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Local philanthropist plans Iraqi healthcare unit for women

Ainsley Layland, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:01am

Amidst unrest in the Middle East, Barbara Barrington Jones, a local Utah philanthropist, plans to make a difference in the lives of women in Iraq by building a healthcare unit.

Women share stories on motherhood, find camaraderie at annual local show

Kate Rose Lee, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 9:01am

Whether our experiences with motherhood were good, bad, hilarious, or tragic. LTYM is an opportunity for people to stand up on stage and bravely share those stories with their communities.

Earn a free pretzel with a kind Tweet

Sean Stoker, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 26th - 7:02am

Pretzelmaker is offering customers a free pretzel in exchange for a kind tweet on National Pretzel Day.

Missouri boy sells lemonade to help pay for his adoption

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 9:01am

A third-grader in Missouri has been selling lemonade to help pay for his adoption.

Toddler who nearly drowned in cooler makes amazing recovery

Nicole Vowell  |  Posted  Apr 25th - 8:45am

A toddler who nearly drowned just over a week ago is back home, happy and healthy, in what family members say is nothing less than a miracle.

'There's good people left in this world': Police sergeant donates bike to teen

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Apr 24th - 9:03am

The flyers told the story. Anne Hilton posted them all over West Jordan, hoping to prove to her son that good people still exist.

Dixie State rugby rallies around teammate critically injured in longboarding accident

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 6:34pm

Dixie State rugby player Jonah Tuttle has poured everything into the sport he loves — even if he has been a bit accident-prone during a standout career with the Red Storm and at Snow Canyon High School.

Local CEO hopes to hire refugees for her quilting company

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 3:41pm

The CEO of a local and unique quilting company wants to help refugees by hiring them to make quilts.

USU alum races 159 miles across Sahara Desert for cancer reseach

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 21st - 9:01am

A Utah State University alumni recently helped support the Huntsman Cancer Institute by completing a rigorous race through the Sahara Desert.

Girls pay tribute to late best friend by wearing her prom dress

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 8:38am

When you’re in high school, selecting a prom dress can feel like one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. But for one group of friends, the blue dress they’ll wear symbolizes much more than just an iconic teenage experience.

Video: Woman shocked when dad surprises her from Middle East for dance

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 19th - 2:32pm

As her young daughters were preparing to go to their daddy-daughter dance, Melanie Henderson was unprepared for a welcome surprise.

Idaho teen's touching prom proposal goes viral

Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  Apr 19th - 10:00am

A touching video has been watched by thousands across east Idaho. It shows a star baseball player from Hillcrest High School asking his friend with special needs to prom.

Young mom of 5 turns to faith while bravely battling terminal cancer

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  Apr 18th - 10:32am

Life as Jenny and John Bess knew it drastically changed on a cool autumn day last September. Jenny, who had delivered their fifth child in June, was experiencing some unusual postpartum bleeding so her doctor suggested she undergo a colonoscopy.

Make Your Week: 2 stories to brighten your day

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 18th - 9:21am

If rainy days and Mondays always get you down, you've come to the right place for a pick-me-up.

Woman runs race in memory of mother who died from cancer

Emily Sorensen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 4:25pm

Jacqueline Waldron, a runner of BYU's Rex Lee Run for a Cure, ran for her mom who passed away 11 years ago due to cancer. The Rex Lee Run is an annual event to honor past and present cancer fighters to raise money for cancer research students.

Have You Seen This? Gamer plays Xbox with father who passed away

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Apr 14th - 1:47pm

YouTube user and gamer 00WARTHERAPY00 responded on a video about a unique experience he had playing Xbox after his father died, and the post gained traction. Since then, John Wikstrom made a video copying the text word for word.

Woman with birth challenges helps run free postpartum support group

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 14th - 9:19am

Giving birth has been no picnic for Alicia Glascock, but the mother of three is now helping others through their struggles by helping run a free postpartum support group.

Clearfield teen, mom diagnosed with cancer within months of each other

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 12th - 7:02pm

Shortly after his mom was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer, 16-year-old Joshua Jones was diagnosed with a brain tumor for the second time in his short life.

Make Your Week: 3 stories to make Monday better

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Apr 11th - 9:02am

If your Monday is anything like mine, you didn't make it to the gym this morning and you thought you might miss your ride to work.

Snapchat helps bring missing Virginia dog home

Melissa Hipolit, CNN  |  Posted  Apr 7th - 9:01am

A Henrico County family received a big surprise on their front door Tuesday, when Henrico police returned their dog, Lulu, who went missing from their backyard on April 1. It turns out the social media app, Snapchat played a key role in finding the dog.