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    PNS Weekend Update - April 30, 20160 


    We’re covering a wide variety of topics on this weekend’s rundown, including: several U.S. military members are being punished over a deadly airstrike; some human rights groups are holding an anti-hate rally; this weekend, it’s time to celebrate Healthy Kids Day.

Public News Service - Utah

A new study shows increasing rents and relatively flat incomes put many Utah renters a single financial emergency away from eviction. (jitalia17/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Rapidly rising rents and relatively flat incomes are putting the squeeze on many Utah renters, especially those with moderate or low incomes. A new study from a University of Utah think tank says a flood of new apartment units is driving up those costs, and putting many renters ju...Read More

Public News Service - UT

An Annie E. Casey Foundation report says 44,000 Utah children, and 5.1 million nationally, are separated from a parent in childhood due to the adult's incarceration. (AndrejsZendega/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - More than 5 million children across the nation, including 44,000 in Utah, experience separation from a parent due to incarceration. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation recommends a number of proposals state and local policymakers could adopt to improve the health and wel...Read More

Public News Service - UT

The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition in Utah is calling on the Obama administration to designate the region as a national monument. (TimPeterson/Bears Ears Coalition)

MONTICELLO, Utah – A coalition of Native American tribes is calling on the Obama administration to designate the Bears Ears region of southern Utah as a national monument. The Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition is seeking to protect the area, which the coalition says has significant cultural ...Read More

Public News Service - UT

The state of Utah has declared pornography a

SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary Herbert declared pornography a public health crisis and signed a state Senate resolution that calls for education, prevention, research and policy changes to combat the effects of pornography, but makes no specific proposals. However, civil libertarians say it will be...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Latinas in Utah make only 47 cents for each dollar men earn, according to a study pointing out the wage gap across the United States. The national average for women is 79 cents on the dollar. (DougBerry/iStock)

JSALT LAKE CITY - As millions across the country noted Equal Pay Day this week, women in Utah found very little to celebrate. The pay gap between women and men in Utah is the second widest in the country, at 33 cents on the dollar, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families. Rache...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Consumer Reports says Utah ranks among the worst of the 50 states when it comes to finding information online about state medical board decisions about your doctor. (iStock)

SALT LAKE CITY – Finding out if your doctor has ever been disciplined by a state medical board can be a daunting task under the best of circumstances, and some states make it even tougher. According to Consumer Reports, Utah is rated one of the most difficult states for finding out if your d...Read More

Public News Service - UT

The Arches National Park is part of Utah's 30 million acres of public lands available for recreation. (zrfphoto/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Non-motorized or "quiet" recreation on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management adds $2.8 billion to the U.S. economy and supports almost 25,000 jobs, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Kristin Lee, project director for the independent firm ECONo...Read More

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With the income-tax filing deadline just a few weeks away, help is available for Utah residents through the AARP Foundationís Tax-Aide Program. (alfexe/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - The federal income tax filing deadline is just three weeks away, and if you're getting nervous about filing your tax return, help is on the way. The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide Program offers free assistance in preparing tax returns and it isn't just for seniors. Laura Polacheck,...Read More

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