Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
The Deseret News National Edition and LDS Church News are available this semester for free in racks on the BYU campus. The publications also are distributed together at 20 other institutions.

PROVO — Copies of the weekly Deseret News National Edition and LDS Church News are now available free in news racks across the BYU campus.

A university press release says BYU administrators "hope the publications will strengthen students’ lives and foster awareness of topics relevant to the campus community."

The Deseret News National Edition focuses on six areas of emphasis — faith, family, care for the poor, financial responsibility, excellence in education, and values in the media. Stories about those issues regularly focus on people and organizations whose work has led to solutions to difficult problems.

The National Edition is distributed similarly at more than 20 institutions, including BYU-Idaho, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Business College and the LDS institute at Utah Valley University.

It also is available for free pickup in racks around Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

It also is available via mail subscription for $20 a year.