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Utah lawmaker wants to raise legal marriage age to 18

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 18th - 5:15pm

A push against underage marriage in the U.S. is coming to Utah, where a lawmaker wants to raise the legal marriage age to 18 to prevent girls from being pressured into the unions associated with higher poverty and lower education rates.

US births hit a 30-year low, despite good economy

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 17th - 10:02am

U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday.

Mother warns about dangers of 'fainting game' after South Jordan boy dies

Alex Cabrero, KSL TV  |  Posted   May 15th - 8:38pm

A funeral is planned Wednesday morning to remember the life of a 12-year South Jordan boy who died this past weekend playing a dangerous game with is friends. Now, his mother is warning others.

4 games you may not know your kid can use to chat online

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contrib...  |  Posted   May 14th - 2:51pm

While parents usually feel comfortable letting their young children play online games now and then, those games often have a social component that most parents don't expect.

US stillbirths and newborn deaths down 11.5 percent, study says

Mark Lieber, CNN  |  Posted   May 14th - 10:33am

A recent drop in stillbirths and newborn deaths in the United States might be linked to an increase in term or near-term births, a new study suggests.

He donated blood plasma every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted   May 13th - 9:48pm

Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.

5 movies about moms to help you celebrate Mother's Day

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 13th - 2:47pm

Here are five movies that explore the roles of moms in a variety of ways.

Study: 69% of Colorado dispensaries recommended marijuana to treat morning sickness

Lance Hernandez, CNN  |  Posted   May 12th - 8:38pm

Nearly 70 percent of marijuana dispensaries contacted during a health study in 2017 recommended that expectant moms suffering from morning sickness use marijuana.

Salt Lake VA baby shower celebrates veteran mothers

McKenna Park, KSL  |  Posted   May 12th - 1:01pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs celebrated local veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018 with a baby shower Friday in Salt Lake City — one shower of dozens thrown by the V.A. around the country this Mother's Day weekend.

Classics on the rise on list of most popular US baby names

Andrea Diaz, CNN  |  Posted   May 11th - 8:37pm

It looks like the name Emma will not go out of style any time soon.

Treat mom with one of these 8 local Mother's Day deals

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 11th - 5:21pm

Most moms are veritable angels on earth, and Mother's Day is a good time to show them we care. Here are eight deals to treat the mothers in your life.

Delaware becomes first state to fully ban child marriage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 11th - 11:20am

Delaware has become the first state in the nation to completely ban marriage for anyone under 18.

Baby born in Chipotle parking lot gets a burrito-themed baby shower at restaurant

Ashley Michels, CNN  |  Posted   May 9th - 7:38am

Chipotle doesn't deliver, so a Denver couple took matters into their own hands? by delivering their baby in the restaurant's parking lot.

Soldier's reaction to daughter's birth goes viral

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted   May 8th - 9:10pm

Army soldier Brooks Lindsey just barely missed his daughter's birth, but while sitting on the floor of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport he got the next best thing: A FaceTime call that let him see her first moments.

Free-range parenting law among hundreds taking effect

Julian Hattem, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 8th - 4:30pm

Starting Tuesday, restaurants across Utah can take down state-mandated signs saying they aren't bars. Parents can be protected if they let their children roam freely. And farmers can begin to eye the prospect of legally growing marijuana for a narrow range of purposes.

Hiking to the family-friendly Windows in Arches

Faith Heaton Jolley, KSL.com  |  Posted   May 8th - 2:29pm

If you are planning a trip to Arches National Park, but have little kids in tow and need something a little easier to hike to than Delicate Arch, consider the Windows Trail.

Students, parents angry over inclusive cheerleading policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 8th - 8:34am

A New Jersey high school is facing heat from students and parents over a new policy that either everyone makes the cheerleading squad or no one does.

How to navigate video game use with your kids

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 7th - 2:09pm

Video games can create social connections, reinforce family bonds, improve coordination and, of course, entertain. Excessive screen time, however, can have adverse effects on individuals and families.

5 tips to help your kid put down the screen and go to sleep

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead. KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   May 3rd - 12:25pm

Bedtime has become a battle zone. Here are five ways to help your kid put down the tech and get into bed.

Study: Playing tackle football at young age puts brain at risk

Jared Page, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted   May 2nd - 7:39am

Youths who play tackle football are more at risk of experiencing cognitive, behavior and mood problems later in life, according to a new study.