In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories.
Julianne Hough says “I do” to NHL Star
Julianne Hough, a dancer and judge on “Dancing with the Stars,” married NHL Star Brooks Laich nearby Coeur d’Alene, Idaho reported People. Julianne Hough trained at Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah before her dancing days on ABC.
Motorcycle ride in Park City raises funds and supports fallen law enforcement officers
The Utah 1033 Foundation hosted a memorial motorcycle ride from Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge to Park City, reported the Deseret News. The funds from the annual ride will go to scholarships for children of law enforcement officers and support the families of fallen officers.
On set of the new Book of Mormon videos, starting with Lehi’s family
The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints has launched a five-year project capturing Book of Mormon stories on film, beginning with the story of Lehi’s family. The actors portraying Lehi’s sons Laman, Lemuel, Sam and Nephi bring meaning to the characters and scriptural story. Read the full story and watch the video here.
Where are they now: JP Gibson, 5-year-old guard of Utah Jazz
In 2014, the Utah Jazz signed a one-day contract with JP Gibson, a 5-year-old cancer fighter from Layton, Utah. Today, JP’s acute lymphoblastic leukemia is in remission, and he attends checkups every four months The Deseret News reported this weekend. JP is still an avid Utah Jazz fan and attends games in the Las Vegas competitions.
72 percent of Utahns would be uninsured under Senate’s new Republican heath care bill
The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the Urban Institute released a study finding that under the Senate’s newly proposed healthcare plan or Better Care Reconciliation Act, 72 percent of Utahns would be uninsured in comparison to the Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). Under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, people with preexisting medical conditions would have a more difficult time acquiring heath insurance.