Amie Schaeffer

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Amie Schaeffer graduated with a degree in journalism and digital media from SLCC and is a self-proclaimed media geek. You can contact her at aschaeffer@ksl.com.

Apartment fire displaces dozens in Richfield, community jumps in to help

Community members began helping immediately with blankets and clothing. The cause of the Richfield apartment fire is still unknown.
2 months ago

Thanksgiving dinner will cost 20% more this year because of inflation

A feast for 10 with 12 menu items including a turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie mix will cost $64.05 on average — up $10.74 from last year. That breaks down to about $6.50 per person, according to the annual survey.
2 months ago

Parents welcome twins from embryos frozen 30 years ago

The embryos were created for an anonymous married couple using in-vitro fertilization. The husband was in his early 50s, and they used a 34-year-old egg donor.
2 months ago

The Great Salt Lake Collaborative wins $20,000 prize in ‘Local that Works’ contest

The Great Salt Lake Collaborative gains national recognition with the top prize in the 'Local that Works' contest. The collaboration is a group of 23 media organizations and community partners focused on the plight of the Great Salt Lake.
2 months ago

How Jell-O lost its spot as America’s favorite dessert

It was adaptable and versatile. Jell-O became a figure of speech and the state food of Utah, where the state's large Mormon population is known for its devotion to the product. Jell-O even went to space.
2 months ago

What causes lake-effect snow?

Lake-effect snow generally doesn't fall over the water because it needs the friction and topography of the land to bring out the snow.
2 months ago

Many options for helping the Great Salt Lake; the simplest — use less water

Saving Utah's Great Salt Lake has become a vital issue as it sits at it's lowest level in recorded history.
2 months ago

Utah’s October job reports

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Workforce Services released the October jobs report on Friday morning. The unemployment rate for the state held steady at 2.1%.  Utah added 56,000 jobs in the past 12 months making the current job count .1,690,000. Nationally, the unemployment rate increased by two-tenths and sits at 3.7%. The Department of […]
2 months ago

3-year-old who died in Taylorsville believed to have shot himself accidentally

Police were called to an apartment in Taylorsville just after midnight on Nov. 17, 2022. A 3-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene,
2 months ago

Huge Eiffel Tower is Lego’s tallest ever set

Lego's 10,001-piece set has three observation platforms, elevators, a broadcast tower, landscaping and a flag to top it off.
2 months ago

Artemis I mission takes flight in historic leap forward for NASA’s moon program

Orion is expected to log roughly 1.3 million miles (2 million kilometers), taking a path that will lead it farther than any other spacecraft designed for human flight has traveled, according to NASA.
2 months ago

Trump is on the defense as he prepares for expected 2024 announcement

It's a concern Trump allies are confronting head on as they privately explore ways to make the monstrous pile of cash he has raised since leaving office available to him as a presidential candidate.
3 months ago

Las Vegas ups the ante on turf buybacks: New Nevada law bans all ‘nonfunctional’ turf by 2026

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is paying her $3 a square foot to get rid of her turf, and landscaping crews that contract with the agency are tearing out the grass.
3 months ago

West Valley hit-and-run victim identified

A hit-and-run in West Valley City killed a 39-year-old on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. Police identified the victim as Joel Lewis.
3 months ago

Winter storms hitting Utah

The National Weather Service has issued severe weather warnings throughout Utah including a snow squall warning.
3 months ago

Snow squall warning issued for parts of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The National Weather Service, Salt Lake City issued a snow squall warning early Wednesday morning. In a tweet, The NWS said the warning would remain in effect until 6:30 a.m. The NWS warned of rapidly changing, possible white-out conditions. A snow squall warning is in effect until 6:30 AM MST for […]
3 months ago

Democratic pick up in Pennsylvania boosts their hopes of holding Senate

Some of the most aggressive deniers of the 2020 election results will lose their 2022 gubernatorial races, CNN projects.
3 months ago

Election Day deals: Donuts, pizza and cheap rides

Here's what you can expect from Corporate America on Election Day, including what you can get for free, or at a discount, on Tuesday.
3 months ago

Local races to watch on election day

What is on your ballot? Here are some under the radar races to local races to watch this Election Day.
3 months ago

Rep. Ferry still appearing on midterm ballot

Joel Ferry's name is still appearing on the midterm ballot. Democrats have pushed for the removal of his name before the election.
3 months ago

Power outages in South Jordan and Salt Lake Monday morning

According to Rocky Mountain Power, over 6,600 customers were without power following an outage in Salt Lake City this morning.
3 months ago

Democrats have zero room for error in Senate races as GOP House campaign builds

Making things worse for Democrats, Republicans have an enthusiasm advantage, mirroring the partisan gap ahead of the 2010 midterms, when the GOP picked up seats.
3 months ago

Daylight saving time: keep it or leave it?

Daylight saving time will end this weekend. As people move clocks back, is this a system worth keeping? Not everyone agrees.
3 months ago

Mixed bag for jobs: Employers keep hiring, but unemployment rises

The total job gains were lower than the revised September number of 315,000.
3 months ago