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Mormon thrill ride creator still finding ways to generate excitement at age 74

The creator of Knottís Berry Farmís Supreme Scream has created a new attraction in Logan.

Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Surrendering control in your marriage

All I know is that once I got past the wrinkled-nose “oh brother” prejudgments of “surrendering” and tried to read and process with an open mind, some miraculous things... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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President Eyring talks about his heritage, saying goodbye to 2 apostles in KSL video

President Eyring talked about his family heritage, saying goodbye to two apostles and staying optimistic in a troubled world in a recent interview with KSL. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Taylor Halverson: How the Donner Party affected the pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley

Had there been no Donner Party in 1846, there likely would not have been a Mormon entry into the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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White House honors 12 faith leaders as climate-change ‘champions’

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From a zero-waste synagogue to global development work after natural disasters, environmental projects by faith leaders are being hailed by the Obama administration as examples of exemplary... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Muslim Funny Fest: Using comedy to combat hate

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“Muslim Funny Fest,” billed as the first-ever American Muslim comedy festival, kicks off Tuesday in New York City and runs for three nights. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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5 faith facts about Gov. John Kasich: ‘God is with me wherever I happen to be’

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Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich, a former altar boy who grew up to be an abortion opponent who backs the death penalty, is expected to throw his hat in the 2016 presidential race on Tuesday. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Lawyer: Tennessee shooter's uncle detained in Jordan

An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Tennessee has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer said Tuesday. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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90 years after 'Scopes Monkey Trial', the creation vs. evolution debate carries on

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Nine decades after a Tennessee jury found John T. Scopes guilty of teaching evolution, both sides can claim victory, observers say. Scientists say the trial helped ensconce the theory in America's... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Wright Words: Twice-paralyzed Boise man learning to soar again

Just when Nathan Ogden was beginning to overcome a tragic accident that left him paralyzed, the unthinkable happened. Today he seeks to inspire others through his unbelievable story. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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APNewsBreak: Mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement'

Dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world demanded Tuesday that their national leaders take bold steps at the Paris climate talks this year, saying that may be the last chance... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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This is no joke: Hospitals and care centers make room for laughter programs

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Research has shown that the smile that creeps up and explodes into uncontrollable laughter has multiple health benefits. So hospitals have begun creating spaces for laughter. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Reader voices: An eternal perspective of decluttering

Recently, my wife and I downsized into a smaller home. The process of eliminating “treasures” that we no longer had room for was daunting and surprisingly emotional. Eliminating... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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New exhibit in Washington D.C. Visitors' Center shows growth of LDS Church in nation's capital

A new exhibit at Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center celebrates the growth of the LDS Church in the D.C. region. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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ValueSpeak: Savoring the feeling of feeling nothing

I was sitting there at my desk, minding my own business (well, OK, minding my boss's business), when all of a sudden it hit me. The headache. The nausea. The overall general uckiness. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Shooter's family offers sympathy to families of his victims

As the families of four Marines and a sailor shot to death in Chattanooga grieved their losses Saturday, the family of the man authorities say pulled the trigger offered sympathy, condolences and... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Texas residents condemn plan for Muslim cemetery

Muslims say they're looking for a place to bury their dead. Locals say it's a plot to gain a foothold in their small rural Texas town. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Book review: Football, love and fun in 'Playing For Keeps'

TyAnne Daws loves football, but there is another reason she takes a coaching class on the sport: Anthony "Rocket" Rogers, the football star quarterback, is in the class. Her obsession takes a turn... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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200th birthday celebration for LDS pioneer Joseph Leland Heywood

Descendants of Joseph Leland Heywood, an early Utah pioneer, will celebrate his 200th birthday at a reunion Aug. 1 at the Salt Lake Stake Center, 142 W. 200 North, at 11 a.m. It will also be broadcast to other locations. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Refugee Boy Scout troop headed to Japan, then to refugee camps

Troop 1262 is unique, because its members are descendants of Karen and Karenni refugees from Burma, who fled to Thailand generations ago before migrating to the United States as legal citizens. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Musical shares President Woodruff's life

The play “I Went On My Way Rejoicing,” a musical presentation of the life of fourth LDS Church President Wilford Woodruff, will be presented July 18 at 7:30 p.m. outdoors at the Wilford... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Days of '47 Youth Parade celebrates pioneers of then and now (+photos)

Thousands of local youth celebrated their pioneer heritage on Saturday morning by participating in the Days of '47 Union Pacific Youth Parade. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Pioneer Day concert rich with Broadway show tunes (+video)

The Pioneer Day concert of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir this year contains what may be the richest concentration of Broadway show tunes ever staged at one of the choir's concerts. Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Book review: Anna finds herself 'Changing Worlds' when she discovers her boyfriend is ex-Mafia

When Mormon BYU student Anna Barrett goes with other Kamp Keepers to Camp Boughlynch in Kentucky, her world changes entirely. Not only is her life threatened by the camp's owners, but she soon... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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LDS Church leaders share testimonies of Jesus Christ on social media

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to embrace the church's challenge to "share goodness" by posting messages and photos to social media. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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U.S. Jewish groups join recovery effort after Israeli church arson attack

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Two prominent American Jewish organizations are among those helping a torched Israeli church recover from an arson attack. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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