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Make Your Week: Utah boy gives Hot Wheels to family who lost everything in California fire

Mary Dalrymple,  |  Posted Dec 17th - 11:15am

If you need a little extra boost of happiness to help you make it through this week and get you to Christmas, we've got a few stories for you.

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:38am

Twice as many high school students used nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in a large annual survey of teen smoking, drinking and drug use.

'Sesame Street' steps up to the biggest issues kids face

Kathryn A. Ostrofsky, CNN  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:45pm

When "Sesame Street" debuted in the late 1960s, Americans understood poverty to be one of the biggest challenges facing families, and public energy to fight poverty abounded in President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society initiatives and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign activism. The founders of the nonprofit production company Children's Television Workshop tapped into this energy and created "Sesame Street" with the intention that it could serve as a tool to fight poverty.

88-year-old mother reunites with daughter she thought had died at birth

Andrea Diaz, CNN  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:05pm

Since she was just a little girl, Connie Moultroup has had the same Christmas wish every year: to meet her biological mother. This week — after 69 long years — she finally did, all thanks to a DNA ancestry kit.

Hundreds of volunteers give haircuts, makeovers to refugee kids

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:30am

Sometimes a little service to get you in the Christmas spirit is as simple as a fresh coat of nail polish or a new haircut.

Couple holds wedding at Utah hospital before bride's mother dies

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Dec 5th - 5:14pm

A local couple had an impromptu wedding at Utah Valley Hospital a day before the bride's mother died.

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 5th - 9:40am

Brazilian doctors are reporting the world's first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.

Video: Sheriff's deputy helps deliver baby on the side of a rural southern Utah road

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Dec 4th - 10:23pm

A baby girl was born on the side of a rural road in southern Utah on Tuesday afternoon with the help of a sheriff's deputy.

Boy hits target, convinces town to scrap snowball fight ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 4th - 9:39pm

A 9-year-old boy has convinced the leaders of a small northern Colorado town to overturn a nearly century-old ban on snowball fights, and he already knows who his first target will be — his little brother.

Parents challenged by Fortnite craze, urged to set limits

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 4th - 8:40am

Inside the Johnson home, the sights and sounds of Fortnite are spotted much less than they were before.

'It feels warm and nice': West Valley kids get coats from firefighters

Spencer Burt, KSL  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 9:41pm

West Valley City firefighters brought 140 new coats to students at Hillsdale Elementary, a school where about 85 percent of kids are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Empty boxes top high-tech toys on doctor-recommended list

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 8:38am

Pediatricians say the best toys for tots are old-fashioned hands-on playthings that young children can enjoy with parents — things like blocks, puzzles — even throwaway cardboard boxes — that spark imagination and creativity.

Coach Kim: 6 ways to survive family holiday gatherings

Kim Giles, Contributor  |  Posted Dec 3rd - 7:01am

In this holiday edition of LIFEadvice, Coach Kim shares the secrets to not letting relatives offend you.

Couple pulled over for speeding; state trooper helps deliver baby

Christina Maxouris and Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted Nov 27th - 8:04pm

When Sgt. Brian Maynard pulled over Laura and Jimmy Baker, he was preparing to deliver a ticket. Instead, the state trooper summoned an EMS team, which delivered the couple's baby girl on the side of North Carolina's U.S. 64 highway.

Video shows Arizona fire started with gender reveal party

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 27th - 4:04pm

A video released by the U.S. Forest Service shows how a gender reveal event led to a costly wildfire in southern Arizona that forced about 200 people out of their homes.

How many kids have autism? US government measures 3 ways

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 26th - 9:32am

1 in 40 kids — doesn't necessarily mean the numbers are rising.

Half of Utahns 40 and older are or have been caregivers for a loved one, poll says

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 8:45pm

Nearly half of all Utah voters who are age 40 or older have experience as a caregiver for an adult family member or loved one, according to the findings of a newly released AARP poll.

Opinion: How to talk politics at your family holiday meal this year

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted Nov 21st - 8:39pm

Mealtime talk is always fraught this time of year. In this post-election climate, even the most innocent mention of politics or social issues could threaten to turn MawMaw's house into the thunder dome.

'Ralph' sequel packs a punch with strong female characters

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 8:00am

"Ralph Breaks the Internet" may star an arcade bad guy with powerful hammer-like fists, but the animated sequel is also packing a punch with strong female characters.

Prenatal exposure to air pollution linked to autism risk, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:00am

Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study finds. Pregnant women in Vancouver who were exposed to the highest level of environmental nitric oxide, an airborne, traffic-related pollutant, were more likely to give birth to children later diagnosed with autism, the researchers say.