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Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

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(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) LuLu Badger stretches as she holds a balloon that will be released in memory of Ashley Maynard at the Vernal Cemetery in Vernal, Utah, Saturday, October 27, 2012. Ashley, 12, died in 2010 after darting in front of a car on her way to catch a school bus. Ashley's family donated her organs. and her liver saved the LuLu's life.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jan 07 2013 07:53AM
Updated Jan 7, 2013 08:46AM

Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.

Top stories this past weekend

FLDS: Who should get what from state-run polygamous trust? » The 3 ideas to get state’s hand out of FLDS trust all have flaws.

Shurtleff surrenders soapbox • Gregarious, independent A.G. known for impromptu outbursts is off to work at a law firm; his spotlight-shunning successor will be a sharp contrast.

Gridlock — the new normal in Washington • Gridlock has permeated Washington, D.C., for the last several years — the most recent example being the showdown over the fiscal cliff — and it doesn’t appear the polarization will lessen anytime soon.

A child is killed, a child is saved: three years later • Organ donation that saved girl permeates lives of two Utah families during good times and bad.

Utah lawmaker Aaron Osmond calls for more transparency • State Sen. Aaron Osmond wants to end the long-standing practice that lets legislators create a boxcar — an empty bill file — and keep the contents secret until late in the legislative session.

Military matters: Utah gets more say • New committee assignments should give Utah some increased clout when Congress debates military policy — and it comes at a time of increased pressure to reduce spending and possibly close bases. Sen. Mike Lee announced that he’s joining the Armed Services Committee and Rep. Rob Bishop returns to the equivalent House panel after a short sabbatical. On top of that, Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart are taking seats on the Homeland Security Committee.

From Mitt to the pill, Mormon missions to nuns — Utah’s top 2012 faith stories • Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman ran for president, the LDS Church lowered the age limits for its missionaries and hundreds of Mormons took to the streets to march in, of all things, a Gay Pride Parade. There were continuing clashes: Catholic bishops battled the White House over contraception coverage and congregants battled one another over ownership of two Salt Lake Valley houses of worship.

Other news of interest

Protesters booed at Utah gun show

New council chairman could define Salt Lake City’s 2013

Opera auditions in Utah give singers a shot at the Met

Utahn, 93, celebrates bar mitzvah and journey to freedom

Labor Department settles case of FLDS child labor

FDA offers sweeping new food safety rules

Ogden public safety building renamed for fallen officer

Vernal police sued for alleged deathbed intrusion

Family of slain Utah couple say goodbye without answers

Salt Lake City woman says coyote snatched, killed her dog

On anniversary of Ogden shootout, vigil held for Stewart

Utah judge upholds decision to give father custody of his child

Opinion

Avenue H: Utah’s exchange has work to do

McEntee: Message to bluenoses – Art is supposed to shake us up

Pyle: In Utah, too, the show must go on

Rolly: Gerrymandering threatens U.S. system

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