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Did Utah’s failure to protect health data violate federal law?

13 April 2012
Technology • Medicaid breach also punches holes in consumers’ confidence that their info is safe. The hacking of a Utah server containing Medicaid data has exposed a weakness — and a double-standard — in how the state handles sensitive health…

JOIN SAM THE EAGLE AS WE COUNTDOWN TO TAX DAY 2012.

09 April 2012
Paying taxes is not just a civic duty. Taxes play a vital role in making Utah a great place to live and raise our families. Follow Sam’s journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahChildren and email your own ideas about why taxes…

Medicaid data breach far worse than reported

02 April 2012
Cyber invasion • Number of victims has risen to 181,604; some Social Security numbers compromised. A huge proportion of the state’s Medicaid clients — two-thirds of them children — are victims of hackers who broke into an inadequately protected computer…

JOIN SAM THE EAGLE AS WE COUNTDOWN TO TAX DAY 2012.

03 April 2012
Paying taxes is not just a civic duty. Taxes play a vital role in making Utah a great place to live and raise our families. Follow Sam’s journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahChildren and email your own ideas about why taxes…

Painting a Picture of Poverty in Utah: By the Numbers

01 April 2012
  In Utah, a picture of poverty is about to get painted. The state legislature has unanimously passed a bill that will provide data on the extent of, and the demographics attached to, intergenerational poverty in the state. While Utah…

JOIN SAM THE EAGLE AS WE COUNTDOWN TO TAX DAY 2012.

02 April 2012
Paying taxes is not just a civic duty. Taxes play a vital role in making Utah a great place to live and raise our families. Follow Sam’s journey on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UtahChildren and email your own ideas about why taxes…

Health care debate has Utah Medicaid recipients worried

29 March 2012
SALT LAKE CITY — In the final day of debate in the Supreme Court case over the Affordable Care Act, much of the argument centered on the future of Medicaid. And that has the attention of the more than a…

Picking a preschool that fits your child’s needs - Early education • Experts offer tips on finding the right program for your child.

20 March 2012
Want your toddler to study modern dance? There’s a preschool for that. How about learn Spanish, or celebrate the Jewish High Holy days? There are preschools for those, too. Utah parents have a dizzying array of options for early childhood…

Advocates urge better data collection on after-school programs

02 March 2012
Data • Existing information isn’t enough to measure how the programs affect student success. Spending on after-school programs in Utah neared $11 million in 2008. But it’s difficult to measure how those programs impacted student success, according to a new…

Analysis: More Utah children live in areas of poverty, Study • 27,000 Utah children now living in such areas.

24 February 2012
Utah is among states with relatively few children living in areas where poverty is prevalent. That’s the good news. The bad news, according to a newly released study, is that the number of Utah children residing in poor neighborhoods increased…