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
Utah’s bad air may lower birth weight • A growing body of evidence links air pollution to negative birth outcomes, most often prematurity, low birth weight and restricted growth in the womb.
Is Addam Swapp ready for parole? • A central figure in a 1988 standoff that ended in the death of a Utah corrections officer soon will get a parole date if Utah Board of Pardons and Parole member Jesse Gallegos’ recommendation holds.
GOP lawmaker shields Utah AG Swallow from tough questions • Republican Sen. Daniel Thatcher halted questioning of embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow after Democratic Sen. Jim Dabakis during a meeting questioned whether Swallow can effectively run his office.
Is it time for the U. of U. to get a new logo? • The University of Utah in late 2008 began phasing out the drum and feather logo that has identified the school’s teams for decades. Now, amid fresh controversy over the logo, some are asking whether it’s time for a change.
Utah hospitals absorb $698 million in unpaid bills • As ranks of uninsured and underinsured swell, the state’s four major health systems have seen their uncompensated care — charity care plus unpaid bills — more than triple in nine years, to $698 million in 2012.
GOP leaders skirt discussion of Swallow scandal • Members of the GOP State Central Committee — the state party’s governing body — voted by a 2-1 margin not to hold a formal discussion about the Swallow matter during Saturday’s quarterly meeting, though some felt it was time for Republicans to act.
Other news of interest
Judge wonders about purpose of immigration law
Polygamous trust deal may be near
Police: Surgeon, girlfriend died of accidental overdose
It’s official: Dixie State now a university
SaltCON board gamers not bored in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City’s Ralph Becker is a mayor on the move
Opinion and commentary
Stephenson bill ignores reality
Dougall’s revenge: Attack on openness continues
Time to ban nuke testing
Pyle: How money poisons politics
Rolly: A moderate voice emerging in the Senate
McEntee: IB program isn’t anti-American, it’s pro-education