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Thousands enjoy the 169th Days of '47 Parade in Salt Lake City

The date July 24 may not hold meaning for some, but to Utahns, it marks an important celebration.

Macy's City Creek Center issues call for candy window display artists

Macy’s City Creek Center is accepting proposals from artists interested in creating a holiday-themed candy window display, according to a news release. The theme is Sinclair Oil's 100th... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Avengers, other heroes to assemble at Lagoon for charity roller-coaster ride

The superheroes of the Kids Heroes Foundation are planning a two-hour roller-coaster marathon at Lagoon in Farmington on Monday to raise funds for families in need. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Eclectic mix of movies in various genres arrives on DVD, Blu-ray this week

A moving documentary about a rape survivor, a couple of kids flicks, uplifting independent films and Hollywood-genre staples are all represented in an eclectic collection of DVD and Blu-ray... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Kohl's Cares back-to-school collection features Clifford the Big Red Dog

A new selection of items with a back-to-school theme, many featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog, is available at Kohl’s stores through September as part of the Kohl’s Cares program,... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Book review: 'Neither Snow Nor Rain' is a compelling history of the US Postal Service

America's postal system, which dates back to colonial times, remains vital even now, as demonstrated in Devin Leonard's "Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service." Read more »

July 9, 2016

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2 recently released books offer a spin on the story of Peter Pan

Two recently released books, "Unhooked" and "Everland," offer a spin on the well-known story of Peter Pan. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Kiersten White's novel 'And I Darken' explores what if Vlad the Impaler was female

Author Kiersten White explores if Vlad the Impaler, who inspired Dracula, was female — Ladislav, known as Lada. "And I Darken" explores the formative childhood of Lada and Radu and also what... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Music studies are hard, lonely work for Juilliard-trained Utahn, 'but it's always worth it'

Sherri Jensen wanted a farm to instill work ethic and responsibility in her 8 children. She used music instead, and one of them has graduated from Juilliard with a master's degree in viola... Read more »

July 9, 2016

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'Secret Life of Pets' is more or less your standard talking animal movie (+Points for parents)

Even though the heart of the film is fairly routine, “Secret Life of Pets” is bracketed with explicit acknowledgment of the unique relationship between loving owners and their pets. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Thousands of weevils deployed along Jordan River to help rid trail of goatheads

The Jordan River Commission and several dozen volunteers helped release 25,000 puncturevine weevils along the Jordan River Parkway Trail Friday to help rid the trail corridor of persistent,... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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UTubers: 'Ghostbusters' violin, piano cover by returned LDS missionary and 'Chris the Pianist'

BYU graduate Rob Landes and "Chris the Pianist" uploaded a new music video cover of "Ghostbusters." Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Utah girl born without arms featured by international publication

The Green family has experienced many joys and trials. In addition to their three biological children, they have adopted seven special-needs children from China. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Moving 'Music of Strangers' celebrates the cultural voices of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble

“The Music of Strangers” is a moving and contemplative portrait of a powerful subject, and an argument for how much of that power is dependent on the people who create it. Read more »

July 8, 2016

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Best ways to cope with recent violent deaths of youths? Connect, talk it out and seek help, experts say

Experts recommend that people attempting to process the recent spate of violent deaths of five youths plug into their respective communities, talk and, if needed, seek the help of a variety of... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts dedicated as new home for Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City was dedicated Thursday morning. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Five for Families: Films based on Roald Dahl books

The stories of an oversized peach, a magical chocolate factory and a girl with special powers have transformed Roald Dahl's books into some iconic films. The imagination of the English storyteller... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Chris Hicks: Streaming is making inroads but DVDs and Blu-rays are far from 'dead'

The internet is full of doomsayers claiming that “discs are dead,” but DVDs and Blu-rays are doing fine, thank you, and show no signs of waning. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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11 popular misconceptions about Tarzan and his adventures

A brief list of a few things you might think you know about Edgar Rice Burroughs' iconic character but probably have wrong. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Jim Bennett: Sexism or no sexism, 'Ghostbusters' doesn't look very funny

“If you don’t see ‘Ghostbusters,’ you’re a misogynist” doesn’t strike me as a very effective marketing tagline. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Throwback Thursday: BYU athletes and their 'little dating community'

One year ago today, the Deseret News shared the story of BYU athletes' "little dating community" and the marriages that have started at the Student Athlete Building on campus. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Summer at the cinema: Theaters offer summer movie options geared toward children, families

Several theaters throughout Utah are offering family friendly movie options this summer, including SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Water Gardens Theatres in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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UTubers: 'High School Musical' gets a makeover from 'Bad Lip Reading'

"Bad Lip Reading" and Disney XD recreated "High School Musical," with a completely new script. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Chipotle releases cartoon video, featuring Backstreet Boys song

Chipotle Mexican Grill uploaded a short film about the importance of quality and freshness. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Dad sets out on biblical quest to 'build the next generation of godly men'

