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.

Iraqis: Jihadis blow up Muslim shrine said to be burial place of Jonah

Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul say Islamic extremist militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah. 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 »

Utah

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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 »

Sports

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Rep. Paul Ryan proposes streamlining 11 anti-poverty programs

Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty. Read more »

U.S. & World

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National Edition

When free speech and friendliness collide, some colleges are caught in the middle

After 15 years of mostly gentle persuasion, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has announced that it is partnering with a major law firm on an aggressive litigation strategy to... Read more »

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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 »

U.S. & World

50 minutes ago

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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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National Edition

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 »

Opinion

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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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3 hours ago

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