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SALT LAKE CITY -- A pair of Mormon missionaries died this week -- bringing the total number of deaths of proselyting members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to 12 this year.This week's deaths came on consecutive days, one in Mexico and the other in California.On Wednesday, Daniel Kunz, 20, of Victor, Idaho, was electrocuted...
Oct 11 2013 - 3:57pm
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Oct 11 2013 - 3:25pm
SALT LAKE CITY -- The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced various leadership changes at the Oct. 5 afternoon session of the Church's 183rd Semiannual General Conference.
The priesthood session of General Conference last Saturday, Oct. 5, was live on BYU-TV, available through digital receivers, cable and satellite providers, as well as the Internet.The messages from the Conference Center pulpit were delivered with speeches on gospel fundamentals, recovering from setbacks, performing spiritual and temporal service...
OGDEN -- Stories of being bullied, getting kicked out of homes, even suicide attempts were shared by individuals who have experienced them firsthand because they identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wendy and Tom Montgomery went door-to-door in their California neighborhood in 2008 campaigning for the passage of an anti-gay marriage proposition. They were among thousands of faithful Mormons following the direction of a church that spent millions on the cause.Then they learned last year that their 15-year-old son is gay -- a...
SALT LAKE CITY -- Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints heard their leader mourn the loss of his wife, Francis, since the last worldwide gathering, on Sunday during the 183rd Semiannual General Conference."To say that I miss her does not begin to convey the depth of my feelings," said President Thomas S. Monson on Sunday...
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Oct 6 2013 - 5:07pm
SALT LAKE CITY -- A top Mormon leader says more states and nations may legalize same-sex marriage in the future, but human laws cannot "make moral what God has declared immoral."
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Ogden Tabernacle Choir to sing in Salt Lake Tabernacle Tomorrow." That was an April 7, 1917 headline in the Ogden Standard-Examiner.Yes, Ogden boasted its own Tabernacle Choir for some 86 years in the past and often it competed directly with the Salt Lake Tabernacle Choir.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is moving its missionaries in Ukraine after military tensions escalated between that country and Russia.The church announced the move Saturday on its online newsroom, saying church officials were opting for caution.
FARMINGTON -- Several months ago, Davis County Chief Deputy Kevin Fielding met with a representative from a nearby school who expressed concerns about being so close to the county jail. Fielding, who oversees all operations at the jail, took the concern in stride.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Mormons in the United States are heavily concentrated in the West, with Utah having by far the most members, a new Gallup survey shows.
Federal authorities are looking for leads in a hate crime directed at members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in southern Idaho that occurred nearly four months ago.The vandalism and threats were spray painted on several Idaho meetinghouses in the southeastern area of the state near Chubbock and Pocatello. Several male genitalia...
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Feb 21 2014 - 6:21pm
SALT LAKE CITY -- Initial tests of white powder that was found Friday in an envelope and prompted the partial evacuation of a LDS Church office building revealed the substance was not dangerous or explosive, authorities said.
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OGDEN -- The Rev. Theresa Novak, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, has announced she is leaving Utah after seven years because she is tired of the view Utahns have of gay people."It really is hard to leave in a lot of ways," she said. "It's time."Novak, 63, is a lesbian woman who raised three children and fostered several...
Jan 22 2014 - 12:47pm
SALT LAKE CITY -- The LDS Church has reaffirmed its stand on alcohol legislation in Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY -- President Thomas S. Monson urged LDS Church members to engage in an ongoing missionary effort, even as he announced church membership worldwide has reached 15 million and the total number of missionaries has increased from 58,500 in October 2012 to 80,333 today.Monson opened the church's 183rd Semiannual General Conference on...
Aug 30 2013 - 5:36pm
After two years of construction, the Ogden 4th Ward Chapel will be rededicated on Sept. 6, 2013. The building, located on Jefferson Ave. was completed in 1937. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack
Spectators gather to witness the placing of the the Angel Moroni a top the Ogden LDS Temple.
Oct 5 2012 - 8:19pm
OGDEN -- From his cell at the Idaho State Correctional Institution, Gregory L. Seamons wrote last month to an Ogden woman about soon being paroled after being in prison for second-degree kidnapping since 2007. The neatly penned two-page letter makes no mention that he had already been interviewed by Ogden detectives, who, through DNA evidence,...
Aug 14 2012 - 7:20pm
BRIGHAM CITY -- The pride of many Brigham City residents and their heritage is displayed prominently in the new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there."It's very much, architecturally, a pioneer historic temple," said Elder William R. Walker during a media tour of the building Tuesday.He noted the similarity of the church'...