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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?
Utah hunting guide charged with baiting bear for Trump Jr., leading separate 'canned hunt'

Utah hunting guide charged with baiting bear for Trump Jr., leading separate 'canned hunt'

Pat Reavy, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 6:00 p.m.

A Utah big game hunting guide is facing a felony accusing him of baiting a bear that was killed by Donald Trump, Jr. during a 2018 hunting trip in eastern Utah.
Priceless seeds, sprouts key to Utah's post-wildfire recovery

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to Utah's post-wildfire recovery

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 3:48 p.m.

A massive fire churning through New Mexico highlights the need for collecting more seed, building more nurseries and planting more seedlings. The center is one of only a few such nurseries in the U.S.
Hugs help women face stress, study says. Men, you are out of luck

Hugs help women face stress, study says. Men, you are out of luck

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted May 23 - 2:55 p.m.

You have a big test, a difficult conversation or a stressful day ahead — how much of a difference could a hug from your partner make on your state of mind?
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.
'When stunt doubles marry': How one Ogden couple set themselves on fire in holy matrimony

'When stunt doubles marry': How one Ogden couple set themselves on fire in holy matrimony

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 8:22 p.m.

Two stunt doubles from Ogden recently wed with flames on their backs. A video of the wedding has gone viral, showing millions what happens when stunt doubles marry.
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.
Have You Seen This? Camera gets launched at 1K mph

Have You Seen This? Camera gets launched at 1K mph

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 4:48 p.m.

If you suffer from motion sickness, you might want to skip this video.
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.
'Wipe Out' band to play at Rat Fink Reunion in Utah

'Wipe Out' band to play at Rat Fink Reunion in Utah

Brian Champagne for KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 9:41 a.m.

You've heard the song "Wipe Out" from 1962. You may have heard of the hot-rod monster, Rat Fink. Now the two are coming together in Manti this summer — for free.
How this Utah company went from basement offices to becoming a big e-learning business

How this Utah company went from basement offices to becoming a big e-learning business

Logan Stefanich, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22 - 8:21 a.m.

Andrew Scivally started eLearning Brothers out of his basement. Now, his learning and development products support over 90% of Fortune 500 companies.
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.
How to become more grateful, and why that will make you happier, healthier and more resilient

How to become more grateful, and why that will make you happier, healthier and more resilient

David G. Allan, CNN  |  Posted May 21 - 9:10 p.m.

If you really think about it, so many of us should be in a perpetual state of gratitude.
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.
Climate data: How does Utah's current drought compare with the 20-year average?

Climate data: How does Utah's current drought compare with the 20-year average?

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 11:11 a.m.

Utah and the West have had fewer droughts than other regions in the nation. The difference is every drought is longer and more severe, per a recent study.
Ogden museum to display historic artifacts from Al Capone, Butch Cassidy, Einstein on Saturday

Ogden museum to display historic artifacts from Al Capone, Butch Cassidy, Einstein on Saturday

Jacob Scholl, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 6:26 p.m.

Ogden's 25th Street Museum will celebrate its reopening with a free open house featuring a special collection of historical artifacts from Ogden and around the world.
Have You Seen This? A fly's reaction time is oddly mesmerizing

Have You Seen This? A fly's reaction time is oddly mesmerizing

John Clyde for KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 3:34 p.m.

There isn't a lot to this video, but I love it for some reason.
$11M awarded to 85 outdoors projects in Utah. Here's what's in the works

$11M awarded to 85 outdoors projects in Utah. Here's what's in the works

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 1:25 p.m.

Utah's Office of Outdoor Recreation announced this week that it is sending nearly $11 million in transient room tax revenue and legislative funding to 85 outdoor recreation-themed projects all over Utah.
Montpelier Idaho Temple site selected less than 2 months after it was announced

Montpelier Idaho Temple site selected less than 2 months after it was announced

Trent Toone, Deseret News  |  Posted May 20 - 10:29 a.m.

A location has been selected for the Montpelier Idaho Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday.
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.
Long-range forecast: Utah's in for another hot summer but precipitation outlook remains unclear

Long-range forecast: Utah's in for another hot summer but precipitation outlook remains unclear

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 6:20 a.m.

Last year produced Utah's hottest summer on record. That record could already be jeopardy.
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.
Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Why this year's historic homes tour focuses on one of Salt Lake's earliest neighborhoods

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 12:45 p.m.

A few historic homes in Salt Lake City will be open to tour for Saturday's Historic Homes Tour.
Twitter will now label and suppress misinformation surrounding armed conflict and other crises

Twitter will now label and suppress misinformation surrounding armed conflict and other crises

Brian Fung, CNN Business  |  Posted May 19 - 12:30 p.m.

Twitter will now apply warning labels to — and cease recommending — claims that outside experts have identified as misinformation during fast-moving times of crisis, the social media company said Thursday.
'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.
Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Why Utah is trading 161,000 acres of Bears Ears with the federal government

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 18 - 8:42 p.m.

