Weekend Rewind: News you may have missed
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
Slain Draper police officer’s life celebrated during funeral • More than 4,000 people attended a two-hour service for slain Sgt. Derek Johnson at the Maverik Center.
Developers begin massive Geneva redevelopment in Utah County • Geneva Steel may be history, but the storied mill’s name will live on in a massive planned community of homes, offices, and retail, office, university and industrial space that developers say they will build on the east shore of Utah Lake over the next decade.
SITLA not budging on Book Cliffs deal • Over the objections of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Rep. Rob Bishop, the state School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) intends to sign a deal next week with the global energy player Anadarko to drill state lands, including a scenic, remote wildlife-filed landscape along the Tavaputs Plateau in Grand County.
Chaos runs in the family • The state of Utah has taken custody of three generations of the same family. The mothers admit they have made mistakes, but they say the state has failed them time and time again.
Choose the right? ‘Real’ Hatch no lock for GOP • Sen. Orrin Hatch has returned to his role as deal-maker after his dramatic shift to the right during last election season.
What’s the bottom line on the Affordable Care Act? • Many Utahns want to know how it will affect their choices and their family budget.
Utah farmers say they need more foreign help • Several farmers and ranchers spoke in a tour Friday organized by the Utah Farm Bureau to send the message that immigration reform should help Utah obtain more foreign farm workers, and fix problems with the current temporary worker programs.
Huntsman PAC raises $100,000, spends half starting up • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has raised $100,000 and spent half of that starting up his new political action committee, Red Rock PAC, a new finance report shows.
Other news of interest
James Taylor performed with the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir
William Shatner and Adam West made history at Comic Con
Goats leap to new homes
Encore chorale group provides high note for singing seniors
Growing community and food
Avenues Street Fair draws thousands
Giant fruit and veggies view for big prizes at Utah State Fair
State Sen. Luz Robles will take on U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart
The lead lawyer in Swallow investigation will cost Utah $740 an hour
An off-duty Utah deputy died in a plane crash near Spanish Fork airport
A Mormon missionary died from injuries he received in a car crash in Idaho
Kids and electronics are a deadly (and expensive) mix
A beloved Mormon meetinghouse in east Salt Lake City got a makeover
Two rulings have challenged judges’ decisions that federal and not state law can govern foreclosures
Eminently symphonic: The newest players in the Utah Symphony
Opinion and commentary
Tribune Editorial: Democracy in your mailbox
Pyle: When something must be done
Rolly: Grades are just latest attack on schools
Morgan & Yates: Mountain rock removal is toxic business
Klemz: Put asunder: Immigrant families imperiled
Holmes: Don’t know much about our history or China’s
Dickerson: It’s time to help Utah children with autism
Tompkins & Metcalf: Wolves need protection to fully recover