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‘Behind the Headlines’: Olympics return; LDS women’s leaders removed; and female football players reflect

Salt Lake Tribune journalists join radio show to discuss the week’s big news.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fraser Bullock, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games, and Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall celebrate at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023, after the announcement by the International Olympic Committee of Salt Lake City as a "preferred host" of the 2034 Olympic Games.

The Olympics are coming back as Salt Lake City is named the preferred host for the 2034 Winter Games. Relief Society leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are ordered off the stand, ending a decade-old tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area. And girls who sued to play high school tackle football say they’re disappointed but encouraged by the settlement of a six-year lawsuit.

Salt Lake Tribune reporters Julie Jag, Peggy Fletcher Stack and Alex Vejar, along with news columnist Robert Gehrke, join Utah Public Radio’s Tom Williams to talk about the week’s top stories.

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