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First Published Dec 02 2013 08:29AM      Last Updated Dec 02 2013 03:36 pm

Act I Party Scene of Ballet West's production of Willam Christensen's "The Nutcracker." Photo by Luke Isley

It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.

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Technology, social media role increasing in Utah teacher misconduct » Sexual offenses are the most common reason for investigations into teacher licensing investigations, peaking at an all-time high in 2012. Burgeoning technologies and means of communication play a big role in those numbers.

Young, skeptics key to Obamacare success — or failure » How those who are skeptical of the new Affordable Care Act, like those who consider it a violation of their rights, will go a long way to determining the future of the law. The same goes for young, healthy people who are being targeted heavily be groups looking to discourage them from signing up.



Swallow saga gives boost to idea of appointing attorney general » John Swallow’s looming departure as Utah attorney general has reignited a debate about whether appointing the state’s top lawyer would avoid scandals such as the one that engulfed his office for nearly a year.

Layton couple fight back after retailer asks $3,500 over negative review » They left a negative review when they never received their order from online retailer KlearGear. Almost 4 years later, KlearGear billed them $3,500 for doing so. They say it has made their finances difficult, and they’re not going to sit idly by anymore.

How threatened is Uinta Basin’s rare desert flower? » Graham’s beardtongue is a rare flower that only exists in areas near oil shale outcrops in the Uinta Basin, for reasons that are poorly understood. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service wants to protect the flower, but developers fear that will leave them without access to oil shale.

Other news

Mormon bishop goes ‘homeless’ to teach compassion

Layton Mayor Steve Curtis dies overnight

Little America coffee shop is reborn

Utah seniors provide help, friendship to other seniors

Volunteers prepare Salt Lake City’s Candy Cane Corner store

Arrest made in fatal Salt Lake City hit-and-run

Hunter killed by train in Spanish Fork Canyon

Salt Lake City man expected to recover after police shooting

Entertainment

Book review: Four decades of history in ‘Through the Eyes of a Dancer’

Utah holiday arts guide: ‘The Nutcracker’ is only the beginning

Utah holiday arts preview: ‘Messiah’ sing-alongs, children’s choirs and ‘Night Visitors’

Utah holiday arts guide: There’s a new ‘Elf’ in town, joining the usual Christmas cast

Crowd gets boost from Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Utah Symphony’s ‘Messiah’ sing-in

Children’s picture books to take home for the holidays

Sports

Kragthorpe: Utah State celebrates, with more to be done (with video)

Utah State football: Aggies punch ticket to MWC title game, rout Wyoming (with video)

Utah Jazz get payback, beat Phoenix Suns 112-104

Utah football: Utes end season with 24-17 win

Opinion and commentary

Editorial: UTA needs to face its transparency fears

Op-Ed: Utah needs a financially secure Tribune

Rolly: Senator introduces an inflammatory idea: Compromise

Op-ed: Swallow’s alter ego sticking close to the trough

Op-ed: BLM’s deferral of leases shows the right balance

Kirby: The anti-Christmas shopping list

 

 

 

 

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