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Female Mormon missionaries given option to wear dress slacks

Female missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide now have the option to wear dress slacks, the church announced Thursday.


Gonzaga student section mostly follows call for costume change

After Brigham Young put a wrinkle in Gonzaga’s nearly perfect regular season record last year, it’s not a wonder that Saturday’s rematch inside the Kennel could have stirred up some …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

Gonzaga strives to keep rivalry with BYU respectful

The Brigham Young Cougars came to Spokane last February and erased the Gonzaga men’s basketball team’s shot at a perfect record as the Bulldogs eventually advanced, and fell, in the …


Whitman College will be known as the Blues

Whitman College has chosen a new nickname to replace the old Missionaries. The college’s sports teams will now be known as the Blues.


WSU professor explores use of missionaries and religious leaders as spies in World War II

If the name John Birch sounds familiar, it’s probably because of the John Birch Society, a far-right group founded more than a decade after his death in 1945. Less has …


Whitman College drops Missionary mascot

Whitman College has dumped its long-time mascot.


Whitman hands Whitworth men first loss

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Pirate women get shot but fall to Whitman

The Whitworth women’s basketball team had a shot to win it at the end Tuesday night, but KC McConnell’s shot couldn’t connect and Whitman won 54-52.


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 …


Mormons say ‘Book of Mormon’ won’t detract from their work

At one point in “Book of Mormon” – the satirical musical from the creators of “South Park” – a dimwitted missionary surrounded by Ugandans struggles to relate Mormonism to their …


Spokane missionaries die in Africa air crash

A Spokane couple doing missionary work in Africa died over the weekend in a plane crash in northwest Zambia, leaving behind two young children. Jay and Katrina Erickson, who attended …


Spokane missionaries in Zambia die in plane crash

A Spokane couple doing missionary work in Africa died over the weekend in a plane crash in northwest Zambia, leaving behind two young children.


Spokane couple providing learning foundation in Malawi

Most classrooms in Spokane County look the same. Walk in and you’ll see rows of desks and chairs, a whiteboard, stacks of textbooks and cups filled with pencils. But when …


Haiti frees missionary from Boise

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The last of 10 Americans detained while trying to take 33 children out of Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake was freed Monday when a judge convicted …


US missionary convicted in Haiti but free to go

A Haitian court has convicted Boise missionary Laura Silsby of arranging to transport 33 children out of the country following the Jan. 12 earthquake.


Haiti judge: No decision yet on missionaries’ charges

The judge investigating 10 American missionaries accused of kidnapping for trying to take a busload of children out of Haiti says a decision has not yet been made on whether …


Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries

An attorney says Haiti has dropped kidnapping charges against nine of 10 U.S. missionaries arrested taking a busload of children out of the quake-ravaged country.


8 church workers headed for home

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Eight of the 10 American church workers jailed for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti without permission after the Jan. 12 earthquake were freed from …


Haiti judge frees 8 of 10 American missionaries

Eight American missionaries were freed from a Haitian jail Wednesday, nearly three weeks after being charged with kidnapping for trying to take a group of children out of the quake-stricken …


Mission group testifies in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The 10 missionaries facing kidnapping charges in Haiti testified as a group in a closed-door hearing Wednesday before an examining judge but their anticipated release did not …


Parents say they released kids

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Parents of some of the children who 10 U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after its catastrophic earthquake told a judge Tuesday that they freely …


Judge denies early release for US missionaries in Haiti

Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries charged with child kidnapping returned to jail Friday after failing to persuade a judge to grant them provisional release pending the outcome of their case, their …


Missionary has history of troubles

BOISE – The Idaho woman who led a group of 10 Baptists on a mission to help children in Haiti admits to failing to obtain paperwork needed to move 33 …


10 Americans charged with child kidnapping

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Ten U.S. Baptist missionaries were charged with kidnapping Thursday for trying to take 33 children out of Haiti to a hastily arranged refuge just as officials were …


Trip inspiring

When missionaries visited the childhood churches of three area women, the visitors instilled in them a commitment to their church and their faith, nourishing a global awareness of bonds with …