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Year-round scholarships help with rising college costs

With high inflation, it’s tricky for families with college-bound students to find enough money in their budget to cover the rising costs.
1 day ago

Utah woman helping create diversity, inclusion in tech industry

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a Utah woman is creating a space for more diversity in the tech industry.
2 days ago

Cedar City to honor beloved teacher with a park

There’s an effort underway in Cedar City to honor a beloved teacher who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year.
4 days ago

USU professor studying ways to limit bad parent behavior at youth games

Parents behaving badly at youth sporting events is growing more common across the nation and something we've seen play out here in Utah in recent weeks.
5 days ago

20 semifinalist options for new Utah state flag unveiled at Capitol

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson unveiled the 20 semifinalist designs that are in the running to become Utah's new state flag on Thursday.
9 days ago

Utah students celebrate Hispanic Heritage month

In honor of Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, some Utah college students are sharing all the things that make them unique.
9 days ago

Inaugural Utah Parenting Summit aims to provide families with real-world solutions

Experts will conduct six workshops, focusing on topics such as forming a stronger relationship with your kids and learning strategies to become more effective parents.
10 days ago

Tips for your safety during National Preparedness Month

September is designated as National Preparedness Month: set aside to help people think ahead and take action to be ready in case of an emergency.
18 days ago

One dead after a ‘domestic situation’ in SLC, police say

Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a "domestic violence-related homicide" of a 27-year-old man. 
19 days ago

Two fires spark during record hot September

The record-breaking September heat is posing some challenges for fire crews in Ogden. The Valley Fire, originally named the Rainbow Fire, forced more evacuations overnight.
24 days ago

Living Color Gala to honor individuals, groups fostering diversity in Utah

One state organization is celebrating diversity this week as they honor people and businesses who have made strides in our community.
24 days ago

Doctors advise how to prevent melanoma, starting at a young age

Doctor Yelena Wu with Huntsman Cancer Institute said preventing sunburns in childhood is the one thing we can do to prevent melanoma later in life.
25 days ago

Officials reminding Utahns to stay safe and expect crowds this Labor Day

Whether out on the water, on the road or spending time in the mountains this Labor Day, public safety leaders are reminding Utahns to be prepared for crowds.
26 days ago

Groups voice opposition to UDOT’s plans for Little Cottonwood gondola

Groups and communities surrounding Little Cottonwood Canyon are voicing their disappointment after the Utah Department of Transportation chose to move forward with plans for a gondola to alleviate the canyon's congestion. 
1 month ago

Mental health tips for parents of kids heading to college

Dropping off a college freshman is a bittersweet moment. Your child’s world is about to change and so is yours, and that can be hard to take in for some of us.
1 month ago

Mental health resources for U of U students

Navigating a new chapter as an incoming college freshman or even a returning student can be overwhelming. At the University of Utah, mental health first responders are stationed at each dorm ready to listen and provide support.
1 month ago

Box Elder County students head back to class

Students in Box Elder County kicked off their first day of school Monday morning -- some in a brand-new building.
1 month ago

Utah families feeling financial burden of school fees

The cost of sending children to school can add up from clothing to school supplies. Add on student fees, and it can be a hardship for some families.
1 month ago

Canyons School District implementing new school lunch program

During the pandemic, Utah students got to eat school meals for free thanks to federal waivers.
2 months ago

Utah to celebrate 10 years of Pacific Island Heritage Month

We are celebrating Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month. This year is a special one - commemorating the official declaration made 10 years ago.
2 months ago

Experts advise teens how to prepare economically in this time of uncertainty

One expert says inflation will most likely impact the class of 2023 as they look to either continue their education or find a job.
2 months ago

Some criticize Family Security Act for its citizen requirement

Senator Mitt Romney has unveiled a plan that he says will bring money to millions of families. But the group, Comunidades Unidas, argues it excludes undocumented families who struggle.
2 months ago

Salt Lake police announce new substation inside Smith’s Ballpark

Police announced Thursday that they’re taking a first step to be more visible in the Ballpark community with the opening of a new substation inside Smith’s Ballpark.
2 months ago

Salt Lake Co. offers workshop for teens struggling with body image

For the first time, Salt Lake County Youth Services is offering a free workshop for teens who struggle with body image issues.
2 months ago