Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend
The Salt Lake TribuneFirst published Jan 07 2013 07:53AM
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
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