Labor Day weekend rewind: Stories 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 Labor Day weekend.
The vibe is back in downtown Salt Lake City • They are young, diverse, mobile, socially aware and part of a long-sought transformation in Utah’s urban core. Twenty-somethings are driving a residential boom in the heart of Salt Lake City, with thousands of new apartments, condominiums and town homes being built to cater to the living needs of these so-called millennials. The rise in city dwellers is helping to revitalize downtown and fulfill a dream of municipal leaders to bolster the metro-residential population base.
Salt Lake City in no rush to scrap gun laws • Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws.
Salt Lake Comic Con delivers fans, but does it deliver dollars? • How much impact does Salt Lake Comic Con have on downtown’s economy? That’s what co-founder Dan Farr would like to find out. During the second annual Comic Con, scheduled for Sept. 4-6, the convention will conduct a survey with Visit Salt Lake to measure how much money con-goers spend outside of the Salt Palace Convention Center.
Is Ordain Women an apostate group? Mormon leaders won’t say • Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly is an "apostate," the LDS Church’s top spokesman declared in a recent radio interview. So does that make the organization she founded to push for women’s inclusion in the all-male Mormon priesthood an apostate group? It is no idle question. The Utah-based faith asks members seeking entrance to any Mormon temple to assert that they do not "support, affiliate with, or agree with any group or individual whose teachings or practices are contrary to or oppose those accepted by The ChurchÂ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
Utah woman hopes good comes from her poison tea ordeal • Jan Harding — who swallowed tea mixed with lye at a South Jordan restaurant nearly three weeks ago — wants something good to come from the ordeal that nearly killed her. Speaking publicly for the first since she drank the caustic brew, Harding said Friday she hopes the restaurant industry will make changes to keep anything similar from happening again.