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Weekend reads: New census findings, Obamacare, library movies

Published August 10, 2013 10:59 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Daily life can be hectic. Who has time to read all that interests us during the workweek?

No one. We know that, which is why we're introducing this feature to help remind you of interesting, in-depth Utah news stories you may have missed during the week.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a few weekend reads:

Fewer Utahns struggle with English • Only 14.9 percent of Utahns speak a language other than English at home, well below the national average of 20.9 percent. The findings may challenge stereotypes sometimes used in heated immigration debates about how hard new arrivals work to learn English.

Obamacare's breast-feeding boom a bust for some • Last year, the federal health reform law mandated coverage of breast-feeding supports and supplies, including counseling and all the collateral equipment, such as breast pumps, which can range in price from $150 to $1,400. Insurance companies, however, vary in their interpretation of the new rules. And questions over who may be paid for counseling, and which equipment should be covered, are sowing confusion for providers and patients.

Stream, download movies at Salt Lake libraries • Digital movies can now be checked out at Salt Lake County libraries. Here's how you do it.

The changing face of Salt Lake City's westside • Our neighborhood series continues with a look at Salt Lake City's so-called River District — which includes Glendale and Poplar Grove, as well as the neighborhoods of Fairpark and Rose Park. A landing pad for immigrants, this neighborhood is being shaped by its own cultural influences — with its own special flavor.

Now is the time to explore Utah's natural treasures • The Tribune's Brett Prettyman and KUED's Nancy Green join Trib Talk's Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the "Utah Bucket List" and describe what you may be missing if you're stuck on your couch.