Pioneer Day coverage

Days of '47 2014: Stories, photos and events

From race results to parade floats and pioneer quotes, follow the Deseret News' coverage of Utah's Pioneer Day celebrations here.

Official: Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people 'probably crashed'

An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali and "probably crashed," according to the plane's owner and... Read more »

Pioneer Day takes over social media as Utahns celebrate with tweets and tributes

Here's a look at what people across Utah are saying about Pioneer Day and how they're celebrating. Read more »

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Deseret News Classic Marathon: Van de Camp, Moore take men's, women's titles

SALT LAKE CITY — Allie Moore has won back-to-back Deseret News Classic Marathon titles. Moore, of Salt Lake City, won 45th running of the marathon, which is one of many Pioneer Day... Read more »

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See what the pioneers thought, felt as they first came to the Salt Lake Valley

See the Salt Lake Valley through the eyes of the pioneers who entered it on July 24, 1847, as well as the pioneers who came before and followed after. Read more »

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Pope meets Sudanese Christian woman who was sentenced to death for her faith

Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith. Read more »

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Photo gallery: Deseret News Classic 5K filled with smiles

SALT LAKE CITY — The annual Deseret News Classic 5K began with lots of smiles at 7 a.m. at the Wasatch Elementary School playground on Thursday. The race, which was one of many races that... Read more »

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Pioneer panorama arrives in the valley

Thanks to art collector Tony Christensen, a nearly-century-old mural depicting the Mormon pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley has made its way to Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Dan Liljenquist: Religious liberty and the pioneers — Understanding true worth

The Utah Pioneers understood the true worth of religious liberty. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: Remembering the Exodus — both ancient and modern

Many have compared the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the exodus of ancient Israel, and not without justice. The pioneer migration should be remembered and celebrated, as the ancient one has been. Read more »

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National Edition

#WeAreN campaign reclaims Arabic letter for Iraq's persecuted Christians

A global social media campaign is using the Arabic letter Nun to show support for Christians being driven out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. The "N" is the first letter of "Nasrani," or Nazarene, a... Read more »

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What the college that was 'too big to fail' says about the U.S. education system

When City College of San Francisco got really bad at graduating and transferring its students the accrediting agency stepped in with warnings, then threatened to shut it down, and then retreated,... Read more »

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3 factors that make donors give to charity

What makes people want to give away their money? Research shows there are a few key factors, and organizations seeking donations can take note. Read more »

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