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Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed

First Published Jan 27 2014 08:45AM      Last Updated Jan 27 2014 11:25 am

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Woman walks her dog along the track at 11th Avenue Park just above the polluted air buiding up in dowtntown Salt Lake City Monday morning December 30. The Utah Division of Air Quality rated the air in the orange range with a health advisory for elderly and persons with existing heart or lung disease to stay indoors and reduce physical activity.

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.

How does Utah’s bad air hurt our health? • Hawthorne Elementary Principal Marian Broadhead’s voice crackles over the intercom with an afternoon announcement: The air quality has worsened since morning, she says, and students with asthma or colds should stay inside for recess. Indoor-recess policies are a new phenomenon — a reminder for parents of the price their children are paying for modern fossil-fueled conveniences.



Utah clean air rally draws thousands to Capitol • In what organizers called the largest demonstration for clean air yet, more than 4,000 Utahns stood on the steps of the Capitol Saturday to push for government intervention in the fight against air pollution.

Legislature likely to try to prevent future Swallow scandals • From just outside the chambers where the House and Senate will gather Monday to commence the 2014 legislative session, a person can look down the stairs, across the Rotunda and see the office of the Utah attorney general. In the aftermath of the scandal that drove Attorney General John Swallow from office and shook Utah politics, lawmakers said it is reasonable to expect a careful look at possible shortcomings in Utah’s ethics laws and how to stave off future scandals.

‘Whiplash’ brings Sundance awards to crescendo • A musical battle of wills and real-life stories about poverty and old age were the big award winners at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Damien Chazelle’s musical drama "Whiplash," which focused on an ambitious young jazz drummer (actor Miles Teller) and a ruthless band conductor (J.K. Simmons), was a double winner at a ceremony Saturday night in Park City.

Stericycle planning to move incinerator to Tooele County • Medical waste handler Stericycle wants to move its controversial incinerator out of a North Salt Lake neighborhood and it has secured remote state land in western Tooele County for that purpose, company officials said Friday.

Other news •

Police investigate homicide discovered at Murray fire

UTA may create new airport-university TRAX line

U. boss likely knew of accused semen switcher’s criminal past, ex-secretary says

Utahns want tighter rules on payday loans

 

 

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