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
Prep football: UHSAA to allow East to participate in playoffs • The Utah High School Activities Association’s Board of Trustees ruled that the No. 1-ranked 4A football team, the East Leopards, will be allowed to play in the postseason tournament, overturning a decision by the UHSAA’s executive committee on Thursday that declared the team would have to forfeit seven wins in which it had played one or more ineligible players. The forfeits would have caused East to miss the playoffs.
Endurance runners hoof it on Utah’s Pony Express Trail • About 75 entrants and their support teams ran the 50-mile course or the 100-mile course along the historic Pony Express route in the west desert areas of Tooele and Juab counties.
At 5.4%, Utah’s jobless rate among nation’s lowest • Utah’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in September, down from 5.8 percent the month before, and now sits at the lowest level since the Great Recession began in 2007 and among the lowest in the country.
Utah State University campaign nets half a billion in gifts • USU raised more than half a billion dollars raised during a six-year capital campaign that concluded last week. The money, which far exceeded USU’s target, expanded its satellite campuses and endowed chairs, fellowships and scholarships.
Health reform won’t shield Utah families from medical debt • Medical debt is a common burden in America, shouldered not just by the poor and uninsured, but scores of fully insured, middle-class families. And it’s uncertain whether federal health reform will bring relief.
Other news of interest
Salt Lake City School District rivals from 2004 in another showdownDeadline to register is Monday, early voting begins Tuesday
Utah task force suggests veterans get one-stop shop
Cooke campaign hits a nerve with reference to UDOT bid scandal
Utah judge decides Ukrainian man is a flight risk, must remain in custody
Deer season sees good weather, complaints of bureaucracy
Utah workers cheated out of millions by deadbeat employers
Fewer foreign children available for Utah families to adopt
Millcreek residents divided over incorporation
Columns and opinion
Review: Of ‘Mice and Men’ reaffirms our need for compassion and community
Tribune endorsement: Too many Mitts
Look local on Nov. 6
Rolly: Senate’s petty payback game with guv
Kragthorpe: USHAA’s decision unfair to East’s future opponent