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Rewind: Utah news you may have missed over the weekend

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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Antelope Island Stampede Festival is Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, 2013.

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

Senators hesitant to help Hatch reform tax code • Sens. Orrin Hatch and Max Baucus are trying to strike a monumental deal to reform the nation’s antiquated tax system, but have found it difficult to get help from colleagues who look at the undertaking as a political minefield.

Purple Heart awarded to WWI soldier’s grandson • The grandson of a World War I soldier injured by mustard gas accepted a Purple Heart on his grandfather’s behalf, ending a two-year crusade to find enough military records to persuade the U.S. Army to bestow the medal.

Officials want to put new crisis nursery in NW Salt Lake City • Crisis nurseries offer support for families who need help in a pinch. Family Support Center operates three but says Salt Lake City has a major coverage gap in its northwest neighborhoods.

Utah’s hottest summer yet? Might be • This summer might well be staggering toward the sweltering distinction of being the Salt Lake Valley’s hottest on record.

Nub of the Mountain? • Controversy is swirling along with the dust as Geneva Rock is digging deeper into its sand and gravel pit at the line between Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Budget cuts hit Utah classrooms •Title I funds will decrease by 7 to 11 percent, meaning summer programs are disappearing, new technology purchases are on hold and teacher-training programs are evaporating.

Secret mission during Cuban Missile Crisis • A Utahn shares his story of collecting photos with a huge camera strapped to a beat-up Boeing Stratocruiser in the 1960s.

Other news of interest

Utah officials want a more efficient emergency response system

Taylorsville cracks down on scavenging during 2013 cleanup

Environmentalists fight BLM oil shale plan

Former Davis County attorney reinstated, but will likely be fired again

Police believe Utah sex offender faked his own death

Utah mosque goes from simple past to glorious present

L-3’s Utah employees receive buyout offers ahead of possible layoffs

Utah football ready to prove doubters wrong in 2013

The Utah Bucket List: Antelope Island Bison Roundup

Solar Day in Salt Lake City powers through clouds

Roy incoming senior Brekkott Chapman is attracting national attention

Opinion and commentary

Rolly: The two faces of Aaron Osmond

Pyle: America’s Original Sin

Bagley: Motor City Mad Men

Tribune Editorial: Autism therapy benefit should be required

President Barack Obama says America needs a vibrant middle class

University of Utah professor says leaks show our disregard of international law

Salt Lake photographer, writer looks at Mormonism and the Norman Rockwell ideal

Stout: UTA runs a dysfunctional transit system

Karl: Glenn Beck, the tea party and neo-Nazism

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