Lois M. Collins
Lois M. Collins is a reporter and columnist for the Deseret News. While she writes primarily on family issues for the national and news sections, she also writes a biweekly column and her work appears often in the feature section. Collins spent most of her childhood in Idaho Falls and graduated a long time ago from the University of Utah with a degree in communications. She's won numerous national, regional and local writing awards, but is most proud of the fact she once stepped out of a perfectly good airplane in midair for a story. She and her husband, Beaux, have two nearly grown daughters and live in Salt Lake City. She uses her middle initial because there are a LOT of Lois Collinses out there.
Mar 14, 2019 10:00 pm MDTWhat people with Down syndrome can teach us about living in the moment When Adam and Stephanie Benton first held son MIlo, they had no idea he had Down syndrome. Learning what he needs will present some challenges, but loving him's as easy as anything they've ever done, his mom says.
Mar 7, 2019 10:00 pm MSTInternational Women's Day: Is it really a day for all women? At a moment in American history that includes deep ideological divisions, some wonder if people of different backgrounds and ideas, or on opposite sides of a political gulf can all embrace International Women's Day.
Mar 6, 2019 9:00 am MSTLois Collins: How do you heal after a domestic violence murder? Juli Stimus was murdered by her estranged husband in Brevard County, Florida. In the years since, her little sister Dee Fournier has struggled to make sense of it and build something positive in the aftermath. She thinks she's finally figured it out.
Feb 27, 2019 10:14 am MSTDoes it matter where a baby is born? New report rates states on how well they help babies thrive Zero to Three just released its first deep dive into what kind of start America's babies are given and the effect if they don't get to thrive. One finding: Where a baby is born has great impact on how well that child will do.
Feb 23, 2019 3:30 pm MSTUtah man has dire need for new liver to replace the one his mother gave him when he was a baby Liver transplants have changed since Kelton Bronson got a small section of his mom's liver nearly 30 years ago. Now the Box Elder deputy is in need of a transplant again — and hopes folks will come through for him and for the others who wait.
Feb 20, 2019 8:00 am MSTLois Collins: Social media content can be fake, humorous or a parody. Let's label it. Years ago, advertisers were forced to label as ads the content they created that's designed to look like factual news. Has the time come to require that those who create content that's misleading to attach a label to it to help consumers sort it out?