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  • Booms in Idaho, Utah buck the curve of slowing US growth

    SALT LAKE CITY - Two Western states known for their rugged landscapes and wide-open spaces are bucking the trend of sluggish U.S. population growth, which dipped to the lowest level since the Great Depression, though different forces are powering the population booms in Utah and Idaho.
  • Mormon sex therapist's ouster stirs worries of shame culture

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sex therapist Lisa Butterworth has long been willing to delve into sensitive sexuality questions with clients who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They seek her out to have open and frank conversations about the faith’s strict rules.
  • Americans across party lines, regions embrace marijuana

    HELENA, Mont. - Bill Stocker could be considered the archetype of a conservative voter: He's a retired Marine and former police officer who voted for President Donald Trump. But he's also among the majority of South Dakota voters who broadly legalized marijuana this month.
  • Blue shirts, no ties: New dress code for Mormon missionaries

    SALT LAKE CITY - The white shirts and ties that have long been the signature outfit for young men serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer be the only outfit choice under a dress code change announced Friday.
  • Pandemic accelerates Mormon missionaries' transition online

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah - Wearing dress shirts, ties and name tags, three missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sit around the kitchen table inside a Utah apartment planning how they'll spread their gospel that day.
  • Discredited conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY - The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it.
  • Mormons pulling 400,000 youths out of struggling Boy Scouts

    KAYSVILLE, Utah - For decades, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of Boy Scouts of America’s greatest allies and the largest sponsor of troops. But on Jan. 1, the Utah-based faith will deliver the latest blow to the struggling organization when it pulls out more than 400,000 young people and moves them into a new global program of its own.
  • Lawyer says Arizona official miscast as human smuggler

    PHOENIX - A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler.
  • Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

    SALT LAKE CITY - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavours and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by "competent" doctors.
  • Finding Victory: Speaking out for intersex girl after attack

    OGDEN, Utah - When doctors said her youngest child would be a girl, Amie Schofield chose the name Victoria. Then doctors said the child would be a boy, so she switched to Victor.

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