State lawmakers approved a land swap that would transfer 161,000 acres currently managed by the Utah School and Institutional Lands Trust Administration to the federal government.
Why Utah's native cutthroat trout might not be as dumb as some anglers think

Why Utah's native cutthroat trout might not be as dumb as some anglers think

Robert Williamson, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 18 - 8:10 p.m.

Cutthroat trout are easy to catch and don't fight as hard, but maybe the cutthroat is not as dumb as some anglers think. It should be admired for its ability to survive near extinction, even if there has been a little help from humankind.
Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Do not open until 2122: Utah Capitol time capsule returns home with poignant message

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 7:11 p.m.

Utah leaders resealed a time capsule at the state Capitol with the hope it helps Utahns 100 years from now understand the efforts to make the state a better place.
Have You Seen This? Oodles and oodles of antelope

Have You Seen This? Oodles and oodles of antelope

Grant Olsen for KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 5:30 p.m.

I'm willing to bet a crisp $100 bill that you've never seen this many antelope at one time.
Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Court must decide if an elephant is a person

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Updated May 18 - 12:19 p.m.

Is an Asian elephant also a person? That's the question before New York's highest court Wednesday in a closely watched case over whether a basic human right can be extended to an animal.
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.
Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

Bad Kitty: Town grounds cats to save rare birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 18 - 8:47 a.m.

What a cat-astrophe! Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August to protect a rare bird during its breeding season.
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.
Police set up a 'bear'-icade to let bear safely cross US 89 in Ephraim

Police set up a 'bear'-icade to let bear safely cross US 89 in Ephraim

Arianne Brown, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 7:32 p.m.

Why did the brown bear want to cross the road? We're not exactly sure, but it did so safely Tuesday thanks to helpful officers from the Ephraim Police Department.
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.
Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Have You Seen This? Steve Aoki may have thrown the worst first pitch, ever

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 6:29 p.m.

The award-winning DJ and record producer threw what many are calling the worst first pitch of all time Monday before a Red Sox game in Boston.
President Dallin H. Oaks: 5 ways Latter-day Saints can defend truth with love

President Dallin H. Oaks: 5 ways Latter-day Saints can defend truth with love

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 5:41 p.m.

Latter-day Saint young adults should be loving and avoid contentious debates while standing fast on matters of church doctrine, President Dallin H. Oaks , first counselor in the First Presidency, said Tuesday at Ensign College in Salt Lake City.
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.
Provo church hopes to raise $50K in three weeks to get pipe organ

Provo church hopes to raise $50K in three weeks to get pipe organ

Debbie Worthen, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 17 - 4:12 p.m.

A Provo church has launched a campaign called "Preserving the Pipes" as part of a bigger renovation project involving two churches, one massive organ and the effort to move it.
FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

FDA clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids ages 5 to 11

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Updated May 17 - 1:31 p.m.

U.S. regulators have authorized a COVID-19 vaccine booster for healthy children ages 5 to 11.
Whale shark study finds collisions with large vessels may be factor in population decline

Whale shark study finds collisions with large vessels may be factor in population decline

Michael Lee  |  Posted May 17 - 9:37 a.m.

A new U.K. study is pointing to collisions with large marine vessels as a possible reason for the yearslong decline in whale shark populations.
New federal funding is coming for environmental projects. Here are 12 projects happening in Utah

New federal funding is coming for environmental projects. Here are 12 projects happening in Utah

Kyle Dunphey, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 7:43 a.m.

Funds from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill continue to trickle to the West.
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.
Passenger who landed plane after pilot collapsed says 'hand of God' was with him

Passenger who landed plane after pilot collapsed says 'hand of God' was with him

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 8:20 p.m.

A Florida man with no flying experience who kept his cool while landing a small plane says the "hand of God" was with him after the pilot collapsed at the controls.
This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

This structure will remain after the rest of the Utah State Prison is torn down

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 7:11 p.m.

The Point of the Mountain State Land Authority Board agreed that a 61-year-old building on the outgoing prison site is worthy of preservation.
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.
Black bear relocated after jaunt around Morgan. Is the drought to blame?

Black bear relocated after jaunt around Morgan. Is the drought to blame?

Ashley Imlay and Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated May 16 - 11:01 a.m.

Wildlife officials say bear "conflicts," like one that happened near Morgan High School Monday morning, may increase this year because of the drought.
Pleasant Grove community rallies to preserve the iconic 'G'

Pleasant Grove community rallies to preserve the iconic 'G'

Matt Rascon, KSL-TV  |  Posted May 16 - 10:05 a.m.

The iconic "G" that has been a landmark in Pleasant Grove and Utah County for decades isn't what it used to be, and the community is rallying to restore it.
Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

Damian Dovarganes, Christopher Weber and Deepa Bharath, Associated Press  |  Posted May 16 - 9:30 a.m.

A man opened fire in a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five others before worshippers detained him by hog-tying his legs with an electrical cord until authorities arrived.
Why the number of wildlife refugees is on the rise in Utah

Why the number of wildlife refugees is on the rise in Utah

Zakary Sonntag, Deseret News  |  Posted May 16 - 9:09 a.m.

A new generation of Utah wildlife is coming to life, but the drought and breakneck development have pinched resources and natural habitats, steepening animals' odds of survival.