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    PNS Weekend Update - April 18, 20150 


    In focus on our weekend rundown: tough questioning in New Orleans as the Justice Department tries to get President Obama’s deferred action on deportation plan unstuck; West Coast sardine fisheries are closing early—we’ll let you know why; and we’ll introduce you to a high school senior being honored this weekend for beating the odds.

Public News Service - Utah

PHOTO: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments tomorrow in a challenge to President Obama's executive actions that can help some undocumented immigrants in Utah and elsewhere remain in the U.S. temporarily. Photo courtesy of whitehouse.gov

SALT LAKE CITY - The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments tomorrow in the multi-state legal challenge, which includes Utah, over President Obama's programs that could allow several million undocumented immigrants to remain in the U.S. temporarily. John Mejia, legal directo...Read More

Public News Service - UT

GRAPHIC: The average federal income tax bill for a Utah resident is $10,454, and a new report breaks down the ways the government is spending those dollars. Graphic credit: U.S. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick.

SALT LAKE CITY - It's Tax Day today. Income taxes are likely top-of-mind for many Utahns, and a new analysis examines exactly where federal income tax dollars are going. Lindsay Koshgarian is research director with the nonpartisan National Priorities Project, which tracks tax money and how it's s...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: One in seven Utah residents lives with hunger, despite the nation's economy recovering, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Photo credit: Federal Emergency Management Agency.

PROVO, Utah – Despite the economic recovery, one in seven people – or 15 percent of Utahns – live with hunger on an ongoing basis, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. Myla Dutton is executive director of he Community Action Services and Food Bank in...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Utah has fewer bridges in need of major repair or upgrading than most other states in the union, according to a new report. Photo credit: Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has some bragging rights when it comes to its bridges. John Gleason, public information officer with the state Department of Transportation, says a report from American Road and Transportation Builders Association shows about three-percent of Utah's approximately 3,000 public b...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Reporting suspected child abuse and raising awareness of services available to help victims of abuse is the goal of a campaign underway in Utah and around the U.S. throughout the month of April. Photo courtesy of Prevent Child Abuse Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY - Raising awareness about the services available to help rescue victims of child abuse in Utah and around the nation is the goal of a national campaign underway this month. Carrie Jensen, associate director of Prevent Child Abuse Utah, says National Child Abuse Prevention Month encou...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: Utah ranks 39th in the nation in a new report measuring how many online job postings in each state require college degrees. Photo credit: Utah Department of Transportation.

SALT LAKE CITY - Having a college education may be more important than ever before for job-seekers in Utah and around the U.S. A new report from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce shows that 41 percent of the online job postings in Utah are for positions that require at l...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: On Friday, President Barack Obama will visit Utah for the first time since being elected to the nation's highest office. Photo credit: U.S. Defense Department.

SALT LAKE CITY – State Sen. Jim Dabakis is among those saying President Barack Obama's first visit to Utah as president on Friday is overdue. Dabakis has lobbied Obama to visit the state through a petition on Facebook, and sponsored Senate Resolution 3, which invites the First Family to visi...Read More

Public News Service - UT

PHOTO: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has kicked off its new Tips From Former Smokers campaign which addresses the health risks of smoking and the myths of e-cigarettes. Photo credit: Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

SALT LAKE CITY - People in Utah and around the U.S. are being reminded of the health risks of smoking and also myths about e-cigarettes in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's new Tips From Former Smokers campaign. CDC Senior Medical Officer Dr. Tim McAfee says vaping, the use of e-ciga...Read More

Public News Service - UT

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