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LDS leader says protections on religious freedom erode

The Associated Press
Apr 20 2014 - 5:34pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A high-ranking Mormon leader said he believes protections for religious freedom of speech are eroding.

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Atheists take aim at LDS Church with national conference in SLC

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 1:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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With Fawn McKay Brodie, there was little neutrality among Mormons

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 11:52am

Next year, it'll be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fawn McKay in Weber County. It's pretty safe to say that there is no one left who witnessed the extremely intelligent Huntsville youngster who moved through college in her mid-teens and was teaching English at Weber College by age 19.Even today, there's precious little neutrality among...

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LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

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Ordain Women movement good for LDS discussion

Contributed, Meg Sanders
Apr 9 2014 - 5:36pm

I stopped following my LDS faith when I was about 19 years old. My separation wasn't bitter, my feelings weren't hurt, and for the most part I harbor no ill will. The faith I was raised with doesn't jive with my beliefs of today.

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LDS Church leaders warn of trouble ahead and sources of strength

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 5 2014 - 4:39pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A message of both "whirlwinds" ahead and hope to get through those struggles was shared by those who spoke Saturday at the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.President Thomas S. Monson set the tone by opening with a story about a rainstorm during a large celebration featuring a huge...

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Just my ticket: Banned from Temple Square

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 5 2014 - 3:28pm

Occasionally, I'm invited to speak to school groups about writing, or journalism, or even about how on earth it's possible that a guy like me isn't unemployed and homeless.I know. Who in his or her right mind would place me-of-all-people in a room full of impressionable, young minds? Sometimes, educators exhibit a deplorable lack of common sense....

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Protests planned for LDS conference

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 4 2014 - 3:19pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 100,000 Latter-day Saints are expected to gather in Salt Lake City this weekend to find out church news and soak up words of guidance and inspiration from the faith's top leaders.During The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' biannual general conference, leaders will give speeches and make announcements about...

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LDS leader says protections on religious freedom erode

The Associated Press
Apr 20 2014 - 5:34pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A high-ranking Mormon leader said he believes protections for religious freedom of speech are eroding.

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Atheists take aim at LDS Church with national conference in SLC

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 1:46pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.To that end, the American Atheists, in an effort to raise awareness and attract new members, are holding their annual conference over Easter weekend in the home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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With Fawn McKay Brodie, there was little neutrality among Mormons

Doug Gibson, Standard-Examiner
Apr 18 2014 - 11:52am

Next year, it'll be the 100th anniversary of the birth of Fawn McKay in Weber County. It's pretty safe to say that there is no one left who witnessed the extremely intelligent Huntsville youngster who moved through college in her mid-teens and was teaching English at Weber College by age 19.Even today, there's precious little neutrality among...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 11:52am


LDS Church reaffirms stance on immigration

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 18 2014 - 10:25am

WASHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reaffirmed its position on immigration as the White House met with religious leaders to discuss immigration reform this week.President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, of the First Presidency of the church, was among invited leaders from various religious faiths to meet with President Obama and...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 18 2014 - 12:18pm


Ordain Women movement good for LDS discussion

Contributed, Meg Sanders
Apr 9 2014 - 5:36pm

I stopped following my LDS faith when I was about 19 years old. My separation wasn't bitter, my feelings weren't hurt, and for the most part I harbor no ill will. The faith I was raised with doesn't jive with my beliefs of today.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 9 2014 - 5:36pm


LDS Church leaders warn of trouble ahead and sources of strength

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 5 2014 - 4:39pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A message of both "whirlwinds" ahead and hope to get through those struggles was shared by those who spoke Saturday at the 184th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.President Thomas S. Monson set the tone by opening with a story about a rainstorm during a large celebration featuring a huge...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 5 2014 - 4:42pm


Just my ticket: Banned from Temple Square

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 5 2014 - 3:28pm

Occasionally, I'm invited to speak to school groups about writing, or journalism, or even about how on earth it's possible that a guy like me isn't unemployed and homeless.I know. Who in his or her right mind would place me-of-all-people in a room full of impressionable, young minds? Sometimes, educators exhibit a deplorable lack of common sense....

