County nixes mask mandate, LDS Church steps up call for vaccinations, new census tally on ‘Behind the Headlines’

Salt Lake Tribune journalists join KCPW’s weekly news roundup.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People fill the room as the Salt Lake County Council voted down Dr. Angela Dunn's mask mandate for K-6 students, on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021.

In a 6-3 party-line vote, the Salt Lake County Council votes to overturn the public health school mask order issued by county health director Dr. Angela Dunn. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issues a new call to its members to wear masks and get vaccinated. And the latest census figures cement Utah’s place as the fastest-growing state in the nation.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Leia Larsen, Tony Semerad and Peggy Fletcher Stack, 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.