Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed
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.
The human equation: 16 gay Utahns, 8 marriages, 1 theme: love » For 17 days this winter, same-sex couples from throughout Utah leapt at the chance to marry.Meet eight of those couples, for whom the stakes are both very high and very personal.
Mormon women again turned away from priesthood meeting » For the second time in six months, hundreds of women seeking ordination to the Mormon priesthood were turned away Saturday when they sought tickets to an all-male priesthood session. Their goal, several said, was to get the attention of the First Presidency and other leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Apparently they did.
Taxpayer-backed Utah satellite project reboots with new backer » USU dissolved a contract that would launch small satellites into space after a company failed to secure $150 million to send up the instruments. Now, a new Ogden-based firm has less than 90 days to pull together the cash to put the instrument on board an Asian telecommunications satellite.
Ceremony marks 100th anniversary of Utah Capitol cornerstone » At the 100th anniversary of laying the cornerstone to the state Capitol, two Utah governors — plus an actor portraying a third — paid tribute Friday to a small state that decided to construct a grand edifice. "I have often looked at the Capitol and thought what a noble and courageous thing it was for the people of Utah in 1914 to build such a building," former Gov. Mike Leavitt told a crowd gathered on a windy day near the cornerstone.
Gifted Utah therapy dog ‘knew his mission was finished’ » Putter, a gentle dog with dark watery eyes, was at home in the Utah Capitol. Welcomed at closed-door talks with the governor, Senate president and House speaker, the most he contributed was a snore or two. He was a quiet, calming influence. But this winter’s legislative session was to be his last.
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