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School lunch shaming will now be against the law in California

Christina Maxouris, CNN  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:08pm

California just took a step toward making its school environments a little more inclusive.

Have You Seen This? Dog soothes its baby friend in the cutest display ever

Katie Workman, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:19pm

Sleep can be as elusive as a magical creature, a perfect score on a math test, or a non-awkward first date. Luckily, this baby has a Shiba Inu to help her get to dreamland.

Expert says flu shot is as effective, important as wearing a seat belt

Wendy Leonard, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 9:28pm

Influenza season began last week in Utah, and four people have already been hospitalized with the serious illness.

Siblings continue family tradition with 3rd-generation mariachi group

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 13th - 7:36pm

Despite growing up in a small U.S. town, brother and sister Sam Castillo and Karlysue Castillo Pereyra have never felt too far removed from their Mexican heritage.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are America's favorite Halloween candy, new poll finds

Lauren M. Johnson, CNN  |  Posted Oct 11th - 7:34pm

A new Monmouth University poll surveyed the top eight selling candies for Halloween and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups came out on top.

Utah high schooler wrote and published book at age 15

Lauren Bennett, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 11th - 11:04am

Being a published author at such a young age has had a positive impact on the teen’s life, he said.

Utah mom charged after dog bites daughter in the face twice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 10:10pm

Prosecutors have filed a child abuse charge against a Utah woman accused of bringing her dog back into her home after the pit bull twice bit her daughter in the face.

Has your newborn's identity already been stolen?

Bev O'Shea Of Nerdwallet, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 9:44am

Where criminals piece together a fake consumer — is an unintended consequence of Social Security number "randomization," which was initiated in 2011 to expand the pool of available numbers, she says.

Concussion PSA compares youth football dangers to smoking

Jimmy Golen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 10th - 8:48am

Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous.

'We're not alone' — 'Sesame Street' tackles addiction crisis

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 9th - 5:01pm

"Sesame Street" is taking a new step to try to help kids navigate life in America — it's tackling the opioid crisis.

Most pregnant women aren't getting flu and whooping cough shots, CDC warns

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Oct 9th - 1:02pm

Most pregnant women in the United States don't get flu and whooping cough vaccines even though the shots are safe and recommended as part of routine prenatal care, a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

After epilepsy diagnosis, Utah mom trades in keys to walk children to school

Kim Bojorquez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 9th - 7:23am

Shortly after 8:30 Tuesday morning, Columbia Elementary School’s drop-off area is lined with idling cars and traffic jams as parents come and go in the bustling Kaysville neighborhood.

Michigan boy suffers second degree burns in 'fire challenge'

Taylor Romine and Evan Simko-bednarski, CNN  |  Posted Oct 7th - 8:24pm

A 12-year-old Michigan boy is recovering from second degree burns after being set ablaze in what is being described as a social media challenge.

A 9-year-old accidentally won a 10K race after missing a turn

David Williams, CNN  |  Posted Oct 5th - 4:39pm

Kade Lovell never dreamed he would win the St. Francis Franny Flyer 10K run -- heck, the 9-year-old didn't even know he was running it until he was about halfway through the race.

Study shows distance between children and autism services in the U.S.

Robert Lawrence, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct 4th - 7:35pm

A new study mapping 28,000 services for autism in the United States shows they aren’t spread evenly. But a new University of Utah autism center has a solution in mind.

Concerns about test data could mean reprieve in letter grades to Utah schools

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 9:09pm

State-level RISE testing results are strikingly similar to previous years’ SAGE test data, according to state and national assessment experts, but local officials point to “red flags.”

Have You Seen This? Singing dog and dancing toddler make the perfect internet video

John Clyde, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 3:25pm

There is no such thing as the perfect video you say? Then explain this.

Dads-to-be should stop drinking 6 months before conception for baby's heart health, study says

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Oct 3rd - 7:04am

Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to congenital defects and developmental problems in newborns. Now a new study has found a link between a baby's congenital heart defects and their prospective parents' drinking before conception.

New Jersey baby first to survive birth without part of his skull

Scottie Andrew, CNN  |  Posted Oct 1st - 10:26pm

Maria Santa Maria was told she would never spend more than a few minutes with her son.