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Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

Published November 19, 2012 11:56 am
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Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune's news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.

Top stories this past weekend

After a long fight, Legislature releases redistricting documents • After a year of fighting, leaders of the Utah Legislature decided Friday afternoon to post online an estimated 16,000 pages of documents that Democrats have long contended will show shenanigans with redistricting.

Bobsled champ Steve Holcomb reveals failed suicide attempt • In his forthcoming book, Steve Holcomb the greatest bobsledder in American history reveals how he once swallowed 73 sleeping pills and a liter of Jack Daniels in an attempt to kill himself due to growing depression over his worsening blindness.

Job growth keeps truckin' upward in Utah • Utah's unemployment rate in October fell for the third consecutive month, while job growth accelerated to a four-month high, the state Department of Workforce Services said.

Hostess moves to shut down amid strike, with 600 Utah jobs at stake • Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the Twinkie, said Friday it would shutter after years of struggling with management turmoil, rising labor costs and the ever-changing tastes of Americans. The closing would mean the loss of nearly 600 jobs in Utah.

Salt Lake City a home for growing transgender population • Despite feeling ostracized in Utah, transgender people — those who act like, dress as or feel themselves to be the sex opposite of what they were born — are making societal strides.

Dallying in college can cost Utah students • Super seniors may not feel so super: A sixth or seventh year of college could double the tuition bill for Utah students, under changes adopted by the state Board of Regents on Friday.

Other news of interest

Hatch: Obama's people did attack Romney's Mormonism

After Obama win, Utah 4th highest for racist tweets

Utah priest walks into a bar (of sorts), realizes he'll stay a priest

Burial likely ended dispute over remains of Ute man

As much as half of Herbert's Utah Cabinet could change

Orem settles with man who flipped off officer

Living history: Lincoln was a 'scoundrel' to Brigham Young

5A football: Jordan pounds Syracuse 58-2 in title game

Utah football: Utes' bowl hopes die with loss to Arizona

Columns and opinion

Liquor licenses: Allow restaurant chains a 'master license'

Pyle: Romney's class warfare

Avoiding the cliff: Utah's delegates don't get it

Rolly: Utah may lead GOP on immigration

Force fossil-fuel into renewables

War on fossil fuels will put America at risk






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