Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
Mormon church scraps plans for high-rise at MTC • Citing “complexities and concerns,” the LDS Church won’t move forward with plans to construct a 9-story building at its Missionary Training Center in Provo, which neighbors had opposed because of its height.
Utah’s public college system sees an enrollment dip • Utah’s public universities and colleges saw an overall enrollment decline from fall 2011 to this fall, but that may actually be a sign of an improving economy.
Money dominates race for Utah attorney general • Candidate John Swallow has raised more than $1.2 million, a whopping 20 times what his opponent has raised, the most money ever raised in an attorney general’s race; but there could be a conflict of interest, because the very people or institutions giving money could be the subject of investigations later.
‘Natural life sentence on the rise for Utah inmates • Utah has a unique sentencing structure found nowhere else in the country, with the state’s parole board ultimately deciding how much retribution to exact and whether redemption is possible. More inmates are kept in prison for life and they question whether the board should have that authority, although courts have upheld it.
Matheson or Love? It’s up to Utah women in November • Some recent polling data show Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson is trailing Mia Love by 10 points among women — a demographic group that he has won by wide margins in his past several elections. That’s important because in the past, women have been a key constituent for Matheson.
Other news of interest
No proof man wanted to be dad, justices say
How women benefited from Vatican II without even being there
Charges: Man stabbed grandmother 111 times in Avenues slaying
Utah teen refugees encouraged to pursue higher education
His fingers severed, sergeant worries about wedding ring
‘Flex lanes’ to open soon on 5400 South in Taylorsville
Chronically homeless project celebrates its first milestone
BYU football: Reeling Cougars’ next test, Notre Dame, is their most difficult yet
A CEO’s passion for education turns into big business
Columns and opinions
Fiscal cliff: Spare the middle class
Rolly: Liquor turf war
Bullying from the pulpit
Romney and research
Sam Granato: Best fit for S.L. County District 4
Monson: No turning back for Whittingham, Wilson now
Kirby: Younger LDS mission age would have cost me a wife