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Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

Published July 8, 2013 8:32 am

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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

Utah's summer smog: What you don't see can hurt you • Summertime smog poses serious health risks, and Utahns might overlook the health impacts because it doesn't look threatening like brown, hazy winter smog.

Lessons learned from the Matthew Stewart shootout • Though the warrant was classified as low-risk, there were several unknowns in the initial investigation into a marijuana grow operation in Matthew David Stewart's basement, ultimately leading to a deadly shootout.

Utah's new Career Path High: Diploma plus vocational training • Career Path High is a new charter school where students earn their high school diploma by taking classes online and receive a professional certificate in technical trades before high school graduation.

Jazz lose two to Hawks, gain three from Warriors • Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll both signed free agent deals with the Atlanta Hawks late Friday, hours after the Jazz sent guard Kevin Murphy to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush.

Will immigration reform find a home in the House? • Getting comprehensive immigration reform through the Democrat-controlled Senate was tough enough; pushing any overhaul through the GOP-led House promises to be even more grueling as Republicans — including Utah's three GOP congressmen — try to balance pressures from inside the Beltway and from constituents back home.

UTA bonuses under fire • The Utah Transit Authority had a good 2012 — at least according to the hefty bonuses shelled out to the agency's bosses. Trouble is, not everyone agrees UTA did all that well last year and critics question whether the extra payouts were deserved.

Senator "embarrassed" by House's Swallow probe • A powerful Utah senator is criticizing his House colleagues — 69 out of 75 of them, at least — for voting to create a committee to investigate embattled Attorney General John Swallow. Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, says he's "embarrassed" by the House's action.

British breakthrough • It was a great day for Great Britain as Andy Murray became the first British man in 77 years to win the Wimbledon crown. And he did it in style and in straight sets — 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 — over the world's top player: Novak Djokovic. "I can confirm," a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said after the match, "that the queen has sent a private message to Andy Murray following his Wimbledon victory."

Not your typical cop shop • Salt Lake City's splashy new Public Safety Building — with its stunning glass windows, energy-efficient features and art displays — will open to public tours later this month just east of Library Square. Get a floor-by-floor preview in graphics, words and pictures.

'Flex lanes' pass road test • It turns out, those reversible "flex lanes" on 5400 South — with all their red and green lane lights — are working. They're moving more traffic and doing it safely.

Internet privacy vs. law enforcement • At least one Utah Internet Service Provider is bucking the system on warrantless subpoenas. XMission's Pete Ashdown has refused to hand over customer information to the attorney general's office four times in as many years when issued a subpoena — minus a court order — from prosecutors.

Other news of interest

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hikes peak with Utah BLM staff

Storm unleashes slides, closes Little Cottonwood Canyon

Fresh produce, fresh start for Salt Lake County inmates

Utah soldier served 26 years before death in Qatar

Record heat poses challenge to Utah Muslims during Ramadan fast

Nearly three years later, BYU says football independence a big success

Serial killer's survivor takes the next big step

Latest stop on Utah Bucket List: camping at Arches

Park Silly Sunday Market is serious about this much: business

Giving — and getting — the perfect wedding gift

Opinion & commentary

Expand Medicaid • Utah would be foolish not to

Yes, it's crazy • House makes right call on Swallow

Pyle: The choices we make

Rolly: LDS legislators bend to tough master