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Nearly half of American parents would go into debt to make their children happy, study finds

Nearly half of American parents would go into debt to make their children happy, study finds

Emma Pitts, Deseret News  |  Posted July 15 - 6:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

Parents love their children, and that should be a given. But are most parents willing to go into debt for the sake of their child's social life? Apparently, nearly half of American parents would.
Chabad of Park City to host evening of solidarity for Israel with message from a hostage's mother

Chabad of Park City to host evening of solidarity for Israel with message from a hostage's mother

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Einav Danino, the mother of Ori Danino who has been a hostage of Hamas since Oct. 7, 2023, is coming to Utah on Wednesday to share a message of hope.
Scientists find a molecule never before found outside our solar system on a planet with glass rain

Scientists find a molecule never before found outside our solar system on a planet with glass rain

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted July 14 - 9:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

An exoplanet the size of Jupiter has long intrigued astronomers because of its scorching temperatures, screaming winds and sideways rain made of glass. Now, data from the James Webb Space Telescope has revealed another intriguing feature of the planet known as HD 189733b: It smells like rotten eggs.
Reminders for pet owners as triple-digit heat continues

Reminders for pet owners as triple-digit heat continues

Brianna Chavez, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 14 - 9:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the triple-digit heat continues, pet experts want pet owners to be mindful and cautious when going outside.
In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence

In prime-time address, Biden asks Americans to reject political violence

Will Weissert and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 8:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

President Joe Biden is urging Americans to reject political violence and recommit themselves to resolving their differences peacefully.
'Collaboration and community support': Officials celebrate expansion of mountain bike trails in East Zion

'Collaboration and community support': Officials celebrate expansion of mountain bike trails in East Zion

Stephanie DeGraw, St. George News  |  Posted July 14 - 8:23 p.m.  |  Save Story

The opportunity to explore East Zion's wilderness has expanded with the completion of phase two of the Applecross Mountain Bike Trail.
California fast food workers now earn $20 per hour. Franchisees are responding by cutting hours

California fast food workers now earn $20 per hour. Franchisees are responding by cutting hours

Jaimie Ding, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 7:42 p.m.  |  Save Story

When California's minimum wage increase went into effect in April, fast food workers across the state went from making $16 to $20 overnight. It's already having an impact, according to local operators for major fast food chains, who say they are reducing worker hours and raising menu prices.
Utah Valley University promotes K-12 civic education with new master's program

Utah Valley University promotes K-12 civic education with new master's program

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 7:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah Valley University's new program in constitutional government, civics and law offers two tracks — one for current or prospective K-12 teachers and another for research.
Utah woman loses 100 pounds in one year: Here's how you can be next

Utah woman loses 100 pounds in one year: Here's how you can be next

Health Utah  |  Posted July 14 - 7:00 p.m.  |  Save Story

When Angie showed up at Health Utah, she was struggling with fibromyalgia, extreme fatigue, insulin resistance, depression, systemic inflammation and metabolic syndrome.
Former Ute Branden Carlson proving his worth in summer league, delighting Raptors in the process

Former Ute Branden Carlson proving his worth in summer league, delighting Raptors in the process

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 6:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Carlson, who signed a two-way deal with Toronto after going undrafted, had 13 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in the Raptors' 94-69 win Saturday in Oklahoma City.
30 people displaced after a fire broke out at a West Valley City apartment complex

30 people displaced after a fire broke out at a West Valley City apartment complex

Sicily Stanton, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 6:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

Thirty people were displaced after a fire broke out at an apartment complex in West Valley City.
Utah man with MS realizes marathon goal with help from younger brother

Utah man with MS realizes marathon goal with help from younger brother

Arianne Brown for KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 5:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Brian Connolly was a sophomore at East High School when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but on July 24, the now 53-year-old will complete his ninth marathon with the help of his older brother.
Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire

Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire

Ron Todt, Mark Scolforo and Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 4:27 p.m.  |  Save Story

The victim who was killed at a Pennsylvania rally for Donald Trump spent his final moments diving in front of his family to protect them from gunfire that rang out Saturday during an assassination attempt against the former president.
Virgin residents asked to limit water use after well failure

Virgin residents asked to limit water use after well failure

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 4:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

Washington County Water Conservancy District has asked residents in Virgin to limit water use after the district's well failed Saturday night.
Layton Fire investigating 'suspicious' fire near Kay's Creek Trailhead

