‘Behind the Headlines’ — Homeless couple’s heartfelt journey, Utahns’ economic views, Ute Tribe sues

Salt Lake Tribune journalists discuss the week’s big news.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Bodhi and Jack King spend time with her daughter, Raya, during a supervised visit at the Division of Child and Family Services on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. While homeless, the couple lost custody of Raya and spent years to improve their lives to be reunited.

This week in Utah news: Residents generally feel better about their finances and future than other Americans. The Ute Tribe alleges discrimination was behind a rejected bid to buy Tabby Mountain. And a Salt Lake City couple went from “living in a homeless camp on a mountainside with a newborn baby” to a home and steady work.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune reporters Megan Banta, Brian Maffly and Sofia Jeremias, along with photographer Rick Egan, join Utah Public Radio’s Tom Williams 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 at www.upr.org for the broadcast. Join the live conversation this week by email to upraccess@gmail.com or Twitter @upraccess.