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Young Idaho mother of 5 dies following cancer battle

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 10:31am

Jenny Bess, an “amazing friend, mother, wife and so much more,” died Saturday at her Ammon home surrounded by her husband and five young children.

China considers baby bonus for couples to have 2nd child

Justin Heifetz, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 9:32am

The Chinese government may consider giving families financial incentives to have a second child in a bid to reach higher birth rate targets.

Shops caught selling tobacco to minors may face increased fines

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:53am

A bill that would toughen penalties on smoke shops if they're caught selling tobacco to underage Utahns was given initial approval Friday.

Gail Miller says Our Schools Now 'won't let up' on getting more money for schools

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:53am

Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller said Thursday that she and other backers of the Our Schools Now ballot initiative to raise the state income tax rate to fund education are going to keep the pressure on lawmakers.

Mom carrying baby without brain to term — to donate the organs

Ali Larkin, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:45am

When Keri Young found out her unborn child didn't have a brain, she made an unthinkably selfless decision. She decided to carry Eva to term to donate the organs to other babies in need.

Sitcoms that influenced us and our parenting

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:10am

Ask anyone who grew up in the 1970s, '80s and '90s about their favorite sitcoms and they probably won't miss a beat, answering quickly and with tremendous passion about shows that influenced them in countless ways.

'More than worthy': Family receives Purple Heart their father earned as POW

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:03pm

Granting recognition their father never received in life, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, presented a family with the Purple Heart Army Staff Sgt. Royce Fuhriman earned as a prisoner in World War II and a survivor of the Bataan Death March.

Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:42am

A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package.

Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gap

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:52pm

Even infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies — and recording their attempts.

‘It’s everyone’s worst nightmare’: Provo singer who comforted others loses baby

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted   Feb 17th - 3:07pm

After releasing a touching song and hosting an event to comfort others that had experienced the loss of a child, a Provo singer lost her own baby one year later and found herself comforted by those she’d helped.

Autism may be predicted by infant brain changes, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 9:00am

It may be possible to predict whether an infant will go on to develop autism, researchers say.

New dads risk depression too, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 16th - 7:01am

Many men might describe expecting a baby as a joyous time in their life, but for some, a bundle of joy might be linked to a greater risk of depression.

St. George mom dresses up as a 'dad' for son's school activity

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Feb 15th - 9:40pm

To be a good parent, it's important to remember the little things, as those often mean more to your kids than the big things.

Utah family travels for year in trailer, plans to aid rescued child sex slaves

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Feb 14th - 10:49pm

No family’s story may be more winding and unexpected than that of Michael and Marisa Johnson, who traveled for one year, from coast to coast, with their four children, sharing the journey together in a fifth-wheel trailer.

Have You Seen This? Kids fail to teach Dad how to make a PB&J

Mary Dalrymple  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 1:15pm

Making a PB&J sandwich is much harder than you thought, as these kids learned in this hilarious and adorable "Exact Instructions Challenge" video.

6 ways to get your children to love the great outdoors

Arianne Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 11:38am

If you struggle getting your children to enjoy the great outdoors, you're not alone. To help you in your plight, we've brought you six ways to get your children to love the great outdoors which have been proven successful by Utah parents.

The new civics course in schools: How to avoid fake news

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 13th - 9:02am

Teachers from elementary school through college are telling students how to distinguish between factual and fictional news — and why they should care that there's a difference.

Over 24K people apply to be Utah couple's 'travel nanny'

Ray Boone  |  Posted   Feb 12th - 10:35pm

Instead of putting their lives on hold, a Riverton couple decided to share their love of travel with their three children — but they needed a nanny to help. When they posted a "help wanted" video online, the response was overwhelming.

Possibly 30% of Utah schools lack policies on bullying

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 9:00pm

Possibly 30 percent of Utah school districts and charter schools do not have policies on bullying and hazing, state officials told members of the Utah State Board of Education.

Surprise! Social media can help, not hurt, your college prospects

Kelly Wallace, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 10th - 10:31am

By now, the idea that some college admissions officers might check an applicant's social media accounts shouldn't sound too far-fetched. But what teens — and their parents — might not be aware of is how often college admissions officers say social media positively impacts an application.