Legislature, police reforms, schools and a new day for two Utah monuments on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

Join Salt Lake Tribune journalists on KCPW’s weekly news roundup.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah House members are partitioned by plexiglass as the Utah Legislature opens the 2021 legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

The 2021 Utah Legislature kicks off under unusual circumstances. Among the many items up for consideration are several police reforms and an effort to pressure schools to resume in-person classes. Plus, a new president means a significant change in public lands policy, and a likely reversal of strategy for two Utah national monuments. And Camp Last Hope, a new kind of encampment for those experiencing homelessness, sprouts up in Salt Lake City.

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

Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” at kcpw.org, or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast. Join the live conversation by calling 801-355-TALK.

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