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Skyrocketing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left many in the Spokane area unable to buy enough groceries for their families, and local food banks are planning for years of increased demand for assistance.
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former substitute teacher, Boy Scout troop leader and Warden City Council member to 10 years in prison after he previously pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography.
A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints urged members Saturday during a church conference to root their families in the teachings of Christ to prepare their children for a world with “rampant immorality and addictive pornography.”
Mormons will spend less time at church each Sunday after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe.
Of the 25 boy scouts in Scout Leader Chris Grimes’ troop, all but one are tied to the Mormon Church.
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 of Asian ancestry.
Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. was remembered Saturday inside a basketball arena bearing his name as a generous and kind man devoted to his faith, family and community.
A daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said he sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group, according to an interview aired Friday on “Megyn Kelly Today.”
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 temple to its cream-colored sealing rooms, where marriages are performed for a kneeling couple dressed in white under a sparkling crystal chandelier.
A top Mormon leader reaffirmed the religion’s opposition to same-sex marriage on Saturday during a church conference – and reminded followers watching around the world that children should be raised in families led by a married man and woman no matter what becomes the norm in a “declining world.”
The trial of two Canadian fundamentalist church leaders charged with polygamy wrapped up Friday with the prosecution arguing the bulk of marriage and personal records entered as evidence corroborate each other.
Mormon missionaries will remain in Russia despite the country’s new anti-terrorism law, which will put greater restrictions on religious work starting later this month.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created its sixth stake in Spokane County on Sunday. A stake is a collection of six to 12 congregations in a defined geographic area, with each congregation having about 300 people.
When asked about the work they do for the Greater Valley Support Network, Diann and David Ross say the same thing: They don’t want to brag and they don’t want it to sound like they are saving the world. “It’s a very cooperative and collaborative effort,” David Ross said. “It’s a very diverse and broad group of people that shows up at our meetings.”
Monday’s decision to end a ban on gay Boy Scout leaders nationwide is not expected to have much impact on Scouting in the Spokane region, the group’s top local executive said this week. Tim McCandless, CEO of the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America, said sexual orientation and sexuality are not part of the Boy Scout program.
SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church issued a nationwide call Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting those who suffer repercussions for asserting their religious beliefs toward these people. “We must all learn to live with others who do not share the same beliefs or values,” the church announced at a rare news conference including three elders from a high-level Mormon governing body called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
All six brothers in the Glanzer family have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. The youngest attained scouting’s top level last Saturday during a Court of Honor ceremony.
There’s no waking in the wee hours for Black Friday shopping at the Craig household. The Liberty Lake family’s day-after-Thanksgiving tradition involves doing – not buying – for others.
The Spokane West Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered in Medical Lake’s Waterfront Park Saturday to celebrate the beginnings of the church – nationally and locally. The church celebrates Pioneer Day every year to mark the day of July 24, 1847, when Mormon pioneers first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. They had set out for the West to avoid religious persecution, said stake president Matt McCombie. “Most people traveled by foot, pulling hand carts,” he said.
Gary Rohan stood in the backyard of his two-story home along Dakota Avenue on Saturday morning, with a simple question for the barefooted volunteer scampering around his roof with new shingles. “Why are you up there with no shoes on?” Rohan asked Ty Farnsworth, grinning beneath the bill of a Texas Longhorns ballcap.