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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Dickens characters prepare to perform during a dress rehearsal of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Christmas concert with special guests Deborah Voigt and John Rhys-Davies Thursday December 12, 2013 at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
Weekend Rewind: Catch up on news and photos you missed
First Published Dec 16 2013 07:24 am • Last Updated Dec 16 2013 09:45 am

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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Federal judge declares Utah polygamy law unconstitutional » In a 91 page ruling, federal judge Clark Waddoups ruled that key parts of Utah’s anti-polygamy laws are unconstitutional. While having more than one active marriage license is still criminalized, Utah’s cohabitation laws, used to keep polygamy in check in earlier times, were Waddoups focus. A challenge to the ruling is expected.

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Lawson charges trigger big question: Who’s next? » Tim Lawson was the first person to be charged in connection with a sweeping investigation into two of Utah’s former attorneys general. Now that he’s being carted off to jail, the natural question is who, and if, anyone else will be charged. But at least one analyst says it should send chills up the spines of Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow.

A year after Sandy Hook, Emilie’s parents share her loving spirit » It has been a year since Emilie Parker was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., perhaps the longest year of her parents’ lives. But those 12 months have given them time to reflect, share her legacy and keep her memory alive in their day-to-day lives.

Some Utah hospitals slow to deliver on newborn testing » Nurses and midwives have been pricking the heels of American newborns since the late 1960s, collecting drops of blood to be screened for inherited diseases. Utah tests for 38 conditions that are treatable but potentially devastating if not promptly detected. Yet delays are common and largely a problem of hospitals and birthing centers failing to deliver samples to state laboratories on time, according to a recent investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Other news:

S.L. County to cut off wait list for subsidized housing

Utah Knights of Columbus keep kids warm with coats

Utah athletes sprint into action to donate gifts to local charity

GOP picks Reyes, Smith and Tarbet as finalists for Utah attorney general

D.C. Notebook: Eyeing a bigger role, Chaffetz hits early primary states

Rock slide that killed couple keeps neighbors from returning home

Utahns gather to honor victims of Sandy Hook

Should Utah require computer coding before graduation?

S.L. County to cut off wait list for subsidized housing


Jordan Loveridge leads Utah to big win over rival BYU

Kragthorpe: Win over BYU shows that Utah basketball is back, or at least on track

Gordon Monson: Jazz rediscover their proper path against Spurs


Is the Utah town in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ real? Sort of

Resurrecting the creativity of Salt Lake City actor David Fetzer

Opinion and commentary:

Editorial: Nevada pipeline defeat should be a warning for Utah

Editorial: U. Hospital chases health care’s true cost

Kirby: Shake, rattle and spoil: Confessions of a gift analyst

Op-ed: What will it take to disarm gun lobby’s fear campaign?

Op-ed: U. of U. should keep nickname to encourage awareness of Utes

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