Layton Fire investigating 'suspicious' fire near Kay's Creek Trailhead

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 3:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Layton Fire Department is investigating a "suspicious" fire involving a home, camper and several vehicles near Kay's Creek Trailhead early Sunday, according to Layton Fire Chief Jason Cook.
Have You Seen This? Adorable owlet rescued from pool

Have You Seen This? Adorable owlet rescued from pool

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 2:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

All's well that ends well for this little, waterlogged owl.
University of Utah's purchase of City Centre OK'd by state higher education board

University of Utah's purchase of City Centre OK'd by state higher education board

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted July 14 - 2:17 p.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah will soon acquire a 10-story office building and acreage in downtown Salt Lake City for the "opportunistic price" of $38 million, a university official told higher education officials on Friday.
'Proud to be Canadian': How a leap of faith took this former BYU star to new heights — and the 2024 Summer Games

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'Proud to be Canadian': How a leap of faith took this former BYU star to new heights — and the 2024 Summer Games

Doug Robinson, Deseret News  |  Posted July 14 - 1:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rory Linkletter is the Utah native and BYU grad who has qualified for the Olympic marathon in Paris.
Hiking Timp? Watch out for mountain goats

Hiking Timp? Watch out for mountain goats

Emma Everett Johnson, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 1:21 p.m.  |  Save Story

The estimated 1,500 mountain goats in Utah can pose a threat to high-altitude hikers across the state.
When failure is too much: New research identifies limits to learning

When failure is too much: New research identifies limits to learning

Catriona Maria, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 11:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

Contrary to the widespread belief that people learn from their mistakes, new science suggests that failure is not always the best teacher.
Empowering girls: St. George construction camp aims to build future industry professionals

Empowering girls: St. George construction camp aims to build future industry professionals

Bridger Palmer, St. George News  |  Posted July 14 - 11:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

While their peers enjoyed the beginning of summer break, 16 girls learned hands-on construction skills through the "Build the World, Girls! Construction Camp," held at Career Tech High School.
White House, HHS announce plan to reduce U.S. maternal mortality

White House, HHS announce plan to reduce U.S. maternal mortality

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted July 14 - 10:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing new policies to reduce maternal mortality and injury in the U.S., building on the maternal mortality blueprint the White House released in 2022.
Shannen Doherty, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star, dies at 53

Shannen Doherty, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star, dies at 53

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted July 14 - 9:14 a.m.  |  Save Story

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star whose life and career were roiled by tabloid stories, Shannen Doherty has died at 53. Doherty's publicist said the actor died Saturday following years with breast cancer.
'He's real special': Jazz rookie Cody Williams' stellar Las Vegas debut turns heads

'He's real special': Jazz rookie Cody Williams' stellar Las Vegas debut turns heads

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 9:08 a.m.  |  Save Story

Cody Williams' face said it all.
New iconic artwork created on Utah dealership's facility

New iconic artwork created on Utah dealership's facility

Young Automotive Group  |  Posted July 14 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

Davis county company Adrenaline Murals has painted a piece that stands to not only represent Young Powersports, but Layton as a whole.
Sandy City Council to vote on rec center renovation

Sandy City Council to vote on rec center renovation

Brittany Tait, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 14 - 7:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

The renovation of the 40-year-old Alta Canyon Sports Center will dot the agenda of Sandy's upcoming City Council meeting.
Archbishop of America travels to Utah for opening of new Greek Orthodox Church in Sandy

Archbishop of America travels to Utah for opening of new Greek Orthodox Church in Sandy

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 7:16 a.m.  |  Save Story

The doors of a Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to St. Anna were officially opened on Saturday in a service led by Archbishop Elpidiophoros of America, long awaited by members of the parish.
Assailant who opened fire at the Trump rally was a 20-year-old man, authorities say

Assailant who opened fire at the Trump rally was a 20-year-old man, authorities say

Julie Carr Smyth, Jill Colvin, Colleen Long, Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Updated July 13 - 11:12 p.m.  |  Save Story

Former President Donald Trump was the target of an assassination attempt Saturday at a Pennsylvania rally, days before he was to accept the Republican nomination for a third time.
RSL runs out of goals in 3-0 loss at Portland

RSL runs out of goals in 3-0 loss at Portland

Caleb Turner, KSL.com  |  Updated July 13 - 11:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Saturday's matchup between the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake was billed as a high-octane battle between the two highest-scoring offenses in the Western Conference.
Biden earns S.L. Mayor Mendenhall's 'strong support' after meeting

