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Who were the first women to enter the Salt Lake Valley? Why were they chosen? What were they like?

New Harmony: Why the home teachers won't just let us be

Just as “holy matrimony” involves three people — the husband, the wife and the Lord — Jonathan and David had a “holy friendship,” a friendship involving God. God... Read more »

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Picturing history: Robert Scott Lorimer

Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers. Read more »

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What's new: History of the Saints editors create book about 'The Mormon Wars'

A team of editors have compiled a new book titled, "The Mormon Wars," which contains essays describing the early persecutions of the LDS Church. Read more »

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Researching Family History: It's a day of a flood of family history records, documents

Family history research has changed over the years since I was a little boy. There is a flood of digitized records and documents to help us record and store information on our family ancestors and... Read more »

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Wright Words: Why I’m sorry for judging a convenience store clerk

There was just something about the woman behind the counter. She had worried eyes and a tired smile. I suspected the reason her smile was exhausted had nothing to do with using it all the time, it... Read more »

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings 'Happy' medley with actor from 'Frozen'

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir experienced a first last weekend when Santino Fontana, known for his role as Hans in "Frozen," led them in a medley that included Pharell William's song "Happy." Read more »

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LDS Church to break ground next month for temple in Meridian, Idaho, its 15th under construction

The LDS Church will break ground next month on a new temple with an unusual design in Meridian, Idaho. The temple will be the state's fifth and the church's 15th under construction. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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New study: Mormon pioneers were safer on trek than previously thought, especially infants

The Mormon pioneer mortality rate wasn't much worse than that of the general American population in 1850, a new study shows, though it spiked for the Willie and Martin handcart companies. The... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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What does the Mormon 'temperature' reading mean in new Pew survey?

The Mormon Moment didn't do much to change the attitude of Americans toward Latter-day Saints, but it also probably isn't over, according to a pair of experts on the perception of Mormons in the... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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LDS World: Days for Girls is changing girls' lives around the world

A $10 donation will transform a woman's life. Celeste Mergens, of Days for Girls, was helping orphans in Kenya, Africa, and went to bed one night praying to do more. She awoke to a prompting that... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Book review: 'Eastward to Zion' tells a different pioneer story

While the Mormon pioneers in the U.S. were migrating west, missionaries continued to preach the gospel around the world. When James and Eliza meet two missionaries in Australia, they know that... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Photos: Youths celebrate state's pioneer heritage with parade

Utahns gather Saturday to celebrate the state's heritage in the Days of '47 Youth Parade in Salt Lake City. The event is one of the largest youth parades in the United States and features floats,... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: The light of the gospel can bring true happiness

We are seekers of light, because we have the Savior's light within us. We need the light of the sun daily to live. But we also need the light of the Son each and every day. Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Book review: 'Fresh Courage Take' is a satisfying conclusion to Dean Hughes' Come to Zion trilogy

Author Dean Hughes wraps up his Come to Zion series with “Fresh Courage Take.” As each couple faces the challenges of building Zion in their respective eras, the book shows that it... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Religious roots: Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, Congregational and other pioneers in Utah started in the late 1800s

Pioneer Day, celebrated every July 24 in Utah, is a day for people to celebrate their pioneer heritage. While the Mormon pioneers are often mentioned on this day, other religious pioneers came to... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Guest artist Fontana tells stories through song at Tabernacle Choir concert

The annual Pioneer Day Concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square features guest artist Santino Fontana and has its concluding performance tonight at the Conference... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Free tickets for Ogden LDS Temple open house available online Monday

People can begin to reserve free tickets to the Ogden Temple open house on Monday morning. The open house begins Aug. 1 and runs through Sept. 6. The temple closed in April 2011 for extensive... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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'Eight Faces of Moses' display honors Arnold Friberg's memory, talents

The original "Eight Faces of Moses" collection, created by American painter and illustrator Arnold Friberg, was on display in Salt Lake Tuesday and Wednesday. Friberg was remembered for his... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Wright Words: A day in the life of Mormon missionaries in Woodstock, Virginia

After a successful experience trailing missionaries in Baltimore, I recently arranged a similar day in a very different place. Woodstock, Virginia, home to four full-time missionaries, has just... Read more »

July 18, 2014

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Pioneers, former Mormon missionaries celebrate first stake, growth of LDS Church in Jamaica

Longtime members and former missionaries are celebrating the organization of the first stake and continued growth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jamaica. Read more »

July 17, 2014

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LDS Church leaders expected at BYU President Kevin Worthen's inauguration Sept. 9

Kevin Worthen will be inaugurated Sept. 9 as BYU's 13th president in a ceremony at the Marriott Center. If tradition holds, he will receive a charge from a member of the First Presidency of The... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Never too late: 100-year-old woman baptized into LDS Church

After a lifetime of familiarity with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Madeline Baldwin was recently baptized a week after her 100th birthday. Her message: "You're never too old." Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Defending the Faith: On 'hanging out' with a comfortable god

It's a natural human tendency to seek to walk in our own ways, after the image of our own god, whose image is in the likeness of the world. We need to correct for this tendency by continual... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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BYU-Idaho, Rexburg experience flooding after heavy thunderstorms

Heavy thunderstorms resulted in close to 2 inches of rain and severe flooding throughout Rexburg and Madison County Tuesday evening. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Picturing history: David and Mary Ann Yearsley's Nauvoo home

The Yearsleys were relatively well off financially and very generous with their means. Their Nauvoo home is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and used for missionary... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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