Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed on Saturday and Sunday.
Top stories this past weekend
Republicans warming up to idea of Mormon president » Five years ago, as Republicans were getting to know Mitt Romney, a Gallup poll showed 30 percent of GOP voters expressly saying they wouldn’t vote for a Mormon for president. Now, with Romney a lock for his party’s nomination, that anti-Mormon voting bloc has dwindled to 10 percent in the latest Gallup survey.
Saving Utah babies, one Tweet at a time » Hoping to connect with tech-savvy pregnant women, Utah’s baby protection program is rebooting. With an updated Web page, a new Twitter feed and more focus on Facebook, officials hope to spread the word that women can anonymously leave their newborns at Utah hospitals without any legal consequences.
School districts face mixed money bag as budget deadlines loom » After several years of penny pinching, Utah school districts are relieved to see a boost in funding from the Legislature, putting some on track to resume wage increases and rely less on rainy day funds. But others are still grappling with where to find money to revamp school facilities and keep class sizes manageable.
Will posh subdivision spring up in Zion National Park? » This rocky sanctuary’s wild side is showing signs of civilization — and park managers don’t like it. Multistory scaffolding, stucco and ground-to-ceiling windows have risen this summer on a tawny patch of earth off of Kolob Terrace Road. It’s the second large home in the past five years to spring up on this road. Federal officials fear it’s just a harbinger of hundreds more to come inside Zion’s boundaries.
Utah lawmakers’ quick fixes leave liquor quagmire » In their zeal to tightly control liquor sales and restrict consumption, Utah lawmakers have had to redo or modify legislation they’ve passed, creating a patchwork of alcohol laws.
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