Biden earns S.L. Mayor Mendenhall's 'strong support' after meeting

Samuel Benson, Deseret News  |  Posted July 13 - 10:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall reiterated her "strong support" to Presiden Joe Biden after participating in a meeting with the president earlier this week.
An army pilot's plane went down during World War II — he's been laid to rest 80 years later

An army pilot's plane went down during World War II — he's been laid to rest 80 years later

Ashley R. Williams, CNN  |  Posted July 13 - 9:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 25-year-old World War II pilot who went missing in action 80 years ago during a mission in southeast Asia was given full honors and laid to rest in Kansas earlier this week.
Layton mobile home park residents mull future as 6-story apartment building takes shape

Layton mobile home park residents mull future as 6-story apartment building takes shape

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 9:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

The remaining residents at a Layton mobile home park, told in 2021 they'd eventually have to leave, ponder their future as development proceeds on a vacated park section.
The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River

The race is on to keep a 150-year-old lighthouse from crumbling into the Hudson River

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted July 13 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse is in danger of toppling into the water, and advocates for the 150-year-old lighthouse in the middle of Hudson River are urgently trying to save it.
Mexican state of Oaxaca focus of Utah activities as Guelaguetza celebrations loom

Mexican state of Oaxaca focus of Utah activities as Guelaguetza celebrations loom

Tim Vandenack, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 7:59 p.m.  |  Save Story

Oaxaca will be the focus of planned activities on Sunday, Tuesday and July 20 in Utah in connection with the annual Guelageutza celebrations in the Mexican state.
Utah leaders react to 'outrageous and tragic' shooting at Trump rally

Utah leaders react to 'outrageous and tragic' shooting at Trump rally

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated July 13 - 7:51 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah state officials condemn gunshots fired at a Pennsylvania rally for former President Donald Trump on Saturday.
Utah breaks ground on 'incredible' new Antelope Island visitor center

Utah breaks ground on 'incredible' new Antelope Island visitor center

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 7:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A much-anticipated project to enhance the visitor center at one of Utah's most-visited state parks is now underway.
Cole Ponich holds off BYU teammate Cooper Jones for 126th Utah state amateur championship

Cole Ponich holds off BYU teammate Cooper Jones for 126th Utah state amateur championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

After leading by as many as five holds and never trailing, BYU golfer Cole Ponich held off freshman teammate Cooper Jones for a 2 and 1 win.
Richard Simmons, fitness personality and TV host, dead at 76

Richard Simmons, fitness personality and TV host, dead at 76

Dan Heching and Zoe Sottile, CNN  |  Updated July 13 - 5:52 p.m.  |  Save Story

Richard Simmons, the perennial 1980s workout personality who was defined by his uplifting spirit, has died, according to his longtime publicist Tom Estey.
2 people found dead in Canyonlands after they got lost hiking the Syncline Trail

2 people found dead in Canyonlands after they got lost hiking the Syncline Trail

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 5:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 23-year-old woman and her 52-year-old father were found dead after they got lost had been hiking on the Syncline Trail in Canyonlands.
Evacuations of 20 homes ordered as fire near Cedar City grows

Evacuations of 20 homes ordered as fire near Cedar City grows

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated July 13 - 5:05 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Graff Point Fire, a 265-acre blaze near Cedar City that likely started from lightning, according to Utah Fire Info, has forced 20 cabin and trailer owners to evacuate their property in the upper basin and Shurtz Canyon.
Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 4:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 38-year-old man was killed when he collided with a car coming up Little Cottonwood Canyon in the opposite direction.
'Most basic of dignities': Utah's first mobile shower unit for unsheltered population hits the road

'Most basic of dignities': Utah's first mobile shower unit for unsheltered population hits the road

Ashley Fredde, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 4:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Shaw is the founder of the nonprofit Open Mind Foundation which operates services for the unsheltered population like, "Showers of Hope," which is the first mobile shower in Salt Lake City.
Have You Seen This? Postal bandits pull off world's clumsiest heist

Have You Seen This? Postal bandits pull off world's clumsiest heist

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 2:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's safe to say, the two crooks in this video will probably never be featured in an "Ocean's Eleven" film.
What one Latter-day Saint leader learned after California's Proposition 8 about peacemaking

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What one Latter-day Saint leader learned after California's Proposition 8 about peacemaking

Sarah Jane Weaver, Deseret News  |  Posted July 13 - 2:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

Elder Alexander Dushku speaks at 2024 Notre Dame Religious Liberty Summit about building respect and friendship.
Here's how U. astronomers helped make a galactic discovery 'on the level of Bigfoot'

Here's how U. astronomers helped make a galactic discovery 'on the level of Bigfoot'

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 1:36 p.m.  |  Save Story

A new study led by researchers from the University of Utah and the Mac Planck Institute for Astronomy uncovered the presence of the most elusive type of black hole in the galaxy.
Sen. Mike Lee threw himself into Utah's GOP primary races this year. How did it go?

