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Living Faith In Fear: the story of a Utah family trapped in Dubai

Abuse, threats, fear. It's all part of daily life for a Utah family trapped in the Middle East because of their Christian faith. KSL Newsradio’s Brianna Bodily begins our three part series: living your faith in fear with the story of a woman and her parents who found themselves trapped in Dubai.


Donovan Difference - Part 2

Utah Jazz ticket and apparel sales have been strong this season, but you can only partially credit the team's most recent winning streak. KSL Newsradio's Cleon Wall reports that one of the driving forces is NBA dunk champion Donovan Mitchell.


The Donovan Difference - Part 1

Utah Jazz fans seem to be connecting with this seasons team more than many other teams of the past. And it seems to be much more than the team's recent winning streak or the new jerseys. KSL Newsradio's Cleon Wall reports it has a lot to do with rookie phenom Donovan Mitchell how has taken the state and NBA by storm.


Special series: Vaping in Utah

More teens in Utah are trying e-cigarettes, and there's concern that they will be more likely to take up regular smoking and get addicted. But the growing vaping industry says e-cigarettes are a way for adults to quit regular smoking. As e-cigarettes or vaping grows, the latest device your kids may be using to hide their smoking is called a Juul. It looks like a flash drive. Since 2011, Utah youth use rates have tripled, despite the law prohibiting sales to minors. The health department...


Vaping series part four: Industry

Utah lawmakers are working to regulate e-cigarettes industry in Utah, but the industry is growing rapidly, and fighting back. Different bills have tried to address e-cigarette labeling, regulation, ingredients, and access to minors. Some 40 Utahns recently experienced side effects after vaping what they thought was synthetic cannabinoid oil, but it wasn’t. A new study from the National Academy of Sciences found e-liquids and the aerosol in the vape both contain toxins and can be...


Vaping series part three: gateway

The e-cigarette industry insists their products are not a gateway to regular tobacco. But scientists are finding otherwise. The National Academy of Sciences announced recently that vaping can be addictive and may lure teenagers to smoking. And the University of Michigan found teens were 6 to 7 times more likely to pick up regular smoking a year later. A main concern for Brittany Karzen at the Utah Department of Health, is that nicotine changes the teen brain and makes it more prone to...


Vaping series part two: teen rates

Some teens say they don’t think e-cigarettes are as bad as the real thing, and they think they look cool and taste good. In 2015, youth use of e-cigarettes in Utah was 10.5 percent. In 2017 it’s at 11.1 percent. Since 2011, Utah youth use rates have tripled, despite the law prohibiting sales to minors. The health department also says youth more likely to use e-cigarettes than any other tobacco product on the market.


President Russell M. Nelson called to lead LDS church

President Russell M. Nelson has been announced as the 17th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after the death of President Thomas S. Monson. But who is President Nelson? KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque introduces us to the LDS leader through the people who know him best.


President Thomas S. Monson's love of Scouting

A look back at the life of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson who passed away at the age of 90 and his love of scouting. Monson always proudly shared he was a friend to scouting. He encouraged many young men to pursue obtaining the Eagle Scout award. KSL Newsradio's Randall Jeppesen tells us the story.


Late LDS Church president recalled for business acumen

Longtime friends say, President Thomas S. Monson, who died Tuesday at age 90, had success in the corporate world that shaped him for success at the helm of a worldwide church.


President Monson's Family Life

We're remembering the life of President Thomas S. Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Monson had three children, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. He often spoke of his beloved wife, Frances. KSL Newsradio's Mary Richards has an in-depth look at President Monson's family life.


Church President remembered for legacy of service

President Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died last night at the age of 90. The church says his family was by his side. President Monson served as a senior leader in the church for more than five decades. There are many stories of his service, but that principle is the legacy he left behind for the church. KSL Newsradio's Marc Giauque has more.


Mormons remember President Monson's gift of humor

After the death of President Thomas S. Monson, leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, many LDS faithful are remembering their prophet's talent for humor and storytelling. He used funny stories to illustrate life lessons in talks at priesthood sessions and general conference meetings over the years. Mormons say President Monson laughed at himself as much as anyone else in his storytelling. KSL Newsradio's Becky Bruce reports.


Honor Flight of Vietnam vets from Utah take part in National Archives event

The war in Vietnam was one with concentric casualties, leaving more than 58,000 American soldiers dead, and scores more fighting personal battles even decades after they returned. This week as President Trump visits Vietnam in an effort to strengthen relations between the two countries, in Washington DC, they’ll open up a new exhibit at the National Archives about the Vietnam War. And a group of veterans from Utah will be there. They’re part of Utah's Honor Flight program. Nearly 4 dozen...


Long-form: Interview with a Recovering Addict, Part 2

A recovering opioid addict, Casey, talks about how he became addicted to prescription pain pills and what ultimately led him into treatment and eventually recovery from that addiction.


Long-form: Interview with a Recovering Opioid Addict

A recovering opioid addict, Rachel, talks about how she became addicted to prescription pain pills and what ultimately led her into treatment and eventually recovery from that addiction.


Recovering addicts talk opioids, treatment

Utah and the nation is grappling with an opioid addiction epidemic, one that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have now declared a public health emergency. Two Utahns shared their stories of addiction, treatment and recovery with KSL Newsradio's Mary Richards. They told her the majority of addicts who use pain pills to get high are getting those drugs from a friend or family member - in many cases, handed over willingly.


Remembering Elder Robert D. Hales

KSL Newsradio's Becky Bruce takes a look back at the life and legacy of Elder Robert D. Hales of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. A native of New York, the LDS apostle played baseball and served as a fighter pilot before his successful career in business and eventual calling to serve in the Mormon church.


Grieving father spreads awareness of altitude sickness

A man whose healthy, strong teen son died unexpectedly of altitude sickness is hoping to spread awareness about the illness -- and what the signs and symptoms are that might help someone else from falling victim. KSL Newsradio's Paul Nelson reports.


Who Is Ben Shapiro?

A group of students is organizing at the University of Utah, in hopes of "shutting down" a controversial speaker who drew forceful protests at UC Berkeley. But the U supports the invite for former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro, saying the way to support free speech is to allow more of it, not less, even if you find it disagreeable. Shapiro speaks at the invitation of Young Americans for Freedom, a student group. Another group, Students for a Democratic Society, is behind a planned protest...