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 5 2014 - 4:36pm


Protests planned for LDS conference

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 4 2014 - 3:19pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 100,000 Latter-day Saints are expected to gather in Salt Lake City this weekend to find out church news and soak up words of guidance and inspiration from the faith's top leaders.During The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' biannual general conference, leaders will give speeches and make announcements about...

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VIDEO: Criminal charges thrown out in New Harmony Homes legal morass

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 3:25pm

OGDEN -- Prosecutors have dismissed all criminal charges against a Canadian man who was involved in the tangled business web of an Ogden-based company laden with recent financial troubles. It also appears the two parties in a civil lawsuit against New Harmony Homes are looking to settle the case out of court.

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VIDEO: Mormon missionaries leaving Venezuela amid unrest

The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 1:05pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church has announced that it will pull 152 missionaries out of Venezuela because of unrest in the country.

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VIDEO: Activist Ogden gay rights minister fed up with Utah, moves to California

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 25 2014 - 9:12am

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...

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VIDEO: LDS Church says Utah's alcohol laws shouldn't be changed

Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 22 2014 - 12:47pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The LDS Church has reaffirmed its stand on alcohol legislation in Utah.

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VIDEO: LDS leader touts 15 million membership and missionary surge

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 5 2013 - 4:02pm

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...

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Longtime letter writer to suspect in 1983 Ogden murder feels 'deceived'

Gregory L. Seamons

Scott Schwebke
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,...

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Media tours show off Brigham City temple highlights

(Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner) The new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Brigham City on Tuesday.

JaNae Francis
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'...

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Thousands to pay tribute to slain Ogden officer today

The police car of injured Ogden Officer Michael Rounkles is draped in black and blue outside of the Ogden Police Department on Tuesday. The lobby has also been filled with floral arrangements.

Scott Schwebke
Jan 11 2012 - 12:11am

OGDEN -- Thousands of mourners carrying flags and wearing blue ribbons are expected to line a somber funeral procession route today for fallen Ogden Police Officer Jared Francom.

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VIDEO: Criminal charges thrown out in New Harmony Homes legal morass

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 26 2014 - 3:25pm

OGDEN -- Prosecutors have dismissed all criminal charges against a Canadian man who was involved in the tangled business web of an Ogden-based company laden with recent financial troubles. It also appears the two parties in a civil lawsuit against New Harmony Homes are looking to settle the case out of court.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 26 2014 - 5:35pm


VIDEO: Mormon missionaries leaving Venezuela amid unrest

The Associated Press
Mar 18 2014 - 1:05pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Mormon church has announced that it will pull 152 missionaries out of Venezuela because of unrest in the country.

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VIDEO: Activist Ogden gay rights minister fed up with Utah, moves to California

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 25 2014 - 9:12am

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...

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VIDEO: LDS Church says Utah's alcohol laws shouldn't be changed

Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 22 2014 - 12:47pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The LDS Church has reaffirmed its stand on alcohol legislation in Utah.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Jan 24 2014 - 9:06am


VIDEO: LDS leader touts 15 million membership and missionary surge

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 5 2013 - 4:02pm

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...

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GALLERY: Renovated Fourth Ward Chapel to Reopen

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. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
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, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @benjaminzack

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GALLERY: Angel Moroni placed on top of Ogden LDS Temple

Shaun Boydston, light shirt, and Carl Turner, dark hoodie, work to remove the strap after installing the statue of Angel Moroni on the spire of the Ogden LDS Temple Tuesday, May. 7, 2013.  (BRIAN NICHOLSON/Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack, Brian Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent, Standard-Examiner staff
May 7 2013 - 12:18pm

Spectators gather to witness the placing of the the Angel Moroni a top the Ogden LDS Temple.

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GALLERY: Sunday General Conference session 2012

Standard-Examiner correspondent
Oct 8 2012 - 12:13am

The 182nd Semiannual General Conference on held in Salt Lake City on Sunday.

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