More than 20 lawmakers have announced their departure from the Utah Legislature, including Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy. A Republican from the Utah House jumps into the U.S. Senate race in opposition to Mitt Romney. And thousands of students walk out of Utah schools, joining in solidarity with students protesting gun violence nationwide.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lee Davidson and Benjamin Wood, and columnist Robert Gehrke join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories.

Each Friday morning, stream “Behind the Headlines” online at kcpw.org or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast.