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Little boy decides to use his birthday money to give his teacher a 'pay raise'

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN  |  Posted Nov 6th - 3:50pm

Nine-year-old boys usually spend their birthday money on toys or video games, but one Florida boy decided to do something different.

Utah man finds healing after returning to site of Brussels terror bombings 3 years later

Sam Penrod, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 4th - 6:30pm

A man who was severely injured by the terrorist bombings in Brussels in 2016 found healing after he returned to the site three years later.

Make Your Week: Kindness matters, whether you're helping 2 or 200 people

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 3rd - 7:34pm

Whether it's helping two people get over their nerves before a big race or working with two hundred people to make them feel heard, these kids know the impact of putting others first.

Hip-hop crews battle to fight kids’ hunger in Salt Lake City

Art Raymond, KSL  |  Posted Nov 2nd - 7:25pm

Some 500 hip-hop dancers from around the state, and more far-flung regions, gathered to battle each other and join in the fight against childhood hunger.

Donated vest protects Cedar City police K-9 while he protects others

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 30th - 8:14pm

Police K-9 Max will now be protected as he performs his daily duties protecting others. What a good boy.

Make Your Week: Never too small to make a difference

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 27th - 7:39pm

Just because someone may not be old enough to vote, doesn't mean they can't make an impact in their community.

Lyft is offering free rides so that people can go to job interviews

Amir Vera, CNN  |  Posted Oct 27th - 3:08pm

Lyft announced a new initiative that will give riders free or discounted rides to work and during the first three weeks of employment.

Here are 5 simple ways to celebrate Make a Difference Day

Elizabeth Wolfe and Leah Asmelash, CNN  |  Posted Oct 25th - 10:04pm

Greta Thunberg once said, "You're never too small to make a difference."

Special vending machine at Alta View Elementary whets appetite for reading

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 25th - 6:19pm

There hasn’t been this much buzz at Alta View Elementary School since Principal Scott Jameson ate cheddar cheese-flavored mealworms, sour cream-and-onion crickets, and chocolate-covered bugs at a school fundraising assembly earlier this school year.

He was severely injured in Afghanistan. Now an organization is building him an adaptive ‘dream home’ in Midway

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 25th - 7:04am

Ready to serve and protect his country, Jonathon Blank had just graduated from high school when he joined the Marine Corps in 2006.

FedEx, Operation Warm team up to provide coats for 250 Utah students

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 8:51pm

About 30 local FedEx employees took a detour from their usual routes Wednesday to deliver winter coats to some Parkview Elementary students in Salt Lake City.

Utah boy receives hundreds of cards before surgery

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 11:02am

A 13-year-old South Ogden boy checked into Primary Children’s Hospital Tuesday for another surgical procedure among many he has already endured in his life. But for this trip to the hospital, a new support team let him know “he’s got this” with 400 cards from around the world.

Make Your Week: Slow down and enjoy these uplifting fall stories

Jen Riess, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 20th - 4:16pm

Slow down and take some time to enjoy fall favorites like homecoming dances and little league football games.

Utah homeless receive food, donations during largest event of its kind in Salt Lake City

Ashley Imlay, KSL  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:22pm

Hip-hop music blared Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande district as dozens of people experiencing homelessness gathered to receive donations and services.

Cigarette cockroach is giving pizza rat a run for its money in New York

Amir Vera, CNN  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:36pm

First there was pizza rat.

Train operator 'unsung hero' in nearly fatal crash on train tracks

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:24pm

While most have seen the video and heard from UHP trooper Ruben Correa, who many call a hero, there were other factors at play in the fateful moment.

A first-grader lost his tooth, literally, so his principal vouched for him to the Tooth Fairy

Maddie Capron and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:32am

A first-grader in Wisconsin lost his tooth. And, in an upsetting turn, he lost his lost tooth.

Canada rugby players help typhoon clean-up after game canceled in Japan

Amy Woodyatt, CNN  |  Posted Oct 13th - 9:02am

Canadian rugby players helped with recovery efforts in Kamaishi, Japan following the cancellation of their match, which was called off because of the threat of Typhoon Hagibis.

40 horses were rescued from a burning ranch in California

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Oct 12th - 7:05pm

Forty horses trapped at an equestrian center in Sylmar, California, during the Saddleridge Fire were rescued after a ranch worker reached out for help on social media.