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Retired teacher pays 'life's rent' with painted cards for soldiers

Ray Boone  |  Posted  Feb 19th - 10:34pm

For Vera Bakker, the struggle to keep busy happens every morning inside the Bountiful assisted living center she calls home. But she found a new purpose, and she says it's simply her way of paying rent on her life.

Dad’s sweet message to sons about respect, kindness after divorce goes viral

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 16th - 10:32am

A Boston father woke up early to help his young sons shower their mother with love, gifts and gratitude on her birthday. Not entirely unheard of, until you get this small detail: The couple is divorced.

St. George mom dresses up as a 'dad' for son's school activity

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Feb 15th - 9:40pm

To be a good parent, it's important to remember the little things, as those often mean more to your kids than the big things.

Make Your Week: Valentines for refugees and donations for a Boy Scout camp

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:08am

Are you having a rough Monday? Need a pick-me-up? We’ve got you covered.

Logan restaurant owner serves up free food for flood victims

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 10:18pm

While Cache County residents dealt with a third day of flooding Saturday, many were asked to limit water usage to give sewer systems time to catch up. So, one restaurant owner decided to spend the day helping his neighbors in a unique way.

Sick 4-year-old rocks out to song from hospital bed

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:05pm

Four-year-old Leah has been in the hospital for over 300 days, but she hasn’t let that stop her from singing her heart out and becoming an internet sensation.

‘I’m sorry that you’re missing me’: Mom finds beautiful letters from late daughter

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:21am

A month after losing her teenage daughter in a tragic car crash, a Georgia woman rediscovered a gift that would bring her comfort she never thought she’d find again.

Student gets early graduation ceremony so dying dad can watch

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:49pm

His son's high school graduation was a day Alfred La'Cap had been looking forward to --- and one he didn't think he would get to see.

A legacy of service as Bennion Center turns 30

Sandra Olney  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 8:30pm

College is a place that is always changing to keep up with the times. But one program at the University of Utah has remained constant for three decades. The call to serve has become a tradition for students at the Lowell Bennion Center.

Sodalicious raising money for family of paramedic killed in crash

Sean Moody  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 8:16pm

Twenty-four ounce sodas are free all day Saturday at the two newest Sodalicious locations. In exchange, the company is collecting money for the family of Tyson Mason.

Utah Senate honors 'Candy Bomber' for lifetime of service

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted  Feb 4th - 7:49pm

Col. Gail Halverson, "The Candy Bomber" of the Berlin Airlift, was recognized Friday in the Utah Senate for his service and his contribution to strengthening diplomatic ties to Germany at the end of World War II.

School production of ‘The Lion King’ provides unique experience for deaf showgoers

Alex Cabrero and Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 3rd - 10:15pm

From the very beginning, you can see Elk Ridge Middle School's production of "The Lion King" is top notch. But you can also see double characters on stage, and if you look closely, one of them is using sign language.

Stowaway cat reunited with owner after 240-mile joyride on minivan engine

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Feb 2nd - 8:47am

A cat from Brooklyn definitely used one of its nine lives to survive a 240-mile joyride under the hood of a minivan.

Make Your Week: Rivals rally around coach, officers plow snowy driveways

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 30th - 11:27am

Are you having a rough Monday? Need a pick-me-up? We’ve got you covered.

BYU grad working to 'lift,' comfort Yazidi refugees in Greece

Candice Madsen  |  Posted  Jan 26th - 10:30pm

Thousands of refugees are braving a harsh winter in Europe. KSL News traveled to refugee camps in Greece to see how a BYU grad and her small army of volunteers are coming to the rescue.

Man gets joyous reunion with paramedic who rescued him on US 89

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jan 26th - 10:16pm

Ray Crawford suffered from acute heart failure while driving on U.S. 89 on the morning of Jan. 19. On Thursday, he met with the Unified Fire Authority paramedic who noticed the emergency while driving to work and saved his life.

Man who was homeless off and on lands job after donated suit

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jan 25th - 10:43pm

Every day, people just want to get to work on time. The traffic. The noise. The rush. Brian Smith would've given anything to have been a part of it. Thanks to a donated new suit and a boost in confidence, he'll be back to work.

BYU basketball teams helping former player with cancer complete bucket list

Ashley Kewish  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:44pm

Melanie Day is a former BYU basketball player who gave her all on the court. Now, the university's basketball teams are giving back to her in a time of need.

Dying teen’s final wish is to inspire ‘mass act of kindness’

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:19am

The dying wish of a Canadian teenager is simple, yet profound: Leave a mark on the world by inspiring those in it to be kind.

Make Your Week: A mechanic loans his own car, stranger helps mother in parking lot

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:55am

On this snowy Monday with closed schools and poor road conditions, it may be easy to get discouraged.