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Eric Cabrera

Veterans gift shop provides free presents to veterans in need

The veterans gift shop wrapped up its 80th year at the VA Medical Center in Salt Lake City this week.
6 hours ago
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Associated Press

Study says the US is ill-prepared to ensure housing for the growing number of older people

The 58-year-old lost his job as a machine operator, then his home, and he was living in his truck when he was diagnosed with stage 2 lung cancer.
5 days ago
The Kimball at Temple Square, left, is pictured in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023...
Waverly Golden

New report shows decline in Salt Lake City youth population

The Salt Lake City youth population hit it's lowest point after a decade, other states in the west experience similar decrease.
8 days ago
George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City is pictured on Fri...
Don Brinkerhoff

Food insecurity impacting over 25% of military personnel, study finds

A new study reveals food insecurity is impacting over 25% of military personnel.
26 days ago
Genetic mapping for babies...
Amanda Dickson

Is genetic mapping for babies something that everyone should do?

A new project will screen the genomes of 100,000 babies for rare disorders, a Utah neonatologist says genome mapping has come a long way.
29 days ago
Utahn Greg Mills is pictured with one of the three parents for whom he has acted as a male caregive...
Amanda Dickson

Meet a male caregiver in Utah who is caring for his third parent

Utah resident Greg Mills is a male caregiver, one of the millions of similar men in America. He represents a growing demographic.
1 month ago
In the coming decades, Utah schools could see nearly a 50% decline in enrollment. ...
Waverly Golden and Clayre Scott

Utah schools may see a decline in enrollment

In the coming decades, Utah schools could see nearly a 50% decline in enrollment. 
1 month ago
Sage Ferrin, 2, walks around Gardner Village in West Jordan on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023. The Utah Depa...
Peter Johnston and Waverly Golden

Halloween safety tips for costumes and your home

Halloween is coming up and two Utah groups say to keep safety in mind. Reflective tape is one thing that can make your child's costume safer.
1 month ago
Palestinians look for survivers in buildings destroyed in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

Family, duty and war: Three Utahns and their civilian fight in Gaza

Three Utahns on different sides of the Israel-Hamas conflict share their perspectives on what it means for Israel and Gaza.
1 month ago
Early intervention programs in Utah aren't suffering from chronic staff shortages....
Amanda Dickson

Early intervention programs in Utah not experiencing chronic staffing shortages

The early intervention program in Utah is expanding, despite many programs around the nation suffering from chronic staffing shortages.
1 month ago
The city of Taylorsville says a new park is already underway along with enhancing amenities and mak...
Waverly Golden

New park in Taylorsville is in the works

The city of Taylorsville says a new park is already underway along with enhancing amenities and making improvements at an existing park.
2 months ago
Danielle Lundberg and Amanda Magaña are pictured, they are both moms in a utah prison...
Amanda Dickson

Utah’s prison and its moms: “We love our children as much as the next”

There are 400 total women in Utah's state prison on any given day, and 70% of them are parents to minor children. Two women currently incarcerated are talking about their experience as moms in Utah prisons.
2 months ago
More and more people are using FaceTime to have sleepovers. Some say it makes them feel less lonely...
Amanda Dickson

Dickson: FaceTime sleepovers are a thing

More and more teens and adults alike are sleeping together on FaceTime. Here's why, right from the people who are doing it most often.
2 months ago
Small pumpkins surrounded by string lights, a giant pumpkin contest will be held in Utah....
Kristine Weller

Salt Lake County to hold its first giant pumpkin weigh-off

Utah's Giant Pumpkin Palooza and Zombie Walk will be on Saturday Oct. 7 at the Gateway in Salt Lake City. It's a family friendly event.
2 months ago
Image of two wedding rings on a piece of paper that reads ''divorce.' A survey found that Utah rank...
Mariah Maynes

Utah has eighth highest divorce rate in the nation, study finds

FormRush studied state records of divorce to come up with their findings. A Utah divorce attorney weighs in.
2 months ago
a mom and her baby at a WIC clinic --SALT LAKE CITY -- Gov. Spencer Cox announced Thursday that a f...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

WIC benefits in Utah will continue through October regardless of government shutdown

Utah moms and children will have their WIC benefits funded through the United States Department of Agriculture.
2 months ago
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Amanda Dickson

How parents in prison keep parenting, and how Utah helps

Nearly three-quarters of the women in Utah's prisons are parents to children under the age of 18. The number is smaller for fathers in prison, the number of parents in prison still affects one out of every 14 children.
2 months ago
Gift your children a Spotify playlist that tells the story of your life....
Amanda Dickson

Dickson: Give your children the playlist of your life

My son, Ethan, asked me to create a Spotify playlist of "my music" for him. Here's my journey through time and how I made a gift for my kids.
3 months ago
students eat school lunch -- Students at 12 Salt Lake City schools will all be getting free school ...
Aimee Cobabe

12 Salt Lake City schools getting free breakfast and lunch this school year

The 12 schools all qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision, which looks at the number of families applying for other government assistance programs.
3 months ago
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Mariah Maynes & Adam Small

Owners of The Rush Funplex fined for violating child labor laws

Syracuse Family Fun Center LLC, the operators of The Rush Funplex has been assessed with $167k in penalties due to violations of child labor laws.
3 months ago
A baby with their mouth open....
Lindsay Aerts

Utah birth rate decline is partially due to cost, expert says

Fewer people are having children due to the demands of modern life and the financial burden they can create. One organization is working to find a solution.
3 months ago
Michelle Lee

Building stronger family relationships

Let’s Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Cheryl Cardall to get tips on building stronger family relationships.
3 months ago
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Don Brinkerhoff

Community raises $76K for West Jordan family after fatal hiking accident

Ryan Glad, 43, was hiking Topaz Mountain with his son and in-laws when the trail beneath him gave way.
4 months ago
Special Education staffing could suffer this fall....
Britt Johnson

Special Education staffing could fall short this school year

Shortages in staffing for Special Education classrooms could become a problem this fall. One person says the positions are hard to staff because they're often part-time.
4 months ago