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Announcements and talk summaries from the 189th Semiannual General Conference Staff  |  Updated Oct 6th - 4:43pm

Scroll through for summaries of the key points and announcements from each session.

President Nelson announces 8 new temples, including ones in Taylorsville and Orem

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Oct 5th - 8:29pm

President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for eight more temples around the world — including two in Utah.

Young Women church leader announces major changes to Latter-day Saint Young Women programs

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Oct 5th - 7:03pm

In addition to a new model of weekly class organization and leadership, the worldwide church will retire the “Beehive,” “Mia Maid” and “Laurel” designation for age-specific classes held each Sunday at Latter-day Saint meetinghouses around the world.

Elder Cook announces changes to Latter-day Saint Young Men organization

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Oct 5th - 3:31pm

Under the direction of church President Russell M. Nelson, Elder Cook announced significant changes to the church’s Young Men organization, adult leadership positions in that organization on a ward and stake level and mid-week activities commonly known as “Mutual” across the world.

How to understand your Latter-day Saint friends this general conference weekend

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Oct 5th - 9:22am

General conference is going to be all over your social feed this weekend. Here's how to understand it.

Smart controllers shave water use at Latter-day Saint meetinghouses

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Sep 28th - 4:13pm

Church saves nearly 42 million gallons of water with technology

Up Close: Utah artist paints portrait of missionary killed while serving in Canada

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 26th - 7:22am

A Colorado family whose missionary son was killed in a car crash in Canada is getting a special portrait from a Utah artist.

'Characterized by love': Thousands celebrate President Nelson's 95th birthday

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Updated Sep 7th - 12:19am

The Conference Center was filled nearly to capacity Friday for a special celebration in honor of the church leader.

'We have a lot to do': President Nelson returns from 9-day ministry tour through Latin America

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Sep 3rd - 10:38am

Less than a week before his 95th birthday celebration, President Russell M. Nelson returned from a ministry trip across Latin America.

Latter-day Saint leaders change rules against guns in church

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 26th - 3:28pm

Most members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints already knew they were discouraged from taking their guns to church on Sunday, but it is making sure that message is crystal clear by tweaking the policy to prohibit all "lethal weapons."

Latter-day Saint magazine clarifies Word of Wisdom on coffee, tea, vaping and medical marijuana

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:33pm

In a recent edition of the “New Era” magazine, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints clarified its stance on modern drinks and products tied to substances banned by the religion.

Latter-day Saint president to speak at NAACP national convention

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:31pm

Leaders have worked to make The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a "high priority," a news release from the church reads.

Here’s what will replace Scouts and other teen programs, Latter-day Saint leaders say

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:34pm

Leaders recently announced a new program that will replace not only Scouting, but all programs for teens in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Mormon Miracle Pageant takes the stage one last time

Jen Riess,  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 6:35pm

After more than 50 years of entertaining and educating crowds on events from Book of Mormon scripture and the pioneers' journey to the Sanpete Valley, the Mormon Miracle Pageant had its final curtain call.

Texas Latter-day Saint missionary dies from accidental asphyxiation in Mexico

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 19th - 12:36pm

A Fort Worth, Texas man serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died from accidental asphyxiation from a faulty water heater while in the Mexico Mexico City Northwest Mission. His companion was unharmed.

President Russell M. Nelson stops in Samoa, meets head of state during Pacific islands tour

Dan Rascon, KSL TV  |  Posted May 18th - 11:20am

A very joyful and enthusiastic welcome for President Russell M. Nelson on the island of Samoa Saturday as the Latter-day Saint leader arrived during his Pacific islands tour.

'LDS Millionaire' billboard garners nearly 1,000 applicants and counting

Tania Dean, KSL TV  |  Posted May 14th - 7:02pm

You may have seen the billboards advertising the "LDS Millionaire" looking for his wife. The billboards went up 10 days ago and now they’re not only getting national attention, but also attention from a lot of women.

Latter-day Saint couples can now be sealed in the temple immediately after civil marriage

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Updated May 6th - 6:01pm

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now be sealed in the church's temples directly after a civil marriage — instead of waiting a year.

Utah artist balances roles as painter and mother with help from fellow artists

Carole Mikita, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 24th - 8:07am

When Kwani Povi Winder had her daughter, she wondered how she could balance motherhood and art. Then a grant from a nonprofit arts organization helped make sure she could do both.

Will Salt Lake tourism suffer during major Temple Square renovations?

Keith McCord, KSL TV  |  Posted Apr 20th - 6:12pm

In terms of popularity, Salt Lake City’s Temple Square is the No. 1 tourist and visitor destination in Utah. So, how might those numbers be affected when the renovations begin?