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Clarence Thomas: Court should reconsider LGBTQ, reproductive rights rulings

Clarence Thomas: Court should reconsider LGBTQ, reproductive rights rulings

Carlene Coombs, Deseret News  |  Posted June 24 - 1:35 p.m.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said in his concurring opinion to the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday that the court should reconsider cases involving reproductive, LGBTQ and same-sex marriage rights.
Utah mom shares her son's story, hoping to curb teen driver crashes

Utah mom shares her son's story, hoping to curb teen driver crashes

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 24 - 9:12 a.m.

It's been nearly a year since the crash, but for two Utah families, not a day goes by without feeling the impact of that horrific scene in Ogden that took the life of a teenager.
New doctor is grateful to boy who donated the heart that keeps him alive

New doctor is grateful to boy who donated the heart that keeps him alive

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 10:48 p.m.

A man received a heart transplant when he was 4 years old and now, hopes to help children who also find themselves in need of life-saving organ transplants.
US importing baby formula from Mexico to ease shortage

US importing baby formula from Mexico to ease shortage

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted June 22 - 6:35 p.m.

The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing logistical support to import the equivalent of about 16 million 8-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico.
Utah family searching for a kidney donor

Utah family searching for a kidney donor

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 22 - 10:28 a.m.

A longtime Springville family is desperately searching for the kindness of a stranger to help save the life of a family member who needs a kidney transplant.
Utahns as young as 6 months old are getting COVID-19 shots. Why one parent says that's a relief

Utahns as young as 6 months old are getting COVID-19 shots. Why one parent says that's a relief

Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News  |  Posted June 22 - 9:10 a.m.

Melanie Mallory was so eager for her young children to be vaccinated against COVID-19 that she enrolled her son in a clinical trial last January when he was just 8 months old.
Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name

Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business  |  Posted June 22 - 8:41 a.m.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is changing its name after 85 years. The household staple is now called Kraft Mac & Cheese.
US COVID vaccines start to roll out for young children

US COVID vaccines start to roll out for young children

Leroy Leo, Reuters  |  Posted June 21 - 2:21 p.m.

The United States has begun distributing COVID vaccines for children as young as six months around the country, and availability of the shots will improve in the coming days, according to White House COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha.
New safe sleep guidelines for babies stress no co-sleeping, crib decorations or inclined products

New safe sleep guidelines for babies stress no co-sleeping, crib decorations or inclined products

Sandee LaMotte, CNN  |  Posted June 21 - 1:59 p.m.

Co-sleeping under any circumstances is not safe for infant sleep, the American Academy of Pediatrics stressed Tuesday in the first update to its safe sleep guidelines for babies since 2016.
Utah man collecting oral histories to connect African Americans to their ancestors

Utah man collecting oral histories to connect African Americans to their ancestors

Erin Cox, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 20 - 12:02 p.m.

For some, family records are easy to pull up. But reaching back to 1870, all U.S. records go blank for the African American community.
'Born all over again!': Father, daughter reflect on meeting for the first time

'Born all over again!': Father, daughter reflect on meeting for the first time

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 9:23 a.m.

In May of 2021, Aimee Holmes at the age of 38 met her biological father Danny Parsons for the first time and they reflect on that union as "being born all over again."
Utah doctor explains why parents should now choose to vaccinate their toddlers for COVID

Utah doctor explains why parents should now choose to vaccinate their toddlers for COVID

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 3:59 p.m.

A smaller dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to be approved for children between 6 months and 5 years old and available next week.
Son donates kidney to speed up transplant process for his father

Son donates kidney to speed up transplant process for his father

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 16 - 10:24 p.m.

A Utah County man expects to enjoy his best Father's Day ever. He has his health back after a decade-long battle with kidney disease. One of his sons gave him the ultimate gift this year.
Production at bedeviled baby formula factory halted by storm

Production at bedeviled baby formula factory halted by storm

Tom Murphy, Associated Press  |  Updated June 16 - 1:33 p.m.

Severe weather has forced Abbott Nutrition to pause production at a Michigan baby formula factory that had just restarted.
Books to read with Dad this Father's Day — June 19

Books to read with Dad this Father's Day — June 19

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 8:04 p.m.

