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The Mormon church is investigating a former missionary training center president who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1980s.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a statement posted to its website Tuesday that the allegations are "deeply disturbing" and would lead to formal discipline if true.

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At a rare, school-sanctioned event, four LGBT students at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University spoke to about 600 students about what it's like to reconcile their religious beliefs with sexual identities that don't fit within the religion's belief system.

Addison Jenkins, who spoke at the first LGBT campus forum last year, said the school took a step forward Thursday by hosting the panel.

LDS missionaries serve countries around the world.

Mormon missionaries are doing more proselytizing online than ever, including 600 missionaries assigned to 20 visitor centers around the world who spend their days chatting with prospective converts online.

Bonnie Oscarson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Young Women program and a member of its Executive Missionary Council, said the approach is hardly new but has become more sophisticated.

Immigration Reform, Utah Youth Suicide, & More On This Behind The Headlines

Jan 19, 2018
The New Yorker

Utah Rep. Mia Love meets with Pres. Donald Trump to discuss immigration reform. As Utah's youth suicide rate continues to rise, Gov. Gary Herbert creates a task force to address the issue. The LDS Church gets a new leader and sees changes in its top governing council. And Salt Lake Tribune columnist Holly Richardson advises on how to encourage women to run for political office.

93-year-old, former heart surgeon Russell M. Nelson has been officially announced as the next president of the LDS Church. The new leadership change comes after the death of former president Thomas S. Monson on Jan. 2nd.

Chambers for Mormon Baptisms for the dead, UPR reports Mormons using these baptisms for Holocaust Victims

A researcher who has spent two decades monitoring the church's massive genealogical database says Mormons are posthumously baptizing Holocaust victims as well as grandparents of public figures despite church rules intended to restrict the ceremonies to a member's ancestors.

The discoveries made by Helen Radkey likely will bring new scrutiny to a deeply misunderstood practice.

Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is lashing out at former White House adviser Steve Bannon for his attack on Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church.

At a rally Tuesday for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, Bannon called the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee a draft dodger who "hid behind" his religion. Romney received a draft deferment for missionary work in France during Vietnam.

Utah Division of State History

Researchers from the University of Utah used a model originally for studying birds to see why pioneers settled certain areas within the state of Utah. The study could tell us more about human migration throughout history.

Utah residents are holding unity and anti-racism rallies Monday night to denounce the messages of hate and violence of white supremacists at a weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

A board of Utah lawmakers recommended John Cannon, former head of government relations for the LDS Church, to lead the Legislature’s law drafting office on Thursday.

Women who work at the Mormon church's headquarters in Salt Lake City are now allowed to wear pantsuits and dress slacks instead of just skirts or dresses.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent employees a memo Wednesday about several changes, which also include expanded maternity leave and allowing men to remove their suit coats in hot weather.

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Cherished throughout Cache Valley for its communal art and culture, Logan Summerfest requires intensive planning each year. 

Currently in its 34th year, fest-goers enjoy the sprawling foods, goods and festivities for three days.

The Mormon church for the first time ever is sending out a survey to the religion's 62,000 missionaries to gauge safety conditions for young men and women serving proselytizing missions around the world.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spokesman Eric Hawkins said Monday that the online survey isn't being done because of one particular incident or decrease in missionary safety.

The Mormon church and a Utah rock climbing coalition have reached a formalized agreement that will allow climbers to continue using prime routes on church-owned land in the Little Cottonwood Canyon while implementing plans to better protect the land.

Authorities say they are searching for the four people who are suspected of stealing an 800-pound bronze statue depicting two Mormon leaders.

The Mormon Church is merging two of its missions in Russia, sending those members home early or reassigning them to finish their service in the U.S.

The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Saturday that it would combine the southeast Vladivostok Mission and the southern Novosibirsk Mission, effective July 1.

The Mormon church is giving a name and appointing a leader for a worldwide online college education program that has expanded to nearly 50 countries since it started several years ago at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

LDS Church Involved in Liquor License DABC Decision

May 27, 2016 / Even Stevens


Two businesses, one in Saint George and one in Logan, are applying for a permit to serve alcohol. Both have been told by state governing authorities that officials from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints must provide written approval before the licenses can be issued.

A leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the change in church policy against same-sex marriage was a revelation from God.