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Utah lawmakers approve medical pot changes, despite concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lawmakers in conservative Utah passed sweeping changes Monday to a new voter-approved medical-marijuana ballot measure under a planned compromise that secured the support of the influential Mormon church but sparked a backlash from advocates. Supporters of the compromise cheered the vote, saying it would help […]

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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of stealing a photo of an early 20th century apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could face other charges involving stolen rare items. The Salt Lake Tribune reports an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for 29-year-old Kevin Schuwer of […]

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Mormon missionary from Nevada dies in South Africa

Mormon missionary from Nevada dies in South Africa

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon missionary from Nevada serving in South Africa has died after he collapsed while exercising. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release Tuesday that 19-year-old Zane Lamping died Monday at hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. He collapsed while […]

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Police search for man who broke into church, assaulted woman

Police search for man who broke into church, assaulted woman

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — Police in Centerville are searching for a suspect who broke into a church and assaulted an elderly woman. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports that the incident happened Saturday night when the victim was inside an LDS church which was locked. Authorities say the woman was playing the […]

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Marijuana backers balk at plan to revise ballot measure

Marijuana backers balk at plan to revise ballot measure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah are threatening to sue over a special session scheduled for next month when a medical marijuana ballot measure passed by voters will be revised as part of a compromise reached before the election. The groups allege in a […]

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Mormon man who protested youth interviews loses appeal

Mormon man who protested youth interviews loses appeal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon man recently kicked out of the Mormon faith after he led a campaign criticizing the church’s practice of allowing closed-door, one-on-one interviews of youth by lay leaders has lost his appeal. Sam Young said on his blog that he was told on Sunday […]

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Mormon church developers planning 28-story office tower

Mormon church developers planning 28-story office tower

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Developers with the Mormon church are planning to bring a new high-rise building to downtown Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports City Creek Reserve, the real estate arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has submitted preliminary plans to the […]

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Mormons condemn anti-Semitism, hate-filled rhetoric

Mormons condemn anti-Semitism, hate-filled rhetoric

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders are condemning anti-Semitism and the “environment of hate-filled rhetoric that has become so prevalent” following the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement Monday that it expressed grief and solidarity with the Jewish community […]

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With Churchwide announcement, changes coming to Mormon Miracle Pageant

With Churchwide announcement, changes coming to Mormon Miracle Pageant

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints issued the following press release Saturday, Oct. 27th. “The Church is growing across the earth.  As this occurs, local Church leaders and members are encouraged to focus on gospel learning in their homes and to participate in Sabbath worship and the Church’s […]

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Remarks at LDS General Conference worry LGBTQ supporters

Remarks at LDS General Conference worry LGBTQ supporters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some LGBTQ support groups are raising concerns about a Mormon church leader’s talk reaffirming opposition to same-sex marriage as well as the belief that gender is eternal. Dallin H. Oaks, a member of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, […]

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