SALT LAKE CITY — Here are five stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click the link to read the full story.
Faith, doctrine and how questions are raised by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are all part of a mainstream and social media conversation that culminated in vigils in Salt Lake City and Virginia Sunday.
The vigils were in support of a woman facing a church disciplinary council for actions related to seeking the ordination of women to the faith's priesthood, and was timed to take place while the council was in session.
Kate Kelly, who describes herself as a faithful, believing member of the faith, is refusing counsel from her local priesthood leaders to cease her now one- year effort to recruit support and followers to her effort to Ordain Women, the name given to her movement and website.
Utah residents will have a chance to weigh in on whether they want their state to become the third in the nation to opt out of daylight saving time.
State officials announced Friday that a public forum will be held July 10 at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City to debate whether the state should drop the practice of adjusting its clocks each spring and fall.
It also will be the subject of a rural summit in Cedar City in August.
A University of Utah study indicates that some highly paid executives may actually decrease the value of their firms through poor operation strategies.
Research from the U.’s David Eccles School of Business found that CEOs who receive higher incentive pay often lead their companies to decreased financial performance.
The study found that the highest paid CEOs earn significantly lower stock returns for up to three years. Additionally, CEOs with an average compensation of more than $20 million were associated with an average yearly loss of $1.4 billion for their firms.
One man died after a glider-style aircraft crashed at Cedar Valley Airport on Sunday afternoon.
According to Sgt. Cole Christensen of the Utah County Sheriff's Office, police received a report that an aircraft crashed at approximately 2:20 p.m. Christensen described the aircraft as "a glider-type airplane. It looks like an airplane without the motor on it."
The pilot of the aircraft, Jeff Knell, 60, of Salt Lake City, died before police arrived on scene, though it was unclear if the pilot died on impact. Christensen said the pilot was an experienced flyer who was known at the airport.
The Utah Attorney General's Office announced Saturday that it has opened an investigation into the recently renegotiated joint operating agreement between the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News.
"I believe in the value of diverse editorial viewpoints and independent news- gathering for an informed citizenry, and I asked our antitrust lawyers to investigate the circumstances surrounding the change to the Joint Operating Agreement," Attorney General Sean Reyes said in a news release issued Saturday.
The release from the Attorney General's Office clarified that an investigation does not indicate wrongdoing and is simply a tool that can validate proper conduct or highlight poor conduct.