Rewind: News and photos you may have missed over the weekend
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.
Utah BLM tries contraception to rein in wild horse population » Accustomed to visitors with cameras, these 100 mustangs do not run when humans come near.
Their ease with interlopers makes this herd a perfect candidate for a kind of birth control that involves shooting the mares in the rump with a dart gun.
Utah ‘high risk’ oil wells among those left uninspected » A majority of the oil and gas wells drilled on federal land in Utah during recent boom years have not been inspected, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. Of even more concern: Two-thirds of the wells the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) identified as high priority — because their locations pose greater risks — have not been examined.
Tea party is dead — long live the tea party » Tea party enthusiasts were stoked last week as one of their own, Dave Brat, toppled House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in an upset no one saw coming. Seriously, the cable networks had to rush political pundits into their studios to wax philosophically about the unexpected results.
In South Carolina, though, Sen. Lindsey Graham beat back a challenge — six challengers, actually — from the right flank by refusing just to be angry and frustrated. He touted compromise, and he won.
Utah study suggests fasting may fight diabetes » Studies by a group of Intermountain Healthcare researchers have shown that Utahns who intermittently abstain from food for religious reasons have low rates of heart disease and diabetes. But the scientists wondered: Can fasting be used to stop or reverse these diseases once they start? Results from their most recent study suggest that with diabetes, at least, fasting may be an important intervention.
Dehlin’s Mormon leader delays meeting to await ‘de-escalation’ » Disciplinary talks planned for one of two Mormon activists threatened with possible excommunication from the LDS Church have been pushed back in an apparent effort to "de-escalate" the conflict. Cache County resident John Dehlin, who created a popular website and podcast series called "Mormon Stories," confirmed Saturday that his regional LDS lay leader has delayed their meeting until June 29. The other prominent LDS activist being accused of apostasy, Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly, said Saturday her disciplinary council remains scheduled for June 22.