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4 tips for planning a successful family hike

Hiking has many health benefits and is also great for family bonding.

Family of slain man who killed police K9 offers portrait to handler

The family of a man who shot and killed a Unified police K9 in April, who was also killed by police gunfire, offered a gift Monday to the officer who lost his dog. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Coldplay, Michael J. Fox play songs from ‘Back to the Future’ together on stage

"Back to the Future" is a favorite of Coldplay's Chris Martin and his son Moses. Michael J. Fox joined Coldplay in playing two songs from the film. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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UTubers: Mother of 35 adopted special needs children featured in ‘The Piano Gal’ YouTube video

Christie Jameson and her husband felt that they were missing someone in their family, so they adopted 35 special needs children. Read more »

July 19, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Why Victoria Beckham kissing her daughter on the lips doesn't matter

The latest debate in parent shaming makes me wonder how far we'll go in judging each other. Read more »

July 18, 2016

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'Today is my someday': Mom of 9 earns WGU degree after husband's death

Out of 8,047 students graduating from an online university based in Salt Lake City, a mother of nine kids was chosen to give the final speech at the graduation ceremony. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Springville officials finalizing plans for $18 million aquatic center

Springville officials are working hard to finalize plans by Sept. 1 for an $18 million new city aquatic center to be ready for construction beginning in October of this year. Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Program gives grandparents more children to care for

The Utah County Health Department foster grandparent program has been providing assistance to schoolchildren for 50 years. Marie Hansen, of Spanish Fork, is the department's oldest and... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: I want to be fabulously ordinary

There are so many fabulous people out there, particularly wonderful women and mothers. There is the woman I watched on a news show recently showing her success in losing 163 pounds naturally by her... Read more »

July 17, 2016

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Refugees, Utah's newest pioneers, to be featured in Days of '47 Parade float

Pioneer Day will take on a fresh meaning this year as 12 refugee communities in Utah take part in the Days of '47 Parade in downtown Salt Lake City on Monday, July 25. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Halloween haunts heat up at summer celebration

Halloween came early for hundreds who dressed up for the Halloween in Summer Festival on Saturday in Magna. Read more »

July 16, 2016

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Chris Colfer to make first visit to Utah on July 21 with tour for 5th book in Land of Stories series

Several short stories that actor Chris Colfer created as a child are incorporated into "An Author's Odyssey," the fifth book in the Land of Stories series. Colfer’s book tour stop in Utah on... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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New Utah Shakespeare Festival facilities improve theatergoers' experience while honoring the past

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new home at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts pays homage to the old while ushering in the new. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Well-cast ‘Cocoanuts’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival is sure to please Marx Brothers fans

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s comedy “The Cocoanuts” caters to a specific brand of comedy, but audiences are likely to find themselves laughing along no matter their sense of... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Humor, strong character development aid dreary ‘Henry V’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Deep character development is the greatest asset of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry V,” which has a running time just short of three hours but feels longer. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fast-paced ‘Three Musketeers’ is a clever, comical adaptation

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘The Three Musketeers’ takes a largely comical approach to the story and features elaborate sword fights aplenty. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Renovation Solutions: Beyond DIY: Tips from 'This Old House' to save on a home remodel

Tips to savings money on a home remodel beyond manual labor and without sacrificing the end result. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fresh, beautiful ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ features delightful performances

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is as fresh as if the words had just been penned. The show runs through Sept. 8. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s whimsical ‘Mary Poppins’ really is ‘practically perfect’

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg, has been infused with ample doses of whimsy and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Chris Hicks: A variety of TV series have arrived on DVD this week

A wide variety of television programs are new to DVD this week. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: 3-day genealogy event goes global

Emmalynn Kofford, 13, of the Rose Park North Stake, participates in what is being billed as the world's largest family history indexing event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: Santa celebrates Christmas in July with kids at family shelter

Samuel Galeai, 4, smiles at Santa Claus as the Salt Lake Board of Realtors holds its annual Christmas in July event at the Road Home Midvale Center on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Sandy boy with autism becomes a taekwondo world champion

Parents often want their kids to find hobbies that will help them be active and social. One 11-year-old Sandy boy is taking it to a whole new level. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Roy boys' lemonade stand raises $1,000 for families of fallen Dallas officers

Kaden and Carson Kimber wanted to help the children who lost their fathers in the Dallas police ambush, so they took on the task with a lemonade stand. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Lindon Days celebration set for Aug. 1-6

The annual Lindon Days, which runs Monday, Aug. 1, through Saturday, Aug. 6, will kick off at 4 p.m. with a car show at Lindon City Park, 200 N. State. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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UTubers: Chicago's 'Hard to Say I'm Sorry' cover released by GENTRI

The long-running and bestselling rock band, Chicago, and Utah's GENTRI have something in common: both have recently performed in Utah. Today, GENTRI released a cover of Chicago's "Hard to Say I'm... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Katy Perry releases 2016 Rio Olympic Anthem video

