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9 Must-Do Family-Friendly Hikes in Utah

Utah.com  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:00pm

Need a family friendly hike to take your kids on? Now you've got options.

5 chemistry activities you can do at home

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:59pm

You don't need a lab to learn about chemistry. These simple and inexpensive activities will teach basic chemistry principles from your own kitchen.

Utah-based aid group helps Nepalese mothers

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:33pm

Tents are needed for birthing centers in Nepal. Women are giving birth on the ground and in streets because medical facilities have been knocked to the ground after an earthquake earlier this year.

Report: Poor roads costing some Utah drivers $600 yearly

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:05pm

More than a quarter of the nation's major urban roadways, highways and streets that are the main routes for commuters and commerce are in poor condition, according to a new study.

Utah teens make duct tape prom attire, earn scholarship money

Sam Penrod  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:48pm

The perfect dress for prom, as any high school junior and her mom will tell you, is very hard to find. But an American Fork teen and her date went to the prom in style with their attire made entirely of duct tape.

Police fatally shoot Logan man during standoff

Pat Reavy and Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:38pm

Police say a suicidal man who fired at officers was shot and killed by Logan police Wednesday night.

Police seek SLC bank robber

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:34pm

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a bank Thursday morning.

Wanted Layton man dies in New Mexico plane crash

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:29pm

A Layton man wanted for missing a court date has been found dead in a small plane crash in New Mexico.

Amid Confederate flag scrutiny, Utah reconsiders canyon name

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:18pm

The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter.

Drought has greater impact on regrowth of trees, study finds

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:47pm

A global examination of drought and its impacts on the growth of forests found that it is taking longer for the trees to recover than researchers had thought. That finding has implications for forest health, fire vulnerability and carbon storage.

14-year-old rams police car, flees, officers say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:26pm

A 16-year-old was arrested and police were looking for a 14-year-old driver and one other person who apparently rammed a West Valley police officer's patrol car early Thursday.

Police body cam captures 100 mph chase with fleeing felon

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:19pm

A West Jordan man with an extensive criminal history was arrested Wednesday after allegedly hitting a Unified police officer with his car while trying to flee from police.

Gun silencer sales are soaring

Aaron Smith, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:13pm

A Utah-based company has nearly doubled its workforce in the past year to 215 employees, adding more machinery as it tries to work through a backlog of orders.

Experience a skeleton-cam with Park City man

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:55pm

Park City resident Nathan Ikon Crumpton is an accomplished nature photographer, but his true passion is skeleton, and he hopes to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

IRS to Sen. Mike Lee: We won't target churches over gay marriage

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:31pm

The IRS promised not to strip religious institutions of their tax-exempt status based on their belief in traditional marriage under questioning from Sen. Mike Lee in a Senate committee hearing.

3 most common questions on solar tax credits in Utah

KSL Local  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 2:00pm

Answering three of the most common questions about solar tax credits

Orem blogger creates Harry Potter-themed event for local charity

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:38pm

After watching an Imagine Dragons' music video and learning about a local charity, an Orem woman felt inspired to help and is putting on a Harry Potter-themed event to raise money for the foundation.

Personal experiences inspire team to create simple online immigration application

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:50pm

A local man's frustration with his new bride's complicated U.S. immigration paperwork led him to create a new online platform designed to help others in similar situations.

Provo band National Parks releasing new album Aug. 4

Brock Allen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 12:45pm

Provo band The National Parks is looking to change its rootsy folk sound to a more indie pop one on its new album, "Until I Live," set to release on Aug. 4.

Climbing expert shares 10 tips for safe climbing

Spencer Ricks, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:29am

Rock climbing has been gaining popularity over the last several years, but many climbers make mistakes that can mean the difference between life and death, climbing experts say. What can you do to stay safe while climbing?