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Weekend Rewind: News and photos you may have missed

Published December 30, 2013 8:47 am
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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.

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Scholars: With marriage, tradition has changed over time • The state of Utah so far has banked much of its legal argument against same-sex marriage on the assertion that such unions threaten the traditional, "age-old and still predominant," form of marriage: heterosexual, monogamous marriage. It has proved to be a shaky argument.

Some legislators say Swallow appeared headed for impeachment • John Swallow could well have become the first statewide official in Utah history to be impeached had the former attorney general not stepped down earlier this month. So say several House committee members, who, after sitting through two days of shocking revelations about Swallow's conduct, reported they would have supported efforts to oust him from office.

Utah's largest police forces use Tasers more than any other weapon • The man was armed with a gun — until he threw it at a Salt Lake City officer standing about 15 feet away. Then the man tried to jump into a vehicle with children inside and flee. The officer reacted quickly, pulling out his Taser and zapping the guy for 5 seconds until he dropped to the ground. The incident was one of 118 during the past three years in which a Salt Lake City officer used a Taser on a suspect, according to use-of-force statistics released by the department as part of a public records request.

Scandalized Utah congressman believed his false war stories • The scandal rocked Utah and U.S. politics. Just days before the 1954 election, disabled Rep. Douglas R. Stringfellow, R-Utah, confessed on TV that his oft-repeated stories of war heroics — which propelled him into Congress and attracted national adulation — were false. Now, 60 years later, an untold side of the story is emerging from an unpublished autobiography.

Utah Governor moves to help businesses, schools reduce emissions • Cleaner school buses, grants to small businesses and research are the main pieces of an $18 million bag of carrots Utah Gov. Gary Herbert proposes handing out next year to improve air quality. Much of the proposed spending is designed to help school districts and small businesses reduce emissions that add to the particulate and ozone levels in Utah valleys. This pollution often makes the air unhealthy and drags economic growth.

Other news

Swallow, gay marriage, West Valley cops lead Utah's newsy 2013

Bills coming to tighten regulations on payday loans

Hill Air Force Base to allow same-sex weddings

Utah scholar credits extracurricular activities for success

Salt Lake City elementary aims to teach college skills early

Park City's rock 'n roll mayor bows out

Sports

BYU football: Cougars fall to Washington 31-16 in Fight Hunger Bowl

Utah basketball: Utes roll to 124-51 victory over St. Katherine

BYU basketball: LMU embarrasses Cougars in WCC opener

Winter sports: Todd Lodwick wins Nordic combined at U.S. Olympic trials

Speedskating: Rookard rides comeback trail toward Sochi

Lifestyle

2013's year in film

2013's year in the arts

Scott D. Pierce: A fond farewell to TV icons we lost in 2013

Opinion and commentary

Editorial: Legislature should take out its Swallow anger on payday lenders

Editorial: Make sure residents have role in SLC transit plan

Rolly: Utah state senator needs to review constitutional law

Pyle: Time for a skillful acceptance of reality

 

 

 

 

 

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