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5 Things Utahns Should Know About Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, May 21, marks the halfway point between the end of the 2015 Legislative Session and the self-imposed deadline of July 31 for Utah lawmakers to find a sustainable solution for the state’s healthcare coverage gap. The following are a few things Utahns should know about expanding Medicaid. As part of the Affordable Care Act, the federal government will finance Medicaid in Utah for the first year of expansion. After that, the federal share will drop incrementally from 100 percent to 90...
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Folks in southeastern Nevada and southwest Utah kicked off the Memorial Day weekend with a bang—or, rather a shake.  A 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the area today. The quake was felt throughout the region, including in St. George.

The quake occurred Friday afternoon, at 12:47 mountain time.  The seismic center at the University of Utah placed the epicenter of the quake about 24 miles south, southwest of Caliente, Nevada, and about 60 miles west of St. George. 

The quake is said to be the largest to have an epicenter on land so far this year in the contiguous U.S. / Matt Del Grosso Facebook Profile

A 23-year-old man died Thursday afternoon after suffering a severe head injury while rock climbing with two other individuals near Big Cave in Green Canyon. He was identified late Friday morning as Matthew Del Grosso, a Utah State University student from Maryland.

Del Grosso’s body was recovered by the Search and Rescue high angle team by 5:30 p.m. Thursday. According to Chief Deputy Matt Bilodeau, Cache County Search and Rescue crews initially had to postpone the recovery operation due to severe weather.

The Late Rembrandt show that closed this past weekend at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the first exhibition ever to focus on the adventurous and experimental painting of the last 18 years of Rembrandt's life.

Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET

Robert Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America, tells NPR his organization will have a decision on its ban on gay adults no later than October. His comments come a day after he told the Boy Scouts that a ban on gay adults was "unsustainable."

The Clinton Foundation on Thursday night disclosed that it earned $12 million to $26 million for speeches given by Hillary, Bill and Chelsea Clinton. The speeches given by Hillary herself were largely at two types of organizations — universities and financial institutions — and have already created headaches for the candidate in the lead-up to the 2016 race.

What's On Your Road Trip Playlist?

May 22, 2015

Just in time for Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, we present the All Things Considered road trip playlist.

We asked on social media for the songs listeners must hear on a long summer drive, and we received hundreds of suggestions. You can listen to some of them here via our Spotify playlist.

It looks like dogs might well have been man's (and woman's) best friend for a lot longer than once thought.

The long-held conventional wisdom is that canis lupus familiaris split from wolves 11,000 to 16,000 years ago and that the divergence was helped along by Stone Age humans who wanted a fellow hunter, a sentry and a companion.

Now, DNA evidence suggests that the split between dogs and their wild ancestors occurred closer to 30,000 years ago.

Updated at 3:40 p.m. ET

Emails released Friday by the State Department appear to confirm Hillary Clinton's assertion that she received no classified information on her personal email account while she served as secretary of state. Still, some of the emails were classified at the FBI's request after the fact — something the White House says is not uncommon.

W. W. Norton & Co.

Welcome to Access Utah.  The new book "Pig Tales: An Omnivore's Quest for Sustainable Meat" will make you think twice about eating bacon.  Author Barry Estabrook investigates the pork industry from the big factory farms to the small heritage pig farms, where pigs are raised on pastures instead of slaughterhouses. He reveals the intelligence of pigs through stories about pigs using computers and he writes about their emotional side as well.  

Sheri Quinn talks to Estabrook today on the program about the investigation into pig farming. Then on "Science Questions" a feature story from member station KUOW, in Seattle, presents a tale about the first tree on the moon. 

If you're in the hospital or a nursing home, the last thing you want to be dealing with is bedbugs. But exterminators saying they're getting more and more calls for bedbug infestations in nursing homes, hospitals and doctor's offices.