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Weekend Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

Paul Fraughton | Tribune file photo Filmmaker Richard Dutcher, shown in April 2012, has ended his water fast, an effort to concentrate on a Kickstarter campaign for his latest movie, "The Boys at the Bar."

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Apr 23 2012 07:24AM
Updated Apr 23, 2012 08:06AM

Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune’s news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed on Saturday and Sunday.

Top stories this past weekend

Utah’s 2012 political showdowns crystallize:

Hatch will go to first primary in decades, faces Liljenquist • Republican delegates forced six-term Sen. Orrin Hatch into a Republican primary with former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist by fewer than 50 votes Saturday while they nominated Mia Love, who is black, to take on Rep. Jim Matheson and last-minute shenanigans scarred an otherwise quiet 2nd Congressional District race.

Howell is Democratic choice in Senate race • Scott Howell instantly set himself apart at his party’s state convention Saturday by making his speech to fellow Democrats in front of the podium instead of behind it. Flanked by a lively contingent of supporters on the Calvin S. Rampton Salt Palace Convention stage, the U.S. Senate candidate pepped up the audience with a promise to bring his experience to bear — with their help — to defeat the GOP nominee come Nov. 6.

Love wins 4th District nomination over Wimmer, will face Matheson • Mia Love pulled a major upset on Saturday, winning the Republican Party nomination in Utah’s 4th Congressional District, advancing to face U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson in November.

Refugee numbers drop by hundreds in Utah, thousands nationwide • The number of refugees coming to America has sharply declined in the past two years, as security measures have increased for newcomers coming from some of the most turbulent parts of the world.

Richard Dutcher: Leaving his Mormon faith, staying with film • When Richard Dutcher wrote the screenplay for his dark drama "Falling" in 1999, he hadn’t started shooting his landmark LDS missionary film "God’s Army," and he was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When Dutcher finally filmed the movie in 2007 — around the same time he was filming "States of Grace," the quasi-sequel to "God’s Army" — he wasn’t a Mormon anymore.

Other news of interest

Marathon: Utahns Fritz Van de Kamp, Devra Vierkant win

Salt Lake PFLAG conference promotes unity, healing

Provo man may be responsible for more than 40 burglaries

Authorities arrest 2 men after Provo Canyon booby traps discovered

Mother, son charged in theft of grandmother’s meds

Former POWs reject Utah man’s claims

For disabled Utah professor, there’s no place like home

Blind sea lion coming to Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Last of family meat businesses operates in Holladay

Columns and opinions

Campaign money • Part 1: Amend Constitution

Campaign money • Part 2: Apply amendment to states

Shea: Corruption at the top of the Utah beehive

Lowry: Democrats hold line on producing a budget

Women’s rights? Out come knitting needles

Rolly • Utah legislators: Public too stupid to vote

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