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
Big mine slide could boost 2014 property taxes in Salt Lake County • The massive landslide at Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon mine could hit Salt Lake County taxpayers in the pocketbook next year.
With nets and chainsaws, Utah Valley University students help rehabilitate wetland • The ecosystem at Mona Springs is being harmed by non-native species, so a group of Utah Valley University students armed with chainsaws, nets and their hands got to work to remove invasive plants and fish.
Controversial gun control bills to return during 2014 Utah Legislature • Lawmakers in Utah are tightening their grip on bills aimed at easing gun restrictions and combating federal encroachment in preparation for the 2014 legislative session. That means a sequel for HB76, the controversial “constitutional-carry” measure vetoed last month by Gov. Gary Herbert.
Airport TRAX attracts new type of rider: baggage thieves • After the new TRAX line to Salt Lake City International Airport opened officially on April 14, “there was a string of thefts from the bag claim,” said spokeswoman Barbara Gann.
First look inside FLDS house, and theory on odd construction • Members of the press and FLDS community got their first look inside a sprawling home and compound built for Warren Jeffs, the faith’s imprisoned leader.
Utah’s less fortunate most likely to feel the sting of the sequester • Six weeks into sequestration, the March 1 law mandating across-the-board federal budget cuts has succeeded in breeding widespread confusion, fear and distrust among those monitoring its impact, particularly on the most vulnerable sectors of society: those who are elderly, disabled or living below the poverty line.
When it comes to who’s reading newspapers, whose count counts? • Television has Nielsen. Radio looks to Arbitron. Twice a year, the Alliance for Audited Media puts out circulation numbers for hundreds of daily newspapers. Now, with nearly four in 10 people getting their news with smartphones, tablets and computers, newspapers find themselves in a quandary.
Author of ‘Falling in Love with Joseph Smith’ almost became Mormon • Those who prefer a quiet reading environment are bound to be disappointed while skimming the pages of Jane Barnes’ Falling in Love With Joseph Smith.
Other news of interest
Powder Mountain buyer riles Eden residents
Hatch: Immigration reform can’t wait
Utahns can say goodbye to fill-in-the-bubble tests
Mike Winder’s political destiny could depend on his handling of West Valley City police controversy
Water rates may rise for many in Salt Lake Valley
Utah boy arrested after teacher finds him with alleged hit list
Jon Huntsman to Weber State grads: Love, give back — never forget to rock and roll
Salt Lake Buddhist temples: one has Protestant look, one has Mormon roots
Second person arrested for obstructing Utah murder investigation
Cannon: What NASCAR taught me about fear and fast cars
Opinion and commentary
Streetcar route • Make decision; get started
Pyle: Behind the wall in Salt Lake City
Rolly: Democrats prove their worth in Salt Lake County
McEntee: Wow! My first pit stop at Kennecott’s mine