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Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

Published February 25, 2013 11:02 am
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Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune's news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.

Top stories this past weekend

Polygamous congregation breaks from Warren Jeffs • After leaving or being evicted by FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, former followers led by William E. Jessop gather quietly to sing and pray on Sundays. The congregation on the Utah-Arizona border lives by new rules under the less-strict Jessop. Many are skittish and fear retribution, but they're happy to be getting a fresh start.

NRA boss to Utahns: Feds want your guns • The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre told a crowd of about 1,200 in Salt Lake City Saturday that the federal government wants universal background checks to generate lists of registered firearms so they'll be easier to seize by federal officials.

Looming federal budget cuts could hurt Utah • The federal government is approaching a fiscal disaster, and this time it could cost Utah millions in revenue, force thousands to take furloughs and possibly reverse or slow any economic recovery the state has seen in recent months. Come Friday, the federal government will be forced to pare down spending unless Congress acts.

Utah Lt. Gov. Bell says he was just seeking truth about DCFS case • Lt. Gov. Greg Bell said Friday that he was merely trying to get to the bottom of "conflicting claims" in a child-abuse case with a performance audit he ordered in 2011. The audit has sparked a criminal investigation into possible abuse of power and public money.

Park City's Sarah Hendrickson is world ski-jumping champ • Park City's Sarah Hendrickson cemented her status as a favorite for the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia by winning the women's world ski-jumping championship.

Ethics bill emerges in wake of probes of Utah Lt. Gov Bell, Swallow • With two of Utah's statewide officeholders the targets of federal investigations, lawmakers are moving after the fact to construct an ethics framework for elected officials who until now have been largely left to police themselves.Other news of interest

Protesters decry Legacy Highway extension in Davis County

New charter school options include a place for teen moms, skiing skills

'All Shook Up' is ready to roll after controversy

Utah colleges, universities post 3.51 percent enrollment drop

Free transit to clean air? One Utah lawmaker proposes a trial

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty for Burmese refugee accused of Utah girl's murder

Ogden police officer not justified in December 2012 shooting

Opinion and commentary

McEntee: Vital Violence Against Women Act runs into old foe — politics

Rolly: Legislation on teen suicide a year late

Pyle: Don't wait to be told

Editorial: One lesson from Swallow scandals

Krugman: A sequester of fools






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