$35 million Book of Mormon manuscript sale to LDS Church called the ‘biggest game-changer in Mormon history’

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now owns the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon, officials announced Wednesday.  The $35 million sale was finalized Monday, according to an announcement by Community of Christ, the Independence, Missouri-based seller of the manuscript. Community of Christ, formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ… Continue reading $35 million Book of Mormon manuscript sale to LDS Church called the ‘biggest game-changer in Mormon history’

After nurse’s arrest, Utah lawmakers will draft a bill that clarifies when police can draw blood someone’s blood

Members of the Utah Legislature’s Judiciary Interim Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to draft a bill that will clarify when police may — and may not — draw blood without a driver’s consent. “This is an important issue,” said Rep. Craig Hall, a West Valley City Republican who is sponsoring the legislation. “I think that… Continue reading After nurse’s arrest, Utah lawmakers will draft a bill that clarifies when police can draw blood someone’s blood

As divide grows among residents, Wellsville council votes to form a committee to examine how American Indians are depicted in annual Sham Battle

Wellsville • Darren Parry momentarily looked up from the white sheets of paper with his prepared remarks and put his mouth close to the microphone: “Please don’t display us as savages,” he said.  “We are not.” One member of the City Council stared back at the chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation… Continue reading As divide grows among residents, Wellsville council votes to form a committee to examine how American Indians are depicted in annual Sham Battle

Utah school board gets earful after dropping middle school arts and health requirements

When Melanie Provost began junior high, she was overweight and terrified of the requirement to enroll in gym class. But before long, Provost said, she discovered an aptitude for basketball and volleyball that, combined with information from also-required health and nutrition courses, led her to eventually compete in varsity high school sports and attend college… Continue reading Utah school board gets earful after dropping middle school arts and health requirements

Salt Lake City police searching for missing 5-year-old who wandered away from his parent

A 5-year-old wearing a lime green Ninja Turtles shirt hasn’t been seen since 7 p.m. Wednesday evening after he wandered away from his parent at 900 South and 900 East. The boy, who also was wearing gray shorts and blue Spider-Man shoes, reportedly walked out the back door of gift shop Cahoots and wandered south on… Continue reading Salt Lake City police searching for missing 5-year-old who wandered away from his parent

Prep football: West showing signs of turnaround after lengthy drought

When Justin Thompson took over the West High football program last year, his Panthers viewed the coach from east-side Skyline as an outsider. Especially when he started playing music at practice. “Just horrendous,” senior Viliami Makoni said. “He listens to a lot of music that my parents listen to,” wide receiver Cole Dunkley added. “Give… Continue reading Prep football: West showing signs of turnaround after lengthy drought

E.J. Dionne: Trump’s tough talk makes us weaker

New York – The worst aspect of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was not his immature taunting of a dangerous foreign leader when the stakes far outweigh those of a schoolyard fight. Calling North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” may make Trump happy by reminding him of the glory… Continue reading E.J. Dionne: Trump’s tough talk makes us weaker