Sen. Mike Lee threw himself into Utah's GOP primary races this year. How did it go?

Brigham Tomco, Deseret News  |  Posted July 13 - 12:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Rep. Celeste Maloy is on track to secure the Republican Party nomination over Colby Jenkins in the 2nd Congressional District primary race with a lead of 214 votes as of Tuesday's count. Jenkins has confirmed he will request a recount following the state certification on July 22.
Silver King Fire reaches 16,000 acres; Marysvale faces immediate 'major flooding' risk

Silver King Fire reaches 16,000 acres; Marysvale faces immediate 'major flooding' risk

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 12:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

A historic gold mill was destroyed and nearby residents are being warned of impending flood risk as crews fight the Silver King fire in erratic wind conditions.
Polish miner found alive after more than 48 hours trapped underground

Polish miner found alive after more than 48 hours trapped underground

Reuters  |  Posted July 13 - 11:27 a.m.  |  Save Story

A Polish coal miner trapped underground since Thursday was found alive by rescuers on Saturday, local media reported.
Abby Cox: Parents love teachers 'because they love our kids'

Abby Cox: Parents love teachers 'because they love our kids'

Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News  |  Posted July 13 - 10:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

Educators from across Utah were honored Monday as "Teachers of the Year."
Why former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is back coaching in Mountain West

Why former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is back coaching in Mountain West

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

As clear as the Montana air he was breathing, Bronco Mendenhall knew with certainty he wasn't done with college football.
2 killed after being struck by separate cars on I-215 in Murray

2 killed after being struck by separate cars on I-215 in Murray

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 9:48 a.m.  |  Save Story

Early Saturday morning, two people were killed after they parked their car on the shoulder of I-215 and got out of their car, according the Utah Highway Patrol
Intermountain program helping patients find their 'Way to Wellness'

Intermountain program helping patients find their 'Way to Wellness'

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 13 - 9:34 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kevin Anderson's father died of heart disease and kidney failure as a result of diabetes, and Anderson didn't want to take the same path.
The most common scams on KSL Classifieds and how to avoid them

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The most common scams on KSL Classifieds and how to avoid them

Brian Higgins, KSL Classifieds  |  Posted July 13 - 9:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

Fighting fraud is one of KSL Classifieds' top priorities. Learn all about these common online classifieds scams to keep your KSL Classifieds experience as enjoyable as possible.
Missing Ogden teen, her cousins found in Mexico after FBI search

Missing Ogden teen, her cousins found in Mexico after FBI search

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 9:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

Nearly two weeks after the disappearance of a 14-year-old Ogden girl and her two young cousins, Mexican authorities have located the kids in Veracruz and made an arrest.
Car drives into geyser pool at Yellowstone National Park

Car drives into geyser pool at Yellowstone National Park

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 13 - 8:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

A car inadvertently drove into a geyser at Yellowstone National Park on Thursday. All five people in the car got out and were taken to a hospital but did not have life-threatening injuries.
7 summer fun ideas for the co-parenting single parent

7 summer fun ideas for the co-parenting single parent

Murray, Ziel, and Johnston PLLC — South Jordan  |  Posted July 13 - 8:00 a.m.  |  Save Story

For co-parents, convenient, affordable activities you can manage on your own are golden. Here are several activities any single parent can manage with their kids this summer.
State tech officer fired after pushing back against plans to scrub public data

State tech officer fired after pushing back against plans to scrub public data

Eric S. Peterson, Utah Investigative Journalism Project  |  Posted July 13 - 7:22 a.m.  |  Save Story

A state tech officer was fired after he pushed back against plans to scrub public data from a transparency website, including info that could help Utahns shop for health care and college degrees.
Doctors issue warning to Utahns because of record 100+ degree heat

Doctors issue warning to Utahns because of record 100+ degree heat

Alex Cabrero, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 12 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Intermountain Health held a news conference Friday morning warning people to be careful in recent 100-degree temperatures.

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