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Remembering 2012: Utah's top stories of the year

Published: Sunday, Dec. 30 2012 1:27 p.m. MST

Laura Seitz, Deseret News
The year began and ended with Utahns lining the streets of Ogden, first in remembrance of police officer Jared Francom, killed in a shootout that injured five other officers, and concluding in December in solemn memory of 6-year-old Emilie Parker, a member of an Ogden family relocated to Newtown, Conn., site of the shooting that killed Emilie and 19 of her classmates.

The loss of children, Charlie and Braden Powell, Emilie Parker and Sierra Newbold, were among the horrible tragedies that marked the year. But even in that loss there were signs of great humanity and gathering as Utah — and a nation — came together in support of families suffering loss. Here then is our list, selected by editors, of the most notable and impactful Utah stories of 2012.
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