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
Connecticut shooting victim to be buried in Ogden • Robbie Parker struggled to contain his emotions as he described how his 6-year-old daughter, Emilie, used her infectious laugh and love of art to touch the lives of everyone she met. Emilie, who spent several years of her young life in Ogden, was among the 20 children killed during a mass shooting in a Connecticut elementary school Friday. Her family plans to bring her back to Utah for funeral services and to bury her in Ogden.
Family speaks out about teen who committed suicide • Fourteen-year-old David Phan shot himself in front of other students on Nov. 29 on a skybridge leading to Bennion Junior High in Taylorsville. In an interview with The Tribune, his mother and father talk about what prompted David to take his own life, and the good they hope can come from it.
Utah governor repeats flexibility request for health exchange • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert isn’t yielding much ground in negotiations with the Obama administration over the state’s health exchange, Avenue H. Nor is he saying much about how he envisions it working under federal health reform’s new legal framework.
Audit: Former Utah lawmaker may have taken fraudulent payouts • Former Rep. Duane Bourdeaux, D-Salt Lake City, may have taken more than $88,000 in fraudulent payouts from a pair of Utah nonprofits that he ran or advised, a new state audit found.
USU football: Aggies run away late in Potato Bowl victory • Utah State completed its best season in school history, defeating Toledo 41-15 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and moving to 11-2 to finish the year.
Other news of interest
Guv overhauls veteran services, military outreach
Salt Lake County taxes headed up as council OKs 2013 budget
Lawsuits pile up in case of beleaguered UHP trooper
Utah man guilty in swimmer’s death at Pineview Reservoir
Report: Millard County deputy cleared in October fatal shooting
New attorney general will fight ‘Sister Wives’ case, not bigamy
Season of Giving: Refugee family overwhelmed with bounty of gifts
Two major road projects are ready to roll
Columns and opinion
Newtown tragedy: Keep guns out of the wrong hands
McEntee: It’s clear — We HAVE to rein in guns
When is a nuclear waste dump not a dump?
Anti-Obama dogma doesn’t add up
Keep public land public
Utah’s Dixie had no sympathy for South