Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend
Published: June 10, 2013 07:14AM
Updated: June 10, 2013 03:32PM
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Courtesy photo Early in its history, church leaders stopped conferring the priesthood on black males of African descent. A revelation — removing all restrictions with regard to race that once applied to the priesthood — came to church President Spencer W. Kimball (shown with Gorden B. Hinckley) and was affirmed to other church leaders in the Salt Lake Temple on June 1, 1978.

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 holiday weekend.

Top stories this past weekend

35 years later, priesthood ban is gone, but some pain still lingers for black Mormons • On June 8, 1978, the LDS Church ended its ban on blacks in its priesthood, opening ordination to “all worthy male members,” including those of African descent. But decades later, the ban still haunts many African-American members. They frequently have to explain themselves and their beliefs to non-Mormons, other black converts, even themselves.

Utah mom: ‘I would have died’ without PCN, state‘s low-income health coverage • For the past three years, Jennifer Ericksen’s doctor visits, insulin and other drugs have been covered through Utah’s Primary Care Network (PCN), which provides limited preventive health coverage to low-income adults and families who don’t qualify for Medicaid or other government-funded programs. But PCN is set to expire at the end of June.

Feds: Gray wolf no longer at risk • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared mission accomplished for recovering the gray wolf, the predator government officials had exterminated from the West nearly a century ago.

Utah’s Mike Lee says immigration bill beyond saving • On the first day of the Senate’s immigration debate, Sen. Mike Lee sought to label the reform bill as too big to succeed.

Why are Utah women far behind men in STEM education, jobs? • Compared to the nation, Utah women lag especially far behind men in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), a trend that seems to begin early and continues into the workforce, according to a new report from the Utah Women and Education Initiative.

Other news of interest

Candidates across Utah vie for mayor, council spots

Salt Lake City’s alternative high school boosts students into college

Utah research says wood burning is a top contributor to winter pollution

Cannon: Utah abounds with beloved burgers

Romney’s Utah summit urges post-partisan cooperation

Case dismissed against Utah football coach accused of assaulting young player

When it comes to finance, Skyline students score big

Layton landlord: Quit smoking or move out of HUD housing

Opinion and commentary

Rolly: Lack of women in politics has real consequences

Becker: Why no tax increase