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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Church president: Use ‘Latter-day Saints’ not ‘Mormon’

Mormon church President Russell M. Nelson said he wants people to stop using “Mormon,” or “LDS” as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ …


Idaho wreck kills 2 people, injures 4 Mormon missionaries

Authorities say two people were killed and four Mormon missionaries were injured after their cars collided in southern Idaho.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

New Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history

The Mormon Church made history and injected a bit of diversity into a previously all-white top leadership panel on Saturday by selecting the first-ever Latin-American apostle and the first-ever apostle …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 8:25 p.m.

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

New LDS temple in Idaho welcomes thousands of visitors, says it’s ‘sacred, not secret’

Before the LDS church’s 158th temple is dedicated here on Nov. 19, more than 200,000 people are expected to tour it, from its baptistry fashioned after descriptions of King Solomon’s …


Compassionate acts restore faith in humanity

If the measure of a society is how it treats the least among us, there are some hopeful signs close to home.


We can welcome refugees without fear

I was afraid of my neighbors’ reactions, so I walked the family to the park with trepidation. I didn’t mention the situation to many people at my workplace.


In protest over gay rights, Mormons give up their church membership

On Saturday, hundreds of people on the rolls of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints walked from a rallying point to Temple Square, where they delivered a letter …


Mormon youths take summer trek

When I found out that our youth group was doing Pioneer Trek this summer, I wanted to be a part of it. Every four years, the Church of Jesus Christ …


Complex subject gets clunky treatment in ‘Freetown’

The early days of Liberia’s long civil war provide the backdrop to “Freetown,” a modestly budgeted odyssey about Mormon missionaries fleeing the country for neighboring Sierra Leone. It’s 1989, and …


Mormon church appointee aided CIA on terror

A Spokane psychologist who helped develop controversial interrogation methods, which some human rights groups say amount to torture, became the new spiritual leader of a Mormon congregation on the South …


LDS clarifies view on caffeine

SALT LAKE CITY – Mormons are free to down a Coke or Pepsi. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has clarified its position on caffeinated soft drinks, noting …


Recalling mission time with Romney

Mulloy Hansen had been a Mormon missionary in France for just a few months in early 1967 when he got word he was getting a new roommate and partner to …


Mormons announce plans to construct five temples

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church will build five temples in cities worldwide, including the restoration of a historic church building in Utah that was destroyed in a fire …