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British court tosses lawsuit against LDS Church president

The Associated Press
Mar 20 2014 - 1:40pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A British court has ruled that the president of the Mormon church doesn't have to answer fraud allegations, and said a lawsuit brought by a former Mormon leader attempts to manipulate the court to attack the religious beliefs of others.

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Layton man dies in fall on LDS mission

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 13 2014 - 5:17pm

LAYTON -- A missionary from Layton has died in a fall while serving the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.The church has announced that Elder Miller Edward Toa, 20, died Thursday while serving in the Micronesia Guam Mission.

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir once had an Ogden rival

Lynn Arave, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 6 2014 - 4:47pm

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.

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LDS Church moves some missionaries in Ukraine due to civil turmoil

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 1 2014 - 8:11pm

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.

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Study: LDS population of Utah more than doubles other states

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Feb 26 2014 - 3:11pm

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.

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FBI offers $5,000 reward in LDS church vandalism incidents

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 26 2014 - 11:41am

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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Mormons Building Bridges joins LDS, gay followers

Kelly Cannon, Logan Herald Journal
Feb 21 2014 - 12:01pm

LOGAN -- With the hope of creating a positive dialogue, groups of Latter-day Saints have begun to meet every month to discuss LGBT issues not only within the state but within their own communities and congregations.Headed by Mormons Building Bridges, a group focused on bringing together LDS people and members of the LGBT community, these public...

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Therapists gather to discuss gay Mormon issues

The Associated Press
Feb 21 2014 - 9:34am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Mental health therapists with opposing views on homosexuality plan to participate in a conference this weekend designed for Mormons.

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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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Ordain Women group rebuffed at Mormon priesthood meeting

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 5 2014 - 4:31pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Mormon women's group pushing for females to be let in the priesthood was allowed on church property Saturday, but the group still was not let in all-male meeting its members asked to attend.

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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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Mormon Studies minor in the works at U of U

The Associated Press
Apr 1 2014 - 2:24pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The University of Utah is considering offering its first-ever Mormon Studies minor, a program that would mark a shift from decades of stark separation between the school and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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LDS women of all ages attend historic meeting

Rachel Trotter, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 30 2014 - 8:25am

SALT LAKE CITY - Mormon women of all ages and from all over the world listened, watched and attended, many via satellite the LDS Church's first ever women's meeting for all women ages 8 and over Saturday night.

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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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Panelists: Mormons should focus more on care for the environment

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 25 2014 - 4:20pm

OGDEN -- It's easier to focus on the more popular, controversial topics than some of the most important ones."As individuals and as a church, it's sexier and flashier to focus on gay marriage, pornography and women and ordination," said Rachel Whipple. "We focus more on those things than we do about caring for the environment. It gets pushed more...

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VIDEO: Plan-B Theatre stages final play in ‘Season of Eric’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 20 2014 - 5:04pm

If good things come in threes, Eric Samuelsen's "3" is great. The show features three one-act plays performed by three actresses. Teresa Sanderson, of Layton, plays a main role in each story plus four supporting characters."I love doing multiple roles," she said. "It is my specialty. I love slipping in and out of character through physical and...

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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: Plan-B Theatre stages final play in ‘Season of Eric’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 20 2014 - 5:04pm

If good things come in threes, Eric Samuelsen's "3" is great. The show features three one-act plays performed by three actresses. Teresa Sanderson, of Layton, plays a main role in each story plus four supporting characters."I love doing multiple roles," she said. "It is my specialty. I love slipping in and out of character through physical and...

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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: Plan-B Theatre stages final play in ‘Season of Eric’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 20 2014 - 5:04pm

If good things come in threes, Eric Samuelsen's "3" is great. The show features three one-act plays performed by three actresses. Teresa Sanderson, of Layton, plays a main role in each story plus four supporting characters."I love doing multiple roles," she said. "It is my specialty. I love slipping in and out of character through physical and...

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GALLERY: 182nd General Conference of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Joshua, left, 9, and Tyson Burns, 8, of Cheyenne, Wyo., look at one of the waterfalls outside the conference center and the view of the temple at the 182nd General Conference of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Saturday, March 31, 2012. More than 100,000 members of the church from around the world attended the semi-annual conference. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

Erin Hooley, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 31 2012 - 2:25pm

The 182nd General Conference of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Saturday, March 31, 2012. More than 100,000 members of the church from around the world attended the semi-annual conference. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Crews work to place Angel Moroni on Brigham City LDS Temple

The Angel Moroni waits to be lifted to the top of the Brigham City Temple Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in Brigham City, Utah. (NICK SHORT/Standard-Examiner)

Nick Short, Standard-Examiner staff
Jul 12 2011 - 3:20pm

Crews work to place the Angel Moroni statue on top of the new Brigham City LDS Temple.

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GALLERY: LDS Conference Sunday, April 3, 2011 in Salt Lake City

Anthony Souffle, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2011 - 3:12pm

Picture gallery of the semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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