Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
Mitt or not, Utah voter turnout was paltry • Even in a year with Mitt Romney on the ballot, Utah citizens turned out to vote in lackluster numbers that will likely put the state among the lowest voter turnout in the nation.
Utah couple races to help son with unique genetic disorder • Feeling triumphant after four years of dead ends, Matthew Might hit “publish,” launching a blog post about the hunt for his son’s killer. “I should clarify one point: my son is very much alive,” begins the May 29 entry. “Yet, my wife Cristina and I have been found responsible for his death.”
Utah charter school enrollment on the rise • More and more students are attending charter schools in Utah with skyrocketing enrollment over the past decade: from 1,526 students in 2002 to a peak of 50,785 youngsters this school year.
How will lower mission ages change Mormon marriage? • With women able to leave at 19 and men at 18, the two likely will serve missions around the same time. Perhaps more young couples will stay together. Or knowing their missions are just around the corner, teens may avoid serious relationships.
Black Friday’s creep creeping out some holiday shoppers • This season appears to mark the end of Black Friday as we know it. But not everybody seems happy about that, judging by reactions from smaller-than-expected crowds at retailers in Utah and elsewhere Thanksgiving night.
Holiday movies: 42 titles to watch this season • So what is Hollywood putting in our stockings this Christmas?
Other news of interest
FBI: most wanted fugitive hiding among Mormons?
Protesters fail to stop Walmart bargain hunters
Walmart opens on Salt Lake City’s east bench
Photo gallery: Temple Square brightens for the holidays
In suicide note, alleged Utah rapist Greg Peterson said he was innocent
Online learning works for Utah student with autismStalking injunction upheld against Utah governor’s son
USU football: Aggies claim WAC title, get first-ever 10-win season
Is Southern Utah University tolerating plagiarism by ESL students?
Columns and opinion
The Dust Bowl • Denial promises another disaster
Clueless • Utah crime fighters come up short
Pyle: Count one for the reality-based community
Rolly: Matheson win like an H.G. Wells novel
The problem with SkiLink: It’s not enough
Secessionist drive is a disturbing throwback