Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the holiday weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
How safe is air travel? Who knows? TSA doesn’t • Airport security is impossible to judge based on the agency’s haphazard data.
Obama Act 2: 4 more years, 6 vital issues • As in first term, economy will loom, but the president has sights set on ambitions policy goals in 5 other areas.
Late businessman key in Utah attorney general controversy • Enigmatic owner of major payday-loan chain looms over the alleged scheme.
D.C. deadlock dampens Utahns’ faith in 2013 • Utah’s job numbers are growing at rates commensurate with normal times. Unemployment is at a four-year low. Homebuilding is picking up again and home prices are showing a modest recovery. Lots of companies are trooping to Utah, bringing jobs that pay more than prevailing wages. In spite of the favorable signals, many everyday Utahns are doubtful because of the incessant deadlock between Congress and the White House.
Dixie State College keeping its name amid controversy • Dixie State College looks ready to become Dixie State University after the school’s board of trustees voted unanimously Friday to retain the name despite its controversial associations with the Southern Confederacy.
Utahns dare federal government to enforce gun control • On Saturday, a crowd at the Utah State Capitol was defiantly daring the federal government to try to take away any gun rights. And the Utah Sheriffs’ Association, in a letter to President Barack Obama, declared, “No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights — in particular our Amendment II — has given them.”
Utah director Jerusha Hess’ ‘Austenland’ is charming • Utah filmmaker Jerusha Hess unveiled her first movie, “Austenland,” Friday afternoon before the most prestigious audience she’ll find in her home state: The 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Other news of interest
‘I was a walking zombie’ — a Utahn’s journey back to mental health
Couple, unborn child, 5 dogs killed as truck flies off overpass
Alcohol use, porn found on school grounds before Cottonwood shake-up
Jury convicts Bond of killing BYU professor
Utah boys who died in snow slide are identified
Shurtleff, Swallow say outside consulting OK
Utah jobless rate rises, while employment growth slows
Utah’s rising number of hunters, anglers generates big dollars
Rolly: Utah’s sorry run of AGs
McEntee: Memo to Utah on Obamacare: Don’t fight it, join it