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(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) In these two seperate photos, the interior spiral staircase, left, contrasts with the sterile, blockish exteriror of the new Salt Lake City federal courthouse, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed
First Published Apr 21 2014 07:46 am • Last Updated Apr 21 2014 04:03 pm

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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Utah same-sex marriage case could be thrown out on a technicality » Although few believe it poses a serious threat to the case’s trajectory — likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court by summer — the question persists: Could Kitchen v. Herbert be thrown out because the lawsuit targeted the wrong people?

Swallow warrants went to Google, Yahoo and Apple » Investigators in the ongoing criminal probe of former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are wading through what appears to be a massive amount of data obtained through a series of sweeping search warrants.

Utah Realtors give ‘murder homes’ another life » Payson » When a California couple pulled up Kay Mortensen’s winding driveway, they found the for-sale sign — peppered with bullet holes — lying in the bushes. It had been about two years since someone tied up the retired Brigham Young University professor in his Payson Canyon home and killed him. The murder was widely publicized, and while Mortensen’s family tried to move on, there was the matter of trying to get someone to buy his house with its grisly story.

Utah day laborers lining up for more ‘doing’ » There is a daily theater around Home Depots, where a drama continually plays out about immigration, work, a sluggish economy and stores seeking a balance between making customers comfortable without appearing too mean to struggling laborers.


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Easter gift for Pakistani Christian: his new Utah home » Holladay » As Saman Lall joins other Utah Christians celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on this spring-dappled Sunday, you could say the Pakistani educator has been reborn himself. This is, after all, Lall’s first Easter in a country where freedom of religion is a bedrock principle, where all varieties of believers worship freely.

Other news:

Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions

Why all the hate for Salt Lake City’s new federal courthouse?

Churches gather for Easter sunrise in Salt Lake City

South Salt Lake standoff ends with explosion, no one hurt

Gun-rights activists celebrate Patriots’ Day at Utah Capitol

Photos: Thai-Lao New Year festival celebrated at Layton Buddhist temple

Magnitude 3.2 earthquake jolts western Utah, USGS says

Taxpayers won’t pay for Steven Powell sex offender treatment

Man arrested in murder of Taylorsville woman

Entertainment news:

Nathan Fillion delights ‘Firefly’ fans at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX

Scott D. Pierce: Bill O’Reilly thinks right-wingers are idiots

Science writer Mary Roach coming to Utah April 21

Utah theater company to stage a golden-years hookup

Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs ‘Messiah’

Sports news:

Utah gymnastics: Individuals hope to salvage Utah’s NCAA experience

Ned Grabavoy’s goal lifts Real Salt Lake over Timbers

Salt Lake Marathon: SLC runner Van De Kamp takes easy win

Thoughts on BYU’s post-spring football depth chart

Aggies will get plenty of national exposure in 2014

Opinion and commentary:

Editorial: The fires are growing, so get ready, Utahns

Editorial: Time to cap payday-lending rates

Editor column: Civility key to productive discussions

Op-ed: Legislature made excellent progress on air quality

Op-ed: Hatch, Lee forsake vulnerable Utahns

Op-ed: Time to tax carbon and give taxpayers the money

Op-ed: Bonuses are making UTA better

Paul Rolly: Utah’s caucus system: The few pick for the many

Kirby: Hard for Utahns to choose between atheists and aliens



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