Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune’s top news stories, photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
KSL’s fall from grace • For decades, KSL-Channel 5 ruled Utah’s news airwaves. Those days are gone — along with some of KSL’s popular anchors and reporters. The LDS Church-owned station’s newscasts have slumped to No. 2, far behind KUTV-Channel 2 and barely ahead of KSTU-Channel 13. What happened?
All hail to Hale • Hale Centre Theatre is the king of community theater, not just in Utah but also nationwide. That crown doesn’t come cheap for Utah taxpayers as Hale looks to bolt from West Valley City and build a bigger playhouse in Sandy.
Mormons release new scriptures • For the first time in more than 30 years, the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is releasing a new English edition of all its scriptures. The new version, available online now and in print come August, includes changes to sections on the now-discarded practice of polygamy and the faith’s former ban on blacks entering the all-male priesthood.
Dean apologizes; U. architecture chair to keep his job • Comprehensive review promised after boss issues mea culpa for hasty decision.
New limit on smoking? • After years of trying, Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, finally has gotten the Legislature to sign off on a measure that would outlaw parents from smoking in cars when children are present. The bill now needs only Gov. Gary Herbert’s signature to become law.
Air activists, Gov. Herbert clear the air, sort of, but smog battle remains » But sides aren’t closer to agreeing on smog solution.
Capitol cafeteria: Where culinary interns grill while lawmakers deal » Kenya Coleman is the soul of this kitchen.
Remembering Benedict — the teacher • Pope Benedict XVI is now pope emeritus. While his papacy may have lasted only eight years, his decades of writings and sermons will last forever. The longtime theologian taught traditionalist views and labored to return the Catholic Church to its biblical roots.
Other news of interest
Roma Downey felt ‘inspired’ to bring ‘The Bible’ to TV
Suspect charged in Midvale triple-homicide
Utah avalanche victim perished despite frantic search
Utah swim coach convicted of having sex with teen
Explosion rocks Uintah County industrial park, damages 12 buildings
South Salt Lake officer cleared in shooting death of Utah robbery suspect
Former LDS Church worker sentenced to jail for child sexual abuse
Opinion and commentary
An uncivil draft • Conscription at its inception
Rolly: Is Lockhart eying Herbert’s job in 2016?
Pyle: Stop paying medical ransoms
McEntee: Move the prison? Lock up that idea for now