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Kent Evans is on a mission to help American dads "build the next generation of godly men" — a quest that he's accomplishing through a non-profit organization he launched called "Manhood... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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NHMU to host DNA Festival Saturday

The Natural History Museum of Utah will offer its DNA Festival Saturday in conjunction with the exhibit "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code." Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Disparities in hourly wages reflect race, gender and education

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A new study shows that white men in the United States still make more in hourly wages than most other demographics. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Report: Politics, income influence Utahns' concerns about homelessness

Less than half of conservative Utahns rate homelessness and poverty of high concern compared with 75 percent of liberals, according to a new Utah Foundation report. People's incomes also appeared... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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UTubers: Utah Olympic Park featured in DevinSupertramp video

Devin Graham, also known as DevinSupertramp, is a Utah videographer whose latest extreme video was filmed at the Utah Olympic Park at a "Slip & Soar" event. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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The Clean Cut: NBA MVP Stephen Curry crosses up camper at BYU-Hawaii

Over the July 4th weekend, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry hosted a camp at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Utah family says son and his new bride are in Venezuelan jail

The Holt family hasn't heard from their son, Josh, since last week when he was likely jailed in Caracas, Venezuela. They believe he is being framed and accused of being a U.S. spy. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Christian teacher who was fired for not divorcing her husband wins wrongful termination battle. Here are the bizarre details.

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A British teacher has won a court battle after being fired for refusing to separate from her husband following his arrest and detainment for secretly recording young boys — a bizarre case... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Amy Iverson: Anonymous apps that parents should delete from their kids' phones

There are a slew of anonymous apps out there that teens are using. Anonymity online has become a useful and scary tool for cyberbullying. This article talks about ways kids are using these apps,... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Bountiful Handcart Days set for July 22-23

The Bountiful Handcart Days festivities will be held Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, and will include a parade, entertainment, food and games. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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How 'geeky families' can love tech but also set limits

The process of mutual sharing in media consumption was the topic of a panel during FanXperience, and several experts shared perspectives on how such practices can protect children and encourage... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Youthlinc connects Utah teens to local, international service opportunities

Youthlinc is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting teens to local and international service opportunities. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Single women served by The Road Home last year up 151% from a decade ago

The Road Home's new annual report indicates triple-digit percentage increases in the numbers of families and single women served in fiscal year 2015 than a decade ago. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Michelle Singletary: A financial spin on The Game of Life

Parents are often looking for ways to teach their children to be good money managers. Michelle Singletary suggests a version of The Game of Life. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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How to turn one lemon into a loaf cake

Requiring one medium lemon and a few pantry items, you'll want to dive into this loaf of cake recipe. It's nice for summertime dining. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Dave Ramsey: Stopping the family guilt trips

By consistently giving or loaning your parents money, you’ve lost respect for them in the process. The relationship has become strained, and that’s a tough thing for anyone to deal with... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Amy Choate-Nielsen: Learning to face fears generation after generation

I shattered my son's expectations one day when I admitted I do get scared sometimes. But he didn't know the half of it. Here's to all the scaredy-cats who face the world one day at a time —... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Digitizing books by the dozens

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed a sophisticated system for digitizing and storing books and other historical items that makes information available to those who are... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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BYU Spectacular to feature Gladys Knight, Peter Hollens and Lexi Walker

Gladys Knight, Peter Hollens and Lexi Walker will share the same Marriott Center stage on Oct. 15 at the 2016 BYU Spectacular, a staple of the university’s homecoming week celebrations. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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The Clean Cut: Police officer surprises family during July 4th weekend

Jason James and his family were surprised when a police officer stopped by his house to let the children play in the police car and wear sheriff stickers. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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UTubers: Utah entertainers and YouTubers celebrate Independence Day through video

YouTube channels belonging to David Archuleta, Brad and Hailey Devine, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir highlighted Fourth of July traditions and music. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Former KSL news anchor, BYU alum balances life as stay-at-home, working mom

Jennifer Stagg used to spend her nights covering the top story of the day, now she finds herself in the everyday trenches of motherhood. Although she no longer is on the 10 o'clock news, she has... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Friends, Make-a-Wish Foundation support family of girl fighting melanoma

As 3-year-old Ruby Thackery plays soccer in her backyard in Sandy, you'd never know she is fighting stage 4 melanoma. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah recently announced it will grant her wish to... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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1 year later, Bountiful woman still ailing from unsolved hit-and-run

For Nina Jacobs, the Fourth of July carries an entirely different significance. She was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in 2015 and still has a long road to recovery. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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The academy includes more women, people of color, on its board

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The Motion Picture Academy Board elections have become hot ballots for the first time in recent memory as Hollywood continues to battle its alleged diversity problem. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Independence Day takes on new meaning for Utah survivors of Brussels airport terror attack

Independence Day took on new meaning for three former LDS Church missionaries who survived the Brussels airport attack in March. The three were honored as the grand marshals of Monday's Freedom... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Capture it: The 10 best cameras for summer travel and family activities

From graduations and senior trips to vacations and backyard barbecues, summer is the time when memories are made — and recorded. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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