The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs The power of kind words from a stranger… This week has been interesting and I don’t want to do a negative story today. So, while this will start out down, hopefully we will all be lifted before I am done. Life circumstances found me at the local credit [...]


OREM–Jordan Colton opened his final church talk before leaving on his two-year Latter-day Saint mission with a lie. From Mormon Times More…


Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband is the perfect name for the Utah group, and with their versatility and having one foot in each genre, it would be hard to call Shupe and the band anything different. From Mormon Times More…


"It takes a lot to hurt my feelings," Tony said. "I've been called everything from a child of God to whatever. But you have to get beyond it and live your life. You can't live life with a chip on your shoulder. To give (prejudice) attention is to give it more attention than it deserves. [...]


If you plan to watch "The Next Food Network Star" when its new season begins airing Sunday, don't expect Kelsey Nixon of North Ogden to share any spoilers. Her lips are sealed as far as how she did as a finalist, who gets sent packing and who ultimately wins. From Mormon Times More…


An open LDS hymn book rests on the piano, with a Joseph Smith book propped up on a stand nearby, and a well-read copy of the Ensign lies in a basket on the floor. A large, white poster next to the hearth shows a quote from President Thomas S. Monson written in colorful letters. The [...]


PROVO — As the City Council heard recommendations on whether to sell iProvo for $40.6 million, Broadweave Networks dropped a bombshell, announcing low-priced, high-speed packages. From Deseret News More…


OREM — In the attic of the March family home, under a blanket of snow, four young girls rehearse their latest theatrical attempt. Lovely Meg, talented and outspoken Jo, frail Beth and spoiled Amy, are sisters growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through the sister's dreams, pranks, plays, letters and courtships, women [...]


While Jeremy Bowen was on a vacation in Brazil, he had an epiphany. As a graphic design and music major, he had heard that there was a program that could translate sound waves into light waves, but in Brazil it "occurred to him that he could do this." From BYU Newsnet More…


Those of us who run websites and send out emails to thousands of people know that being on the Internet is sometimes a little like war. We live with the stark and unpleasant reality that there are hackers out there who are purposely creating programs to sabotage you and bring you to your knees. They [...]


WASHINGTON — The set-top box, a necessary appendage for millions of cable televisions for decades, is moving toward extinction. From Deseret News More…


President Thomas S. Monson, who became president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January, was to speak to all members of the Church in Canada via satellite from Salt Lake City. From Northpeel.com More…


BYU-Hawaii Religious Education Professor Aaron Schade encouraged students in his May 20 devotional to “be not afraid,” but to actively “be doing good” and trust in the Lord for strength and guidance during tough times in life. From BYUH More…


When I think about John Hart, I think about the day a call came in from the Uinta Mountains. A Boy Scout was terribly upset and wanted to come home. John was the boy's bishop. He was also in the middle of a major story for an upcoming edition of the Church News. He could [...]


1. There is a very liberating feeling when Utah is to your back. I love where I live, but I love getting away. From True Confessions of a Mormon Mother More…


A little over a week ago, a small group of student leaders and advisers from the Center for Service and Learning loaded inside a couple of BYU rental vans and bounced down to Cedar City for a retreat. It was your standard leadership training, group bonding, individually motivating two-day drill-the kind of thing uber-involved (and [...]


If a person goes to see a movie or play, there is normally a gentle reminder at the start for audience members to turn off their cell phones. From Deseret News More…


Salt Lake County residents would be more likely to attend touring Broadway shows at a theater in Salt Lake City than in Sandy, but most say a new 2,500-seat venue isn't needed anywhere in the valley. From Deseret News More…


Potter thrown for a curve but he vows not to let arthritis slow him down From Deseret News More…


When John Mount of Highland gets ready for Memorial Day, he grabs a wool cap and a black powder musket. From Deseret News More…


The good news is that David Archuleta said he didn't let gossip about his father affect his performance on "American Idol." From Deseret News More…


In medieval times, a city's cathedral was the center of its community life, and the music performed there was considered a spiritual conduit between human beings and their God. In the life of Gregory A. Glenn, that tradition holds true. From Salt Lake Tribune More…


A 25-year old Church News survey respondent explained, "We're a well-connected generation through social networks (Facebook), e-mail and texting. When we have to contact someone to give information that's pertaining to our calling, it's common for us to say, 'Facebook me or I'll Facebook you the information.' It's standard to get reminders to ward activities [...]


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Teaching college students in Utah about the history of the LDS Church has its own set of challenges, whether instructors are Latter-day Saints or not, because most students believe they already know the subject and understand it well. From Mormon Times More…


Before he was a best-selling author, before he went to college and majored in communications and English, before he wrote anything at all, Brandon Mull was a daydreamer. From Deseret News More…


The 84th Annual Spring Salon, at the Springville Museum of Art through July 6, is a visually and thematically diverse exhibition. And while some might consider the exhibit too eclectic, it's this striking diversity that gives the show its energy. From Deseret News More…


Director to receive award for service to music school, more From Deseret News More…


When Ballet West presents "Innovations" at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center this week, three Ballet West dancers will premiere new works. From Deseret News More…


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — There is insufficient evidence to say former LDS Church President Brigham Young ordered the Mountain Meadows Massacre, and ample evidence that says he did not, according to the church's assistant historian. From Deseret News More…


SACRAMENTO — Researchers with the LDS Church's historical department say conflicting accounts and missing documents have vexed historians looking to determine exactly how the Mountain Meadows Massacre came about and who had prior knowledge of the plan to murder about 140 men, women and children in southern Utah. From Deseret News More…

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