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Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

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Mormon founder Joseph Smith.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published May 13 2013 08:03AM
Updated May 13, 2013 08:03AM

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

Special counsel will investigate John Swallow’s financial arrangements • Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell will appoint a special counsel to investigate three alleged campaign-law violations by Attorney General John Swallow, who is accused of omitting information from his financial disclosure statement, including concealing his interest in a company at the center of a scandal involving indicted St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson.

Shady ties pop up in Shurtleff’s money trail • Campaign cash: 62 percent of his donations came from sources that frequently raise consumer alarms.

Utah woman’s violent death reunites her estranged children • Touch Choun died violently in 2009 at the hands of her husband, Dennis Lambdin, at their Cottonwood Heights home. She was 41. The funeral was the first time two of her four children had seen each other in more than a decade.

Smog isn’t just an urban problem in Utah • Rural Utah sometimes suffers stunningly high summer smog, according to data collected over three summers at 27 locations in rural, mostly western Utah.

Hatch to probe ‘Nixonian’ IRS targeting of tea party groups • The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for inappropriately targeting tea party groups with tax-exempt status during the 2012 election season, something top IRS officials have previously denied when pressed by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and other members of Congress. Hatch says an apology is not good enough and demanded a full briefing from IRS leaders.

Craig Jessop: Care and compassion part of conductor’s musical life • Craig Jessop was determined to be a music professor from a young age. He achieved his goal — eventually.

On top for 20 years, Ivory builds more than homes • In 2005, when most builders were happily constructing homes and raking in revenue, Clark Ivory saw an unsustainable real estate bubble building along the Wasatch Front and in St. George.

Other news of interest

Motherhood 101: Utah moms share the lessons they learned

Salt Lake School District: Status quo will take a tax increase

Utah’s Herbert thanks feds for health exchange split

Draper’s Corner Canyon High will annually reconsider out-of-boundary students

Utah fire chief charged with prescription fraud

Utah families join march to raise awareness of foster care

Drought, other climate cycles settling into Utah

A Mormon mystery returns: Who is Heavenly Mother?

Kragthorpe: Chad Cordero hoping for homecoming with Angels

Opinion and commentary

Mother’s Day • How to define motherhood?

Pyle: Abstain from shame and fear

Rolly: Redistricting is bipartisan for a price

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