We owe so much to our dads, not only for the dumb jokes, piggy back rides and bedtime stories, but their hard work and sacrifice.
Have You Seen This? Jeff Daniels talks about being a hockey dad

Have You Seen This? Jeff Daniels talks about being a hockey dad

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted June 15 - 5:44 p.m.

Actor Jeff Daniels gave a 2021 interview about his time raising his kids, and spoke about being a hockey dad. He told about the car rides home not talking about hockey as being some of the keys to his relationship with his kids who are now adults.
Baby formula makers raced for FDA approval. They may be waiting a while

Baby formula makers raced for FDA approval. They may be waiting a while

Jessica DiNapoli, Reuters  |  Updated June 15 - 12:40 p.m.

To ease the U.S. shortage of baby formula, Nature's One and Holle are poised to ship hundreds of thousands of pounds, if not millions of pounds, of additional formula into stores, company executives told Reuters.
Utah family discovers caseworker's report riddled with inaccuracies

Utah family discovers caseworker's report riddled with inaccuracies

Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 15 - 7:43 a.m.

A Woods Cross man says a Utah Division of Child and Family Services report filed regarding his family is riddled with inaccuracies.
Parent's Guide: Is 'Jurassic World: Dominion' OK for your kids?

Parent's Guide: Is 'Jurassic World: Dominion' OK for your kids?

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 7:38 p.m.

Dinos are invading movie theaters, yet again, thanks to some brilliant scientists. But is this bout with the prehistoric animals OK for your kids to watch?
Orem police helping parents prepare with child ID kits

Orem police helping parents prepare with child ID kits

Karah Brackin, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 10 - 6:18 p.m.

The Orem Police Department is hoping to make a stressful situation easier by handing out national child identification kits to families.
Ways to keep your kids active during the summer break

Ways to keep your kids active during the summer break

Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 10 - 11:25 a.m.

With Utah's weather so nice this time of year, you would think getting kids to be active would be a slam dunk. But it can be a tall order given the draw of smartphones, tablets, and video games.
How this academic could convince you to believe in Bigfoot

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How this academic could convince you to believe in Bigfoot

Meg Walters, Deseret News  |  Posted June 8 - 11:50 a.m.

One Latter-day Saint professor is on a search for Sasquatch.
Gephardt: How a little maintenance can save you big on appliance repairs or replacements

Gephardt: How a little maintenance can save you big on appliance repairs or replacements

Matt Gephardt and Sloan Schrage, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 8 - 10:03 a.m.

Appliances do not come cheap — and if your refrigerator or stove suddenly stops working it could put your wallet in a tough bind.
More parents could have access to baby formula from abroad

More parents could have access to baby formula from abroad

Tami Luhby, CNN  |  Posted June 6 - 9:56 p.m.

The Biden administration is making it easier for low-income families to obtain baby formula being imported from abroad to alleviate the shortage plaguing parents from coast to coast.
Biden says he wasn't informed early on of baby formula woes

Biden says he wasn't informed early on of baby formula woes

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated June 1 - 3:42 p.m.

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he was not briefed on the prospect of nationwide shortages of infant formula for about two months as he acknowledged the strain on families while his administration struggles to address the situation.
'The greatest gift': Utah mom, 50, gives birth to her granddaughter as a surrogate

'The greatest gift': Utah mom, 50, gives birth to her granddaughter as a surrogate

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 12:27 p.m.

A 50-year-old Pleasant Grove mother of eight gave the gift of life again this month after carrying and giving birth to her granddaughter as a surrogate for her daughter.
Tips for building emergency kits on a budget

Tips for building emergency kits on a budget

Tamara Vaifanua, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 28 - 8:26 p.m.

If a disaster or emergency happens in your home, it's important you know how to stay safe until help arrives.
Federal free lunch program ending for all schools

Federal free lunch program ending for all schools

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 28 - 1:11 p.m.

Parents, listen up — no more free breakfasts or lunches for your kids. That's because the federal government is ending its free breakfast and lunch program it started two years ago during the pandemic.
Health officials 'slightly more optimistic' about baby formula shortage in Utah

Health officials 'slightly more optimistic' about baby formula shortage in Utah

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26 - 2:54 p.m.

Utah parents may have an easier time finding certain types of baby formula, but the baby formula shortage in the state is far from over, according to health officials.
Virtual learning apps tracked, shared kids' data, online activities with advertisers, report says

Virtual learning apps tracked, shared kids' data, online activities with advertisers, report says

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business  |  Posted May 26 - 10:26 a.m.

