Rewind: Utah news you may have missed over the weekend
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