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Make Your Week: There is still good in the world

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 9:44am

It's hard to get out of bed on a Monday and even harder to go to work. KSL.com strives to make your Monday better by sharing inspiring stories from our readers.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Xoel Cardenas and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 7:30am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1-year-old Riverton boy left in car for hours, expected to survive

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:21pm

A 1-year-old boy has been upgraded from critical condition and is expected to survive after police say he was left in a hot car for more than two hours on Sunday.

Boy dies, woman critically injured in Ogden fire

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:19pm

A 4-year-old boy is dead and his 28-year-old mother is in critical condition after a fire was accidentally started by the boy as he was playing with a butane torch at a home early Sunday morning, police and fire officials said.

4 Utah public health clinics to expand dental services with new federal funds

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 10:00pm

Utah Partners for Health planned on offering dental care at its Midvale clinic, but with a new federal grant of $350,000, it is happening much sooner than expected. Three other clinics in Utah will also expand oral health care to patients in need.

Battle continues against southern Utah Saddle Fire; Box Elder blaze under control

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:35pm

Crews in southern Utah continued efforts Sunday to defend the town of Pine Valley against the growing Saddle Fire, while full containment was reported at a smaller blaze in Box Elder County.

State administrative services department boss retires

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:33pm

Kim Hood, executive director of the Utah Department of Administrative Services, is retiring July 1 after 18 years in state government.

45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

Abby Hobbs, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:08pm

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch spots for kids from low-income families.

Millcreek set to narrow candidates for its first city leaders

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:31pm

Nine passionate Millcreek residents are competing to become their brand new city's first mayor, but only two will survive past Tuesday's primary.

Utah GOP brings up father's bank scandal in son's race

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 7:00pm

Democratic congressional candidate Doug Owens is criticizing a Utah Republican Party email highlighting the involvement of his father, the late Rep. Wayne Owens, in the 1992 U.S. House bank scandal.

Chaffetz: I'm going to be 'kid in a candy store' as Oversight chairman with a President Trump

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 6:25pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday that if he's re-elected to Congress, his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee would be just as tough on a President Donald Trump as it would be on a President Hillary Clinton.

Twin sisters build robotic prosthetic arm for national competition

Ashley Stilson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:44am

Twin 14-year-old sisters built a robotic prosthetic arm for the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition held at Weber State University this week. Jasmine and Karina Rubalcava built the prosthetic using light sensors.

Judge to decide in 3 months whether uncle, niece will face murder trial

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 11:07am

A decision on whether an uncle and niece will stand trial on charges stemming from a 2004 killing won't be made until September.

Healthcare with resort-like amentities coming to Utah

Mike Stapley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 9:06am

The Healthcare Resort offers post-operative and rehab care in a setting that looks and feels more like a mountain lodge.

Will 'Brexit' vote help Trump in Utah?

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 8:34am

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said during a brief congressional trip to London last week that the level of support for the referendum on Britain's exit from the European Union was palpable.

'Warriors Over the Wasatch' on track to exceed 600K attendance

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:34pm

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events.

Crews continue to battle 'inaccessible' Saddle Fire

Abby Hobbs, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:32pm

The lightning-caused Saddle Fire has been raging for nearly two weeks, and fire officials say its inaccessibility has kept it at only 5 percent containment.

Zions Bank employees serve communities through Paint-a-Thon

Ashley Stilson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:25pm

Zions Bank employees are painting 44 homes in Utah and Idaho this week during the bank's annual Paint-a-Thon service project. Each of the homes to be painted belongs to low-income residents who are older than 65, veterans or have disabilities.

31-year-old man drowns at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman

Abby Hobbs, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:19pm

A 31-year-old man drowned Saturday afternoon at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman, police said.

Census shows Utah is young, growing more diverse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 10:00pm

Census data shows Utah's population is young and growing more diverse.