Millions of students who participated in virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic had their personal data and online behaviors tracked by educational apps and websites without their consent and in many cases shared with third-party advertising technology companies, a new report has found.
Report reveals pandemic's impacts on Utah adolescents' mental, physical health

Report reveals pandemic's impacts on Utah adolescents' mental, physical health

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 8:57 p.m.

Utah teenagers experienced a significant increase in mental health concerns and a marked decrease in substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report.
Too many texts: Cellphone experiment shows impact on learning

Too many texts: Cellphone experiment shows impact on learning

Deanie Wimmer, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 25 - 7:22 p.m.

Cellphones are a distraction in school. That well-researched fact surprises no one. What may be a surprise is to what extent they impact concentration.
'We're ready for this': 1st of free period product dispensers installed at Utah schools

'We're ready for this': 1st of free period product dispensers installed at Utah schools

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 3:15 p.m.

The new Utah law requiring the installation of free period product dispensers in every K-12 female and unisex bathroom, has begun with Hillcrest Junior High School.
US safety, savings rules set stage for baby formula shortage

US safety, savings rules set stage for baby formula shortage

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Updated May 24 - 8:23 p.m.

A massive recall is getting most of the blame for the U.S. baby formula shortage, but experts say the products have long been vulnerable to this type of crisis.
Utah shuts down Spanish Fork youth facility months after child died in its care

Utah shuts down Spanish Fork youth facility months after child died in its care

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 24 - 5:19 p.m.

A state agency has moved to shut down a teen residential treatment center in Utah County after a teen died in its care.
US birth rates rose slightly in 2021 after steep drop in 1st year of the pandemic, CDC data shows

US birth rates rose slightly in 2021 after steep drop in 1st year of the pandemic, CDC data shows

Deidre McPhillips, CNN  |  Posted May 24 - 10:44 a.m.

Early speculation that the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a baby boom has been turned on its head, with early data showing more of a baby bust — and worsening rates of some adverse outcomes.
Is a trip to Disney too expensive or complicated? Check out these alternatives

Is a trip to Disney too expensive or complicated? Check out these alternatives

Monica Fish, Associated Press  |  Posted May 24 - 8:42 a.m.

It's supposed to be the happiest place on earth — and now that it's reopened, most visitors agree. The ones that can afford it, that is. Has Walt's vision of "some kind of family park where parents and children could have fun together," gone by the wayside?
America needs more baby formula. Here's why it's so hard to make it

America needs more baby formula. Here's why it's so hard to make it

Parija Kavilanz, CNN Business  |  Posted May 23 - 12:33 p.m.

Industry insiders have long feared a situation just like this: American parents are desperately seeking adequate supply of formula for their infants during a nationwide shortage.
Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Theories emerge for mysterious liver illnesses in children

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 8:36 a.m.

Health officials remain perplexed by mysterious cases of severe liver damage in hundreds of young children around the world. The best available evidence points to a fairly common stomach bug.
Pfizer-BioNTech say 3 COVID shots generate good response in kids under 5

Pfizer-BioNTech say 3 COVID shots generate good response in kids under 5

Michael Erman, Reuters  |  Posted May 23 - 7:48 a.m.

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech said on Monday that three doses of their COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children under the age of 5 in their clinical trial.
Utah Instagram 'class clown' becomes father and cancer patient in same week

Utah Instagram 'class clown' becomes father and cancer patient in same week

Meg Christensen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 6:17 p.m.

Mark and Chanelle Doyle were waiting for the arrival of their second child, when just days before his birth, Mark learned he had stage 4 melanoma.
Pfizer booster shot is now approved for children 5 to 11, here's what a doctor advises

Pfizer booster shot is now approved for children 5 to 11, here's what a doctor advises

Jed Boal, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 22 - 11:05 a.m.

The CDC now recommends Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5 to 11. That third shot is available for elementary age children five months after their initial two doses. Utah parents are already weighing that decision.
Utah man paralyzed in pool accident just graduated from NYU

Utah man paralyzed in pool accident just graduated from NYU

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 22 - 7:17 a.m.

Earning a master's degree takes a lot of hard work, but it's safe to say few have worked harder this past year than Spencer Brown.
Adoptions are another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

Adoptions are another facet of life halted by war in Ukraine

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted May 21 - 8:22 p.m.

