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Al Hartmann | Tribune file photo Utah Highway Patrolman Emery Calkins walks back to his car after pulling over a driver on I-15 in Utah County in this file photo from August 2012.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jul 21 2014 07:35AM
Updated Jul 21, 2014 09:22AM

It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.

Auctioneer’s gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line • Nine years after the Beehive State took control of a polygamous trust, that trust has accelerated the sale of land in twin towns on the Utah-Arizona state line. The sales benefit state taxpayers, who have already financed management of the trust, called the United Effort Plan (UEP). The sales also help Utah toward a goal of distributing all UEP-held lands.

Question before the court: Is deal designed to save or sink The Tribune? • The awkward and messy fight over how Salt Lake City’s two daily newspapers are run gets its first courtroom airing Monday. In what is likely to be a routine status hearing, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups will preside over opening exchanges in a lawsuit that loyal supporters of The Salt Lake Tribune say could determine whether the 143-year-old newspaper survives.

How bad are Utah drivers? About one in five ticketed yearly • Amid the swerving and near misses of daily driving, the conventional view among Utahns is that their fellow motorists here are awful. Some new data suggest that perception may not be far from the truth. A Salt Lake Tribune analysis of court records for fiscal 2013 shows that Utah law officers wrote one traffic ticket for every five drivers in the state — more than 427,000 tickets for just under 2 million licensed drivers.

Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining • The scene was unprecedented: Two former statewide elected officials — who swore an oath to uphold and enforce the law — jailed after being arrested and charged with a slew of public-corruption charges. Their alleged crimes, equally unprecedented, range from bribery to accepting rides on private jets and massive houseboats, vacationing in beachfront villas of a convicted criminal and lying to federal investigators about their dealings.

Other news:

Gale Dick, co-founder of Save Our Canyons, dies at 88

Power line nearly electrocutes Utah man

Living history: Depression era CCC made an impact still felt in Utah

More dead horses: 4 horses shot dead in Davis County

Families connected to southwest Utah shooting speak

Entertainemnt news:

Photo gallery: Days of ’47 Youth Parade marches through Salt Lake City

Scott D. Pierce: ‘Breaking Bad’ named TCA’s Program of Year

UtahLit: Life and death at the heart of the Western novel ‘Stars Go Blue’

Concert review: ‘Frozen’ prince charms crowd in Tabernacle Choir’s summer show

Book review: Does James Madison still matter?

Sports news:

Utah Jazz: Lindsey sees progress all-around after summer league

Real Salt Lake: RSL happy to have Robbie Findley back

Real Salt Lake hoping Plata’s goal opens floodgates

Real Salt Lake fights for draw against Vancouver

Opinion and commentary:

Editorial: Uninsured list grows as Utah dithers

Editorial: Give Common Core an honest review

Robert Kirby: Those amazing and confusing Tetons

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