Uninsured woman’s story, Central American package garner honors

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Nicky Stauffer at her Hooper, Utah, home. By Tim Vandenack

OGDEN — A story and a package I wrote for the Standard-Examiner garnered recognition.

That’s always nice.

In the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Top of the Rockies contest, a story I did on an uninsured mother of two with breast cancer searching frantically for care garnered second place in the health reporting category. Her husband had called me, describing their plight seeking health care, worried they wouldn’t be able to find help for her. Pretty wrenching situation:

A package of stories I did on Central American immigrants in northern Utah also garnered recognition. Photographer Ben Zack and I received second-place honors in the general reporting, series or package, category. I particularly enjoyed digging into these stories, finding the Central Americans living in the area:

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