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Two missionaries, one from Utah, killed in New Mexico crash

FARMINGTON, N.M. (ABC4) – Two missionaries are dead after a crash in New Mexico. A spokesperson with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint says the two young missionaries were serving in the New Mexico Farmington Mission. Following a head-on collision Thursday afternoon, 20-year-old Elder Michael Austin Davis of...
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Here’s what top U.S. Greek Orthodox leader thinks of Utah after meeting with Catholic bishop, LDS Church president and politicians

After spending several days meeting civic and religious leaders, Archbishop Elpidophoros (Lambriniadis), head of the Archdiocese of America, was excited to experience Utah in a new way: on horseback. “We’re going to ride horses like Utahns,” the Greek Orthodox prelate said with a smile Friday. Elpidophoros’ leisure time was well...
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Greek Orthodox leader spends 6 days in Utah in 'unprecedented visit'

Archbishop Elpidophoros leads a church service July 25, 2021 in Salt Lake City. The leader of the Greek Orthodox Church of America spent six days in the state, in what some describe as an "unprecedented visit." (Greg Anderson, KSL-TV) SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time in almost 20 years, Utah's Greek Orthodox community welcomed Archbishop Elpidophoros, archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, in what was described as an "unprecedented" six-day visit.
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2 Latter-day Saint missionaries, 1 from Utah, serving in New Mexico die in car crash

Elder Tyson Gene Haycock, left, and Elder Michael Austin Davis, right, died in a car crash in New Mexico Thursday. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) SALT LAKE CITY — Two full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died and a third was seriously injured Thursday afternoon in a head-on collision while the men were serving missions for the church, a spokesman said.
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State school board hears public comment on Critical Race Theory proposal

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah school debate over Critical Race Theory came back to the forefront this week with two hours of public comments. The Utah State Board of Education heard public comment on proposed rule R277-328 “Educational Equity in Schools” during a hearing Thursday night. The topic of...
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USU Extension sponsors “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor” food drive – Cache Valley Daily

The Utah State University Extension Create Better Health (SNAP-Ed) program sponsors “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor,” a food drive designed to help those in need of fresh produce. Held at select farmers markets in Utah, participants are encouraged to purchase extra produce at the market, then drop it off at the Create Better Health booth there. The food will then be donated to the local food pantry.
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AM News Brief: Utah Deploys Firefighters, Moab Considers Property Tax & SLC Declares Racism Public Health Crisis

The Independent Redistricting Commission and the Legislature’s Redistricting Committee are taking different approaches to examining where incumbents live and where communities of interest are. The independent commission isn’t legally allowed to consider where current public officials live when drawing their suggested maps, but the legislative group is. The independent commission will be examining communities of interest when drawing its suggested maps. Residents can submit them online, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll all stay intact. The legislative committee voted not to use communities of interest as a guide when drawing the maps because they said they couldn't find a good definition of the term. Read the full story. — Sonja Hutson.
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Utahns, are you ready to reuse your shower water?

This story is part of The Salt Lake Tribune’s ongoing commitment to identify solutions to Utah’s biggest challenges through the work of the Innovation Lab. Sign up for our newsletter here. Doing your part for water conservation can sometimes be heavy lifting. Literally. “It is sort of a bucket brigade...
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Utah declares M. Russell Ballard Day in honor of Latter-day Saint apostle

In recognition of Latter-day Saint leader M. Russell Ballard’s “lifelong commitment and advocacy for the Days of ’47 organization and new rodeo arena,” Gov. Spencer Cox declared July 23, 2021, to be M. Russell Ballard Day in Utah. More than 50 attendees — including members of Ballard’s large clan (seven...
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In Utah, You Commit a Hate Crime When...

1—In Utah, you commit a hate crime when you smirk at a cop. 2—It could be a hate crime, in Utah, if you eat fries without fry sauce. 3—It's a hate crime to teach white kids that discrimination still exists. 4—In Utah it's a hate crime to say everyone should...
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Stunning Vow Renewal in the Salt Flats of Utah

Vow renewals are a romantic way to celebrate your love and reaffirm your commitment to your spouse. College sweethearts Cassandra and Justin Myers decided to celebrate five years of marriage with a stunning vow renewal at the breathtaking Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah. Cassandra shares, “The gorgeous Salt Flats made for the perfect minimal backdrop that we were looking for. The warm tones in our color scheme and rustic arch were a wonderful contrast against the modern disco balls that we incorporated into our renewal.” The couple even enjoyed a chic picnic-style dinner complete with a stylish cake created with their original wedding cake flavors.