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The Utah House has advanced the bill that bans transgender-related surgeries on minors and pauses t...
Lindsay Aerts

Utah House votes to pass transgender-related surgery ban

The Utah House has advanced the bill that bans transgender-related surgeries on minors and pauses the treatment of hormone blockers.
18 hours ago
Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as "unjust," saying God loves all his c...
NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press

The AP Interview: Pope Francis says homosexuality not a crime

Pope Francis' comments are the first by a pope about laws criminalizing homosexuality. But they are consistent with his approach to the LGBTQ community.
2 days ago
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Monday plans to r...
Mark Jones

Church announces Anchorage Alaska Temple reconstruction

Reconstruction of the Anchorage Alaska Temple was announced Monday by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
3 days ago
2021 Sundance Film Festival...
Heather Kelly

The Sundance Film Festival isn’t just about movies

The Sundance Film Festival has many more events than films and the chance to see celebrities 'up close and personal' and most of them are free.  
4 days ago
Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, reacts during the morning session of the Utah Senate to d...
Simone Seikaly

Sen. Thatcher: “I feel like I’m the only conservative on that floor”

Sen. Daniel Thatcher argued strongly against SB16 before sitting down and deep breathing to regulate his blood pressure.
8 days ago
An hour after Utah's senate passed a vote on the bill that bans transgender-related surgeries for m...
Lindsay Aerts

Bill banning transgender-related surgeries on minors advances after key Senate vote

SB16, sponsored by Sen. Mike Kennedy, R-Alpine, places a ban on transgender-related surgeries for minors.
8 days ago
The San Juan Puerto Rico Temple was dedicated this past Sunday. Photo credit: The Church of Jesus C...
Mark Jones

San Juan Puerto Rico Temple dedicated last Sunday

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced this week that the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple was dedicated this past Sunday. It officially opened on Wednesday.
8 days ago
Wednesday afternoon, a bill banning transgender-related surgery passed its first hurdle on capitol ...
Lindsay Aerts and Waverly Golden

Bills focused on transgender youth get ok from Senate committee, will now go to full chamber

The bill would ban doctors from performing transgender-related surgery on minors. It'd also prevent minors from any new hormone treatments starting in May.
9 days ago
A federal appeals court is considering whether officers violated Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal's const...
Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com

Court considers whether police were justified in Palacios shooting

In May 2020, Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal reportedly ran from Salt Lake police investigating calls of a man threatening others with a gun.
9 days ago
The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is seen unveiled from scaffolding during the soft opening...
Mark Jones

Utah’s leaders share thoughts on the life of late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Utah's elected leaders used social media on Monday to share their thoughts on the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.
10 days ago
The Brigham Young University campus in Provo is pictured on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Deseret News)...
Heather McShane

First Black student at BYU walked the halls over eight decades ago

The first black student at BYU was actually a master's student named Norman Wilson studying agricultural economics.
11 days ago
a sign for mlk week is pictured saying "hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that"...
Allessandra Harris

Utah celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

MLK day is January 16, but Utah will be celebrating the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. all the way into February with activities and events.
11 days ago
An Afghan refugee speaks about the Taliban's actions against women in Afghanistan during a demonstr...
Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com

“We must stand”: Utah community raise their voices for women in Afghanistan

Utahns and Afghan refugees gathered at Washington Square Park Saturday afternoon to show solidarity and support for women in Afghanistan.
12 days ago
Sextortion of children online is rising in Utah, Idaho and Montana, and the FBI is warning parents ...
Curt Gresseth

FBI warns parents sextortion of children online is rising in Utah

Sextortion of children online is rising in Utah, Idaho and Montana, and the FBI is warning parents and caregivers to be vigilant about their children's activities online.
14 days ago
Alysha Valerie Scarlett is the first person in Sanpete County to be legally granted a gender change...
Jessica Lowell

Trans woman makes history in Sanpete County with gender change

Alysha Valerie Scarlett said she felt euphoric when the judge granted her petition for a legal gender change in Sanpete County, Utah.
14 days ago
Light shines through the stained glass windows in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ogden on Tuesday, J...
Samantha Herrera

New survey says religion was ‘disrupted’ by pandemic

Those who were infrequently active in their religion pre-pandemic were more likely to stop drift away and stop attending services.
15 days ago
President Nelson Christmas video general conference...
Mark Jones

A look back on President Nelson’s five years as Church president

Saturday will mark five years since Church President Russell M. Nelson became leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
16 days ago
OCTOBER 22: Protestors attend at a rally organised by the "Women Life Freedom Collective" in solida...
Devin Oldroyd

Expert says Iranian government is responding to protests with violence

The Iranian government has executed two men following months of protests. Expert weighs in on how this will affect the cause.
17 days ago
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is pictured...
NICOLE WINFIELD

Benedict XVI, first pope to resign in 600 years, dies at 95

The Vatican announced that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died Saturday at his home in the Vatican.
27 days ago
A rendering of the Modesto California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ph...
Mark Jones

Church announces sites for three previously announced temples

On Monday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the locations for three new temples and unveiled the renderings of four others.
1 month ago
an aerial view of the Entheos academy magna campus is pictured...
Adam Small and Devin Oldroyd

UPDATE: 14-year-old arrested in connection to Entheos Academy shooting threat

Entheos Academy administrators said a parent reported a shooting threat on Snapchat made towards students on the school's Kearns campus.
1 month ago
polygamist sect community colorado city town sign...
Becky Bruce

Polygamist sect leader accused of orchestrating girls’ disappearance

Sam Bateman leads a polygamist sect that split off from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or FLDS. He's pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against him so far.
1 month ago
people are pictured at the white house as biden signs the respect for marriage act...
Samantha Herrera

Church reacts to Biden signing Respect for Marriage Act into law

The amended, bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act codifies protections for same-sex and interracial marriages while also acknowledging religious freedom.
1 month ago
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location ...
Mark Jones

Lone Mountain Nevada Temple site announced, ground broken on Torreón Mexico Temple

The location of the Lone Mountain Nevada Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was announced Monday by the First Presidency.
2 months ago

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