leaders tried to help a Draper pharmacist import hydroxychloroquine, even as experts warned the drug wasn’t useful in treating COVID-19, and could actually be dangerous. Multiple women accuse the communications head for the Salt Lake County Republican Party of harassment, leading to the resignation of the chair of the county’s GOP. And an alleged power grab […]
Fraud suit targets LDS Church, new rules take aim at ‘troubled teen’ industry, and more
A member of a prominent Utah family accuses The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of fraud and sues to try to recoup millions of dollars in tithing. There’s increased oversight coming to Utah’s “troubled teen” industry. And a look at the bills signed, left unsigned and vetoed by new Gov. Spencer Cox, including measures on […]
TestUtah relief funds, inland port ‘bank’ and widening vaccine pool
Analysis shows that millions of dollars of COVID relief went to TestUtah for coronavirus testing. Petitioners ask Gov. Spencer Cox to veto a bill creating a bank of funds for projects of the Utah Inland Port. And with vaccine appointments opening up to Utahns 16 and older next week, what do kids, pregnant women and those who have already been infected […]
Climate lawsuits, Mark Hofmann and the year in COVID
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joins a multistate lawsuit challenging an executive order on climate change by President Joe Biden. A year into a global pandemic, a sports reporter turned COVID columnist reflects on lessons learned. And religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack recalls her brush with forger and bomber Mark Hofmann. At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune […]
Affordable housing, bail reform and COVID-19 ‘endgame’
The 2021 legislative session ends Friday, and lawmakers are rushing to get their work done. House and Senate leaders announced a $50 million investment to support affordable housing and homeless services. Lawmakers also repealed last year’s reform that overhauled the cash bail system in Utah. And, in the session’s waning days, the COVID-19 “endgame” bill aims to bring a halt to […]
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Great Content, Horrible Sound Quality
This group needs a new producer.
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