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Latest Great Salt Lake rescue plan, bad dust storms, and an inland port snag on ‘Behind the Headlines’

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

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The boat marina on Antelope Island is rendered inoperable as the Great Salt Lake continues to shrink as seen on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Lawmakers ponder importing water from the Pacific Ocean to rescue the Great Salt Lake. Northern Utah sees its worst dust storms in a decade, but the drying up lake isn’t to blame — yet. And new details emerge about the Utah Inland Port, including a snag for a major component of the project. 

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Leia Larsen and Brian Maffly, 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.