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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints approves missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints approves missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints missionaries will be able to hear their children’s voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a year. The move […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints opposes plan to increase alcohol in Utah beer

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints opposes plan to increase alcohol in Utah beer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has come out against a proposal to allow more alcohol in Utah beer, a position that could hurt the state’s chances of joining most of the country in shedding low alcohol limits. Church lobbyist […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints president to give speech in Arizona to 68K members

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints president to give speech in Arizona to 68K members

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints President Russell M. Nelson is scheduled to deliver a devotional speech to 68,000 members of the Church Sunday near Phoenix at the stadium where the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals play. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says in […]

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Authorities: St. George stake center fire intentionally set

Authorities: St. George stake center fire intentionally set

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a fire that heavily damaged a new building for the St. George East Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was intentionally set. St. George Fire Department officials say the blaze started about 1 a.m. Saturday and burned quickly through […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members account for nearly 90 percent of state Legislature

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints members account for nearly 90 percent of state Legislature

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will account for nearly 90 percent of the Utah state Legislature this session, giving members of the faith outsized influenced in a state that is becoming slightly more religiously diverse. When the new session begins […]

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Brydger Purdy Offered A Chance To Play At Dixie State After His Mission

Brydger Purdy Offered A Chance To Play At Dixie State After His Mission

ST. GEORGE, Utah-Per the official Twitter account of former Wasatch High football star, Brydger Purdy, the Wasps’ standout will receive a chance to play college football at the Division I level. Purdy, who excelled as a receiver and strong safety for the Wasps in his high school career, has been […]

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Nov. 4 closing date set for temple renovation in St. George

Nov. 4 closing date set for temple renovation in St. George

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints says its temple in St. George, Utah, will close Nov. 4 for a major renovation expected to take several years. The Salt Lake City-based faith’s announcement Friday of the closing date says the previously announced project will […]

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints says it’s not opposed to hate-crime bill

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints says it’s not opposed to hate-crime bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thursday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints confirmed it doesn’t oppose hate-crimes legislation in Utah that includes protections for LGBT people, an announcement that could break a longtime legislative logjam on the issue. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ sought […]

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Man pleads guilty to stealing from BYU library

Man pleads guilty to stealing from BYU library

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A self-proclaimed Latter-day Saint antiquities dealer has pleaded guilty to stealing books from the Brigham Young University library. The Daily Herald reports Orem resident Kevin Mark Ronald Schuwer pleaded guilty to stealing eight books and a historic picture from the Harold B. Lee Library between September and November […]

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Lawsuit: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints failed to keep child safe from abuse

Lawsuit: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints failed to keep child safe from abuse

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year. Unlike similar lawsuits, the complaint filed Tuesday in tribal court doesn’t […]

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