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
Utah winter storm big, but only one record broken » Airport sets record as resorts tally 4 feet of powder.
Utah veteran, up for valor award, served in clandestine war • Patrick Watkins saw his share of insider attacks in Vietnam. It sickens him to read about Afghan security forces turning against American and coalition forces; more than 60 have died at the hands of supposed colleagues this year.
Will GOP go extinct or evolve? • The pounding the GOP took on election night — losing a shot at the White House, Senate seats and House districts — could push Republicans into some serious navel gazing as the party looks to figure out its future. One thing seems clear to party strategists: Something’s got to give.
At Utah ceremony, Vietnam veterans thanked, at last, for their service • Utahns are finally welcomed home during ceremony at the Capitol.
‘The Sessions’ interviews: A movie about sex, poetry and polio • What might be the most unlikely sex comedy in movie history involves a quadriplegic poet, a professional sex surrogate, an Oscar winner, two past Oscar nominees and an Australian filmmaker who stumbled on the story “quite by accident.”
Increasing numbers of U.S. banks move from free to fee • Starting with Bank of America’s disastrous plan to charge customers for using their debit cards last year, fees have become the third rail of the U.S. banking industry.
Bob Murray lays off 102 Utah miners, blaming Obama • In response to President Barack Obama’s re-election Tuesday, coal magnate Robert Murray laid off 102 miners the next day at his West Ridge coal mine in Carbon County, offering a “solemn prayer” for America to protect it from what he calls Obama’s “war on coal.”
No Mormon spike for Romney on Election Day • President George W. Bush actually outperformed Mitt Romney among LDS voters nationwide, according to exit polls and a Pew analysis. In 2004, Bush received 80 percent of the Mormon vote; on Election Day last week, Romney pulled in only 78 percent.
Election boosts marriage hopes for Utah gay couples • Weston Clark hopes to one day marry the person he loves — even if his family looks different from most in Utah with a male partner and their 2-year-old son.
Other news of interest
New medical schools — osteopathic and traditional — headed to Utah?
Utah’s school population tops 600,000 for first time
Four more people intend to sue UHP Trooper Lisa Steed
Case of the Weeping Icon mystifies, divides Utah parish
New operator takes control of Salt Lake’s Trolley Square
Suspect dead following Ogden officer-involved shooting
Man killed, another injured in brawl at South Salt Lake night club
BLM’s wild horse management at a crossroad
Petraeus steps down as CIA chief, saying he had affair
Veterans Day • No war to end all wars
Huntsman to State? • Man to match the job
Rolly: It’s time for policy reform, not politics
Pyle: The truth and returns on investments