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.

David Pershing: A pioneering perspective from campus

This week we celebrate the arrival 167 years ago of Brigham Young and the vanguard of Mormon pioneers in the Great Basin. Read more »

Opinion

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Deseret News Classic: Hales, Dunkley cruise to victory in half-marathon races

SALT LAKE CITY -- When it comes to the Deseret News Half-Marathon, Brett Hales has definitely hit his stride. After all, the former Weber State steeplechase All-American has run the D-News'... Read more »

Sports

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

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

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Hiker found dead in hot Wayne County canyon

Triple-digit temperatures may have been a factor in the death of a hiker in southern Utah. Read more »

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Salt Lake City's Smyth reclaims 10K title, Ogden's Ward wins women's division

Patrick Smyth of Salt Lake City his third Deseret News 10K race, while Ogden's Taylor Ward won the women's division Read more »

Sports

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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 »

Utah

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Brad Rock: Spring football not an answer to Power Five

SMU coach proposes have-nots play their own schedule. As if recruiting weren't complicated enough. Read more »

Sports

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Mary Barker: The Romney I may have voted for

Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »

Opinion

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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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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 »

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 »

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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