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(Steve Griffin | Tribune file photo) Then-Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt tightens the bolts on a new sign closing the Skull Valley Road to nuclear waste shipments. The state tried multiple strategies to block a planned high-level waste storage site on tribal lands, but all of them failed. The federal government finally stepped in to rule against the facility.
Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend
First Published Dec 24 2012 08:08 am • Last Updated Dec 24 2012 09:04 am

Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.

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Top stories this past weekend

Family says final goodbye to sweet-talking Emilie » Emilie Parker’s funeral on Saturday was among the last of the 20 children gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., more than a week ago.

After Trolley, after Newtown, after Aurora — can we ever feel safe? » With Trolley Square in 2007, Salt Lake City joined a lamentable list of communities — at least 39 in the past 23 years — that have experienced deadly rampages, events that replaced a sense of security with one of vulnerability.

Utah educators have mixed reactions to guns-in-schools proposals » The National Rifle Association’s call on Friday to put armed police officers in every school and a Utah lawmaker’s assertion that more armed teachers would make classrooms safer are drawing mixed reactions from those who work in Utah schools.

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Chaffetz: Boehner right to try Plan B » Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Friday lauded House Speaker John Boehner for offering up a Republican plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff even if Boehner eventually had to jettison the idea in the face of a caucus revolt. Chaffetz said he would have voted for the Boehner proposal — dubbed Plan B — and his Utah Republican colleague, Rob Bishop, says he was leaning toward supporting it.

Utah defends its hands-off health insurance exchange plan » Utah expected its federal high-risk pool — subsidized health coverage for the sick and uninsurable — to be an easy sell.

Student, faculty dissent a new challenge for Dixie, community » After Dixie State College officials removed a statue of Confederate soldiers on Dec. 6, senior Greg Noel told KSL-TV that the school must address the school’s apparent history of racial insensitivity or the controversy "will foster more issues and more situations and more conflict until it just bursts."

Other news of interest

‘Fiscal cliff’ fears bite into Utah’s holiday spending

Utah N-waste site backers call it quits

Salt Lake County moves closer to being part of Draper project

Family of South Jordan teacher killed in accident are one recipient of school’s charity effort

Born in Utah, premature twins make it home for the holidays

David Fetzer, Salt Lake City actor, dies unexpectedly at 30

Utah back to creating jobs at pre-recession rate

Pagans, artists celebrate an alternative Christmas centered on light and rebirth

Back from brink, Utah’s Woodside Homes downsizes to fit new realities


Children at risk » Reform education spending

Aging Utahns » Nursing homes only 1 concern

Rolly » Listen to experts before arming teachers

Pyle » The myths of Santa and the NRA

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