Remembering 2012: Utah's top stories of the year

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

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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Memorials for Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Emilie Parker, whose family relocated during the year from Ogden to Newtown, Conn., site of the shootings that killed 6-year-old Emilie, 19 other classmates and six educators, brought this national tragedy home to Utah. The shootings have recast the national debate on gun control heading into 2013 and have brought new attention to finding help for those who are mentally ill or who care for the mentally ill.

>> Helen Thompson leaves a message on a sign in Ogden for 6-year-old Emilie Parker, who was one of 20 children killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
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