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
Polygamous congregation breaks from Warren Jeffs • After leaving or being evicted by FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, former followers led by William E. Jessop gather quietly to sing and pray on Sundays. The congregation on the Utah-Arizona border lives by new rules under the less-strict Jessop. Many are skittish and fear retribution, but they’re happy to be getting a fresh start.
NRA boss to Utahns: Feds want your guns • The National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre told a crowd of about 1,200 in Salt Lake City Saturday that the federal government wants universal background checks to generate lists of registered firearms so they’ll be easier to seize by federal officials.
Looming federal budget cuts could hurt Utah • The federal government is approaching a fiscal disaster, and this time it could cost Utah millions in revenue, force thousands to take furloughs and possibly reverse or slow any economic recovery the state has seen in recent months. Come Friday, the federal government will be forced to pare down spending unless Congress acts.
Utah Lt. Gov. Bell says he was just seeking truth about DCFS case • Lt. Gov. Greg Bell said Friday that he was merely trying to get to the bottom of “conflicting claims” in a child-abuse case with a performance audit he ordered in 2011. The audit has sparked a criminal investigation into possible abuse of power and public money.
Park City’s Sarah Hendrickson is world ski-jumping champ • Park City’s Sarah Hendrickson cemented her status as a favorite for the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia by winning the women’s world ski-jumping championship.
Ethics bill emerges in wake of probes of Utah Lt. Gov Bell, Swallow • With two of Utah’s statewide officeholders the targets of federal investigations, lawmakers are moving after the fact to construct an ethics framework for elected officials who until now have been largely left to police themselves.Other news of interest
Protesters decry Legacy Highway extension in Davis County
New charter school options include a place for teen moms, skiing skills
‘All Shook Up’ is ready to roll after controversy
Utah colleges, universities post 3.51 percent enrollment drop
Free transit to clean air? One Utah lawmaker proposes a trial
Prosecutors not seeking death penalty for Burmese refugee accused of Utah girl’s murder
Ogden police officer not justified in December 2012 shooting
Opinion and commentary
McEntee: Vital Violence Against Women Act runs into old foe — politics
Rolly: Legislation on teen suicide a year late
Pyle: Don’t wait to be told
Editorial: One lesson from Swallow scandals
Krugman: A sequester of fools