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Hill Air Force Base welcomes teen for wish-fulfilling day

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 7:23am

A Utah teenager was given the chance of a lifetime Tuesday through Make-A-Wish Utah to become an "airman" at Hill Air Force Base.

Netflix to launch all girl superhero animation series from Africa

Aisha Salaudeen, CNN  |  Posted Apr 20th - 5:30pm

As part of its growing acquisition of content from Africa, Netflix has announced its first original African animated series - Mama K's Team 4.

Salt Lake City donates $100K from tax initiative to fund school-based homelessness program

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:51am

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Tuesday a donation of $105,808 from the city’s Funding Our Future sales-tax initiative.

Ivanka Trump promotes women's empowerment in Ethiopia

Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 14th - 2:41pm

Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women.

New skating program in Kearns teaches students to get active

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 14th - 11:19am

A program called Healthy Kearns Initiative is getting elementary students to be more active by inviting them to learn to skate at the Utah Olympic Oval.

Tour for Life bus makes a stop to help Utah Animal Adoption Center

Emily Ashcraft, KSL  |  Posted Apr 14th - 9:59am

The North Shore Animal League America made a stop at the Utah Animal Adoption Center in Salt Lake City as part of its Tour for Life.

19-year-old from Mexico is 'living the dream' at Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake CIty

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Apr 11th - 4:39pm

Edgar Perez was named honorary mayor of the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The 19-year-old has lived there for nearly a year while accessing medical care in the area. He is happy and helpful and often called the mayor there.

Salt Lake program aims to teach restaurant skills to those experiencing homelessness

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Apr 10th - 7:22am

A group of noteworthy Salt Lake community leaders joined a crowd of at least 60 people Tuesday at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Catholic Community Services of Utah new homeless training program.

Viral #trashtag challenge encouraging 'bored' teens to clean up the planet

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 9th - 7:33pm

In the wake of several disturbing social media challenges targeting young people, a new viral challenge is inspiring thousands of people to clean up social media by cleaning up the earth.

Blind Utah students experience interactive art exhibit 'dreamscapes' in Salt Lake City

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Apr 8th - 7:00pm

A group of 30 blind or visually impaired elementary students visited "dreamscapes," an immersive art experience in Salt Lake City, and one fourth-grade student said she loved being able to feel and touch the art.

Prosecutor plans diversion program for low-level suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 7th - 3:41pm

The new top prosecutor in Utah's second-largest county is planning a program to get low-level suspects into drug treatment or community service without ever filing criminal charges against them.

Utah PE teacher helps blind student play basketball

Ashley Moser, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:01am

Coach Kathy Howa, new to Providence Hall High School in Herriman, said her biggest challenge was helping a visually impaired student get involved in playing basketball.

'I don’t want anyone to suffer ever': Utah woman donates kidney to complete stranger

Aley Davis, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 4th - 7:33pm

This week kicks off Transplant Awareness Month. Finding an organ donor with the right match isn't always easy, but there is a growing need, especially in Utah.

2 Utahns go viral after Special Olympics interview with 'Humans of New York' creator

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 3rd - 6:28pm

While controversy swelled on Capitol Hill around continued funding for the Special Olympics, Utahns Katie Hut and Natalie Green went viral after an interview on the other side of the world.

Viral video shows teens teaching 5-year-old birthday boy with autism to skateboard

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:47pm

A group of New Jersey teens are being hailed as heroes by the mother of a little boy with autism after they approached her son at a skate park on his birthday and took him under their wing.

Layton man born without limbs on a mission to prove what disability truly means

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 31st - 10:03pm

Once you meet Gabe Adams, you certainly won't forget him. But the Layton man says it's his message of unity and understanding he hopes endures.

Angel? Hero? Utahn says donating kidney to stranger was no big deal

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 31st - 9:16am

Matthew Thompson chose to donate his kidney to a total stranger, Mitchell Salas. The two are no longer strangers after they got to know each other in an emotional meeting Friday morning.

Eagle Mountain students make blankets for families of fallen first responders

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 30th - 6:34pm

It’s unusual to hear the stitches of a sewing machine in an elementary classroom, but a project taken up by Eagle Mountain students provided them a chance to comfort families of fallen first responders in Utah.

7-year-old girl who died of cancer wants her toys, clothes to go to another girl in need

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted Mar 29th - 8:50am

Before 7-year-old Karmyn Puzey died, she told her mom all of her rainbows and unicorns could make another girl in need happy.

Have You Seen This? Former conjoined Utah twins inspire others thanks to vlogging

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 28th - 3:00pm

There are some stories that make you realize that the ability to overcome great odds isn’t just for a chosen few, it’s in all of us. We just needed to be given an example of how it's done. This is one of those stories courtesy of two Utah twins.