Katy Perry's "Rise" will be the Olympic Anthem for NBC's coverage of the Rio Games. The Opening Ceremonies will be held on Aug. 5. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Smart boys who sometimes do stupid things

No matter how many times my boys do stupid things, I always ask them the same question: Why? Their answer is always the same: “I don’t know.” Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Your complete guide to the 2016 Utah Shakespeare Festival

For Utah Shakespeare Festival founders Fred and Barbara Adams, the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts represents the fulfilment of a dream born more than five decades ago. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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The Piano Guys performing in Salt Lake for home crowd on July 16

Pianist John Schmidt of The Piano Guys shares about the group's international performances, including filming at the Seven Wonders of the World, and how they are excited to come home to Utah to... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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87-year-old man does something incredible to connect with his Alzheimer's-afflicted wife

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As the old adage says: You're never too old to learn something new. That's a concept that 87-year-old Jerry LeSeige is proving more than true after he recently picked up a woodworking hobby and... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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The Clean Cut: LA firefighters dance to Meghan Trainor song to raise cerebral palsy awareness

Finley Smallwood is a 3-year-old girl from Corona, California with cerebral palsy. A fire department in Los Angeles uploaded a dancing video in support of the Smallwood family. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: Amid tragedy, making time to get to know others

I am aware, every day, that I live in a bubble. We are only a short drive from Falcon Heights, Minnesota, where Philando Castile was shot last week. But we might as well live in a different... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Motherhood Matters: How do you value a mother?

Flipping through the newspaper a few months back, I found some really thought-provoking stuff on motherhood in a syndicated Reuter’s column by Sue Pleming called “Perspective: A Move to... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Anti-pornography group has a pointed — yet simple — message about the dangers of smut

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The XXX Church — a Christian ministry devoted to combating pornography — is warning that smut "is magnetic" and that consuming it can become a dangerous habit that entraps its users. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Linda & Richard Eyre: Top parenting ideas No. 6 — The family vision statement

Every business seems to have one — on a plaque, on the wall — an attractively worded statement of vision and purpose and goals. Families can benefit as much as businesses by developing... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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6 tips for a successful family road trip

Planning a family road trip this summer? Here are some tips for success — especially when traveling with kids. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Majority of kids think life is unfair — what can parents do?

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Human have evolved to demand fair treatments, and aren't happy when they don't receive it. Here are a few tips for parents to teach children how to make fair decisions and reduce sibling squabbles... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Arianne Brown: Athletic aptitude is as valuable as academic prowess

All too often children who excel in athletics yet struggle academically are seen as unintelligent. Recently, my youngest daughter had an experience that illustrates this point. Athletes are not... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Christian denomination becomes 'largest U.K. denomination' to allow gay marriage

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The U.K.-based United Reformed Church voted over the weekend to allow affiliated churches to perform and host same-sex weddings, though churches that oppose such nuptials won't be compelled to do so. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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UTubers: Bored Shorts TV teaches how to make snow cones

In time for the month of July, Bored Shorts TV teaches how to make snow cones in the latest cooking show video. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Police officer in Arkansas focuses on making a difference

Tommy Norman is an 18-year veteran in the police force who makes a difference in his community with his personal touch. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Quiz: How much do you know about Utahns on 'Dancing with the Stars'?

Take this quiz to test how much you know about Utahns who've been on 'Dancing with the Stars' Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Stories from books, diaries bring the dates, names and places of family history to life

Books, biographies, original writings and old photos bring to life essential data about deceased ancestors. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a program that provides scanning and... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Jim Bennett: Pokemon Go provides the illusion of accomplishment

I've learned through personal experience that smartphone games can be fun distractions, but they can also suck up way too much of your time and attention. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Seniors serving: Assisted living residents help cheer up the homeless

In honor of national "Cheer Up the Lonely Day" Monday, senior citizens gathered at Pioneer Park to bring water and cold treats to the homeless community in downtown Salt Lake City. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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UTubers: Peter Hollens, devinsupertramp create slow-motion cake throwing music video

Several Utahns get hit in the face with chocolate cake in a new music video collaboration with Peter Hollens and devinsupertramp. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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2 boys hospitalized after tree falls on family sleeping in tent in Provo

Two brothers, ages 7 and 9, were hospitalized Monday with injuries they suffered when a tree fell on their tent overnight in Provo. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Refugees get around town easier thanks to donated bicycles

Residents in a Sandy neighborhood donated more than 50 bicycles to recent refugees, giving them transportation to get around easier. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How do you do date night?

Anytime either one of us has had a particularly hard day, or when we come home from a date, or really just to say, “I love you,” it’s chocolate chip cookies. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Twitter users share love of Pokemon Go, despite reports of dangers

Despite reports of dangers, Twitter users share their Pokemon Go love. Here's how parents can keep their kids safe. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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