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.
Apr 9, 2019 10:08 pm MDTVaccination exemptions are under fire as the measles outbreak grows nationwide. Here's what you need to know As nearly 400 measles cases are reported across 15 states, officials report a backlash against exemptions to mandatory vaccination to attend school. And some communities are taking steps to keep the unvaccinated at home.
Apr 3, 2019 8:00 am MDTLois Collins: I don't love rap and never heard of Nipsey Hussle 'til he died; here's why I'm mourning his death The first time I ever heard Nipsey Hussle's name, it was a news story about his murder. The second story was more interesting — and complicated. His life is a reminder that goodness comes in many forms and we should all leave something worth praise.
Mar 28, 2019 7:10 pm MDTUtah deputy home after liver transplant; next step regaining strength Box Elder County sheriff's deputy Kelton Bronson is home in Corinne after nearly two months in the hospital and a liver transplant, which was his second. When he was a baby, he got a section of his mother's liver that lasted nearly three decades.
Mar 28, 2019 5:00 am MDTHigh-profile suicides of people affected by Parkland, Sandy Hook shootings raise question of how to help those who struggle after trauma The deaths of three people with ties to mass school shootings has families, friends and others wondering what to watch for and how to help those who are wrestling with post-traumatic challenges.
Mar 25, 2019 10:00 pm MDTFormer Utah TV personality Casey Scott invites podcast listeners along on his addiction-recovery journey Casey Scott is known for being both fun and funny, but there was nothing humorous about the DUI and car accident that hurt others and left him handcuffed to a hospital bed. Now he's working on sobriety — and a podcast to help other addicts.