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U.S. Army Spc. Chase S. Marta, 24, was one of three soldiers killed in Ghazni province when his unit was hit by an improvised explosive device. Wednesday, May 9, 2012.Read more: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/ci
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Video vignettes of the return of U.S. Army Spc. Chase Marta, from Beale Air Force Base to Yuba City. Marta, a 2006 Yuba City High School graduate, was one of three soldiers killed May 7 in Ghazni province from an improvised explosive device.
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A funeral procession for a Yuba City soldier killed in Afghanistan was the most important Appeal-Democrat story of 2012, according to survey results.
Readers were polled online from a list of 20 stories and chose the May procession for Army Spc. Chase Marta as the top story followed by the November car accident death of Kayla Lizama-Pierson and the Big 5 hostage situation in August. Write-in suggestions included the slaying of Anthony Valentino Gonzalez, Yuba College basketball in the state championships and Sutter High's football team in the CIF Northern Regional Division III championship game.
As for the least important story covered by the Appeal-Democrat in 2012, readers chose the local discussion of medical marijuana. The expansion of Rideout Regional Medical Center and the approval of bonds for Yuba College were picked as the second and third least important stories of the year.
More than 43 percent of respondents were aged 31-50, more than 25 percent were aged 50-65 and 24 percent were aged 19-30.