The ripple effects of Russia's invasion of Ukraine have been devastating for families of all kinds, including those who have seen their prospective adoptions put on hold.
Bridging the treatment gap: Solutions for families waiting to connect a teen with a therapist

Bridging the treatment gap: Solutions for families waiting to connect a teen with a therapist

Ashley Moser, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 21 - 1:21 p.m.

The average wait for a mental health care provider for a new patient in Utah is two to six months. But experts say there are tools available to help bridge the treatment gap.
Baby formula shortage is 'colossal failure' of federal government, Utah governor says

Baby formula shortage is 'colossal failure' of federal government, Utah governor says

Bridger Beal-Cvetko, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 7:42 a.m.

The nationwide baby formula shortage is a "colossal failure" by the federal government, which failed to prevent a "foreseeable crisis," according to Utah's governor.
CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

CDC urges Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted May 20 - 6:54 a.m.

U.S. health advisers are urging a booster dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quickly signed off on the advice.
Review: 'Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers' movie is much funnier than it should be

Review: 'Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers' movie is much funnier than it should be

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 8:04 p.m.

I wasn't ready to laugh as much as I did while watching the "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers" movie, and I'll do it again, and again.
Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Federal money to help fix baby formula shortage? Utah GOP congressmen say no

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 7:11 p.m.

While criticizing the Biden administration for not doing enough to deal with the nationwide baby formula shortage, all four of Utah's Republican congressmen voted against providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration to address the issue.
Have You Seen This? The most confident tee baller you'll ever see

Have You Seen This? The most confident tee baller you'll ever see

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 4:41 p.m.

Sometimes a kid just knows he has it. That, or they'd rather just dance than play the game.
'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

'We have to do better': Policymakers, advocates call for better support of maternal mental health

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 8:21 a.m.

State leaders called for better support and policies for maternal mental health Tuesday as almost half of Utah mothers report mental health symptoms before, during or after pregnancy.
Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply

Eric Beech and Steve Holland, Reuters  |  Updated May 18 - 9:08 p.m.

President Joe Biden took steps on Wednesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States, invoking the Defense Production Act to help manufacturers obtain the ingredients needed to ramp up supply, the White House said.
Unaffordable Utah: Budget-friendly family summer fun

Unaffordable Utah: Budget-friendly family summer fun

Ladd Egan, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 18 - 11:06 a.m.

After two summers of pandemic restrictions, families wanting to travel this summer will face new obstacles: inflation, high gas prices and expensive plane tickets.
Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020; Utah was 1 of 4 states that had more weddings

Fewer US couples said 'I do' in 2020; Utah was 1 of 4 states that had more weddings

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 9:54 p.m.

A new report finds far fewer Americans said "I do" during the first year of the pandemic when wedding plans were upended. There were 1.7 million weddings in 2020, a drop of 17% from the year before.
Utah doctors issue challenge for parents to talk to teens about marijuana, vaping

Utah doctors issue challenge for parents to talk to teens about marijuana, vaping

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah doctors and health specialists issued a challenge to parents Tuesday, asking them to spend just one minute talking to their teenager about the effects of vaping and marijuana misuse.
Experts spell out do's and don'ts for parents amid baby formula shortage

Experts spell out do's and don'ts for parents amid baby formula shortage

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 5:13 p.m.

University of Utah Health experts addressed growing concerns Tuesday amid the shortage of baby formula, leaving parents frantically trying to provide for their children's nutritional needs.
Utah mothers feeling pinch of formula shortage

Utah mothers feeling pinch of formula shortage

Dan Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 10:29 p.m.

The baby formula shortage here in Utah remains in a crisis situation for many mothers. Especially for those mothers who are looking for a specific kind of formula.
Abbott, FDA enter deal over reopening of baby formula facility in Michigan

Abbott, FDA enter deal over reopening of baby formula facility in Michigan

Reuters  |  Posted May 16 - 4:14 p.m.

Abbott Laboratories said on Monday it had struck a deal with the U.S. health regulator under which it would resume production of baby formula at its troubled Michigan plant in two weeks, following certain clearances.
Have You Seen This? Most older siblings will be able to relate to this cat

Have You Seen This? Most older siblings will be able to relate to this cat

Lisi Merkley, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 3:33 p.m.

You know when your younger sibling wanted to play and you just wanted some space? No? Well, this cat understands.