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Construction to proceed on church's Layton temple after 'small-scale groundbreaking'

Sean Walker,  |  Posted May 24th - 10:08am

Construction can now begin on the newest temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Davis County.

Latter-day Saint leaders address challenges, concerns of church in coronavirus era

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:05pm

The church’s First Presidency addressed many questions around COVID-19 and church governance Friday.

New Washington County temple site sees movement

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:13am

At the corner of 3000 East and 1580 South in St. George, the ground has begun to move.

Looking back at the history of fasting in religion and within the Church of Jesus Christ

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Apr 8th - 6:26pm

Fasting has been recorded in religious history for centuries. A call for a worldwide fast on Good Friday adds to this history.

Returning missionary tests positive for coronavirus, possibly infects family

Matt Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 7th - 10:45am

A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who was among thousands sent home early because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has since tested positive for the virus and likely infected four of his family members.

Latter-day Saints mark bicentennial of First Vision of Joseph Smith

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Apr 5th - 6:15pm

Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints marked the bicentennial of the First Vision of Joseph Smith with a special session at the faith's 190th Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City.

President Nelson announced a unique 'solemn assembly' to be held Sunday. Here's what that means

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 4th - 11:09am

President Russell M. Nelson announced Saturday that a portion of the Sunday morning session of general conference will become a worldwide solemn assembly.

Bountiful Temple 1st in Utah to close, church reminds returning missionaries of need to self-isolate

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 10:46pm

For the first time in Utah, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has closed one of its temples amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sister missionary freed after being kidnapped in Guatemala

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Mar 16th - 12:59pm

A sister missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that was kidnapped in Guatemala over the weekend has been released.

Latter-day Saint leaders adjust some missionary service in light of COVID-19

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Mar 16th - 9:11am

Latter-day Saint leaders announced Monday some temporary changes to missionary service in the United States and Canada in relation to the spread of COVID-19.

BYU clarifies 'misinterpretation' of Honor Code changes with new letter, students protest

Liesl Nielsen, and Sean Walker,  |  Posted Mar 4th - 11:29am

Brigham Young University clarified changes to the Honor Code that lead to "much discussion and some misinterpretation" in a letter the university tweeted Wednesday.

Latter-day Saints leaders to release handbook that is accessible to all members

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jan 30th - 9:54am

In a move to make church policies more accessible to the general membership of the church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is releasing a new handbook in February.

Church announces groundbreaking date for Layton Temple

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jan 23rd, 2020 - 11:58am

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will break ground on the Layton Utah Temple on May 30, 2020, according to a news release issued by the church Thursday.

Temple demolition draws crowds in St. George as west end torn down

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 21st, 2020 - 8:28am

Clusters of onlookers gathered on the sidewalk Monday evening near the west end of the St. George Temple as heavy equipment tore down the back end of the building.

'We are all part of the same divine family,' Elder Stevenson tells Salt Lake NAACP

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jan 20th, 2020 - 8:18pm

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the church’s Quorum of Twelve Apostles was the keynote speaker at the NAACP’s Salt Lake City branch Monday at the Little American Hotel, where he commended the organization for its work in advancing equality and striving for justice in society.

'From ashes and destruction': Latter-day Saints celebrate completion of stake center destroyed by arson

Mori Kessler, St. George News  |  Posted Jan 17th, 2020 - 9:12am

A year ago on a chilled Saturday morning, residents of St. George awoke to find the nearly completed East Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a smoldering, smoking husk. The night before, a large fire believed by authorities that have been an arson had gutted the building.

Survey: Women who serve church missions display stronger leadership

Garna Mejia, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 10th, 2020 - 9:31am

Fewer women in the Beehive State hold leadership roles, but a new study from the Utah Women and Leadership Project found that women who serve full-time missions can more easily see themselves as leaders.

Latter-day Saints' Giving Machines back for a 3rd year, in more locations

Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Nov 25th, 2019 - 6:36pm

For the third year, the popular "Giving Machines" sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will appear in downtown Salt Lake City.

Cambodian church members greet President Nelson and learn of new temple site

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov 20th, 2019 - 9:18am

Cambodia is young. The median age is 25, the same number of years The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been operating in the country.