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Deluge, drought, anti-maskers and payday lenders on this week’s ‘Behind the Headlines’

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

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Boats, no longer able to leave the Great Salt Lake Marina due to extremely low water conditions, are removed and placed in dry dock as seen on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Devastating rainstorms don’t spell an end to Utah’s extreme drought. A Utah County official turns to a Facebook group to drum up anti-mask public comments. And some Utah payday lenders benefited from COVID-19 bailout funds — then turned around and sued people who couldn’t afford to make payments.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Sean P. Means and Bethany Rodgers, 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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