Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
Following the money in John Swallow saga • The money trail in the alleged bribery scheme embroiling Utah Attorney General John Swallow now points to a Las Vegas lawyer who is a close friend of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
2013 Utah Legislature: Heavily GOP, but more moderate? • While Utah’s second-most Republican Legislature in the past 80 years convenes Monday, some leaders surprisingly say it still may act more moderate than in recent years.
‘Fruitvale’ and ‘Blood Brother’ win big at Sundance • A young black man whose life ended too soon and Indian children whose lives are being cut short by AIDS were prominent in the big award winners Saturday night at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Expert says Utah sheriffs don’t have to enforce federal gun laws • Members of the Utah Sheriff’s Association say they only wanted their letter to President Obama about enforcing federal gun laws to be a conversation starter. It was that, and a lot more.
Utah lawmakers downplay influence of special interests • Nearly $9 of every $10 raised by Utah legislators for campaigns came from special interests, but lawmakers insist the money doesn’t buy these groups special attention.
Utah begins sharing with national gun database • Utah, one of nearly two dozen states that had not been sharing mental health data with a national background check system, starts doing so in wake of Newtown, Conn., shooting.
School district settles racism claim at Alta High • Canyons School District paid a former Alta High student $100,000 to settle a claim that fellow students and football teammates racially abused him.
Regents support Dixie State name • Utah’s Board or Regents supported elevation of Dixie State College to university status and, in a disputed move, upheld retention of the “Dixie” name.
Dad united with daughter who was placed at birth with Utah couple • Terry Achane is reunited with his 22-month-old daughter, who was placed for adoption at birth with a Utah couple without his knowledge or consent.
Other news of interest
Sundance: Playing Steve Jobs terrified Ashton Kutcher
Court says Obama recess appointments invalidUtah issues fewer driving privilege cards
Utah Attorney General John Swallow under investigation, feds confirm
Mount Ogden body that of missing Weber student
Where we worship: Methodist church was an early sign that Utah wasn’t just for Mormons
Rolly: Big Tobacco still has a grip on Utah
McEntee: Women warriors finally win battle against bias
Editor column: Guns, ethics and other issues at the 2013 Utah Legislature
Kanter: Foul air threatens health without regard to politics
Pyle: Visitors promise us a New-T-A