Family says final goodbye to sweet-talking Emilie • Emilie Parker's funeral on Saturday was among the last of the 20 children gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., more than a week ago.
After Trolley, after Newtown, after Aurora can we ever feel safe? • With Trolley Square in 2007, Salt Lake City joined a lamentable list of communities at least 39 in the past 23 years that have experienced deadly rampages, events that replaced a sense of security with one of vulnerability.
Utah educators have mixed reactions to guns-in-schools proposals • The National Rifle Association's call on Friday to put armed police officers in every school and a Utah lawmaker's assertion that more armed teachers would make classrooms safer are drawing mixed reactions from those who work in Utah schools.
Chaffetz: Boehner right to try Plan B • Rep. Jason Chaffetz on Friday lauded House Speaker John Boehner for offering up a Republican plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff even if Boehner eventually had to jettison the idea in the face of a caucus revolt. Chaffetz said he would have voted for the Boehner proposal dubbed Plan B and his Utah Republican colleague, Rob Bishop, says he was leaning toward supporting it.
Utah defends its hands-off health insurance exchange plan • Utah expected its federal high-risk pool subsidized health coverage for the sick and uninsurable to be an easy sell.
Student, faculty dissent a new challenge for Dixie, community • After Dixie State College officials removed a statue of Confederate soldiers on Dec. 6, senior Greg Noel told KSL-TV that the school must address the school's apparent history of racial insensitivity or the controversy "will foster more issues and more situations and more conflict until it just bursts."
Other news of interest
'Fiscal cliff' fears bite into Utah's holiday spending
Utah N-waste site backers call it quits
Salt Lake County moves closer to being part of Draper project
Family of South Jordan teacher killed in accident are one recipient of school's charity effort
Born in Utah, premature twins make it home for the holidays
David Fetzer, Salt Lake City actor, dies unexpectedly at 30
Utah back to creating jobs at pre-recession rate
Pagans, artists celebrate an alternative Christmas centered on light and rebirth
Back from brink, Utah's Woodside Homes downsizes to fit new realities
Children at risk • Reform education spending
Aging Utahns • Nursing homes only 1 concern
Rolly • Listen to experts before arming teachers
Pyle • The myths of Santa and the NRA