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June 23, 2014. Surely, this would be the day the movement died. Ordain Women co-founder Kate Kelly, who had been preaching, prodding and protesting for female entry into the all-male Mormon priesthood, had just been excommunicated. This very public expulsion …

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Dalai Lama speaks at the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah Tuesday June 21, 2016. Actions, more than prayer, can bring world peace, Dalai Lama tells Utahns (with video)
    There was the Dalai Lama on Tuesday, discussing the quest for global peace and giving a rapt Utah audience what seemed like odd advice coming from one...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 06:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly speaks about her excommunication from the LDS Church in Salt Lake City, Tuesday June 24, 2014. Two years after an excommunicated Kate Kelly sought a giant leap, Mormon feminists keep making small steps toward equity
    June 23, 2014. Surely, this would be the day the movement died. Ordain Women co-founder Kate Kelly, who had been preaching, prodding and protesting f...
    Updated Jun 24 2016 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • image courtesy Library of Congress  ’The Elder’s Happy Home’ is an anti-polygamy cartoon from 1881. Commentary: Why same-sex marriage paves the way for polygamy
    “What harm would it do?” This was the question frequently asked by those who supported same-sex marriage. I sought to answer that question with a pamp...
    Updated Jun 21 2016 07:53 am   |     |   Share
    Department of Labor rule changes can affect your retirement plans
    If you are currently taking advantage in your workplace’s retirement contribution plan, changes are coming to that 401k or Roth 401k, you’ve been dili...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 01:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • The Dalai Lama chats with reporters at the Utah Governor’s Mansion during his 2001 visit. Gov. Gary Herbert plans to meet with the Buddhist monk during the spiritual leader’s 2016 visit.  Photo by Rick Egan Walking a diplomatic tightrope, Utah and Mormon officials weigh whether to meet with the Dalai Lama
    The Dalai Lama is a spiritual rock star all over the world, with millions snatching up tickets to his lectures, swarming him at venues and seeking per...
    Updated Jun 22 2016 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • First edition Book of Mormon sells for $52,500 in New York
    New York • A first edition of The Book of Mormon has sold at auction for more than $50,000. Swann Auction Galleries in Manhattan says the rare 1830 ed...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   In this file photo, Shirley Ririe uses the CaptionCall, a new phone and service by Sorenson Communications that provides closed captioning technology for telephones for the hard of hearing. The Utah Effect: We have 14 times as many telephone operators. Why? Think ASL and Mormon missionaries
    No, they’re not the telemarketers soliciting you in the middle of dinner or the people you call for customer-service support when your remote control ...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 01:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Dalai Lama speaks at the Huntsman Center at the University of Utah Tuesday June 21, 2016. Dalai Lama meets with two high-level Mormon church leaders
    The Dalai Lama met Wednesday morning with two high-level Mormon church authorities during the Buddhist leader’s two-day visit to Utah. LDS apostle D. ...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 07:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Campus of Brigham Young University. A new poll, conducted between June 2 and June 8 for The Salt Lake Tribune)   and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, shows many Utahns are critical of how BYU has handled sexual assault complaints. Poll: More than half of Utahns disapprove of how BYU handles sex assault, want amnesty for victims
    Many Utahns are critical of how Brigham Young University has handled sexual-assault complaints, a new poll shows, and more than half want the private ...
    Updated Jun 20 2016 03:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   David Hall at his office in Provo, Tuesday June 14, 2016. Nearly 150 scientists and engineers are working for Hall intent on solving technical and social challenges for building a futuristic enclave modeled on Joseph Smith’s Plat of the City of Zion. Research focuses on everything from low-impact toilets, new building materials and cooperative economic systems to methods for high-intensity food production. At left is a high tech toilet under development. Utahn’s dream of an eco-friendly hamlet gleaned from Mormon founder’s plan for Zion is a nightmare for Provo neighbors
    Provo • Residents of a quiet Provo neighborhood are fighting one man’s dream of buying and tearing down their homes to make way for a radically compac...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 05:29 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A choir featuring members from more than 50 countries sing at the General Women’s Session of the 186st Annual LDS General Conference, Saturday, March 26, 2016. What’s a Mia Maid anyway? In the name of equity, women’s journal seeks new titles for Mormon groups
    Titles are important, says the Mormon women’s journal, SquareTwo, so it’s time to rethink some of the standard ones for LDS organizations associated w...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 07:41 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy The 2015 Vans Warped Tour, an annual all-day festival-style tour, is shown here at the Utah State Fairpark. Lawmakers are proposing building a 10,000-seat arena that could be used for rodeo events, concerts and more at a cost of $17 million. State looking to build new 10,000-seat, $17M arena at Utah Fairpark with help from Mormon church
    Utah lawmakers and the LDS Church are looking to build a new 10,000-seat arena at the state Fairpark at a cost of about $17 million. The Legislature s...
    Updated Jun 16 2016 10:50 am   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: The only objectionable thing about a gay wedding is me
    I’ll just come right out and say it so you can stop reading if this sort of thing offends you. Ready? I performed my first LGBT wedding on Saturday. ...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
    photo courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, along with other dignitaries, get ready to break ground for the Thomas S. Monson Leadership Excellence Complex in Glen Jean, West Virginia, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Photos: Scouts break ground on complex named for Mormon leader Monson
    Super-Scouter Thomas S. Monson already has a Silver Beaver, a Silver Buffalo, a Silver Fox and a Bronze Wolf. On Wednesday, the LDS Church president a...
    Updated Jun 15 2016 04:08 pm   |     |   Share
    All is not well in Zion on the race front, black Mormon tells historians
    A week ago, Mormons quietly marked the 38th anniversary of their faith lifting its ban on black men and boys holding the priesthood and black women pa...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (The Salt Lake Temple is seen in a long exposure night shot at Temple Square, Sunday March 23, 2008.   Jeremy Harmon/The Salt Lake Tribune)  Mormon church relocates missionaries for violating policy, trying to baptize boys without parents’ OK
    The Mormon church has moved four missionaries out of an area in Mexico after police briefly detained them for trying to baptize three boys without the...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Salt Lake City cop’s public, albeit brief, rant about Mormons won’t stop his promotion
    If a police officer publicly expressed hatred or bias against Muslims or gays or blacks or Latinos or Jews, you would expect that to be intolerable. ...
    Updated Jun 14 2016 08:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Terry DeCarlo, executive director of the LGBT Center of Central Florida, right, is comforted by an Orlando Police officer after a shooting involving multiple fatalities at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla., Sunday, June 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) Utahns react to Orlando shooting; public vigil planned Monday
    In the wake of a mass shooting that killed at least 50 people at a gay club in Orlando, Utahns condemned the horrific crime and offered their support ...
    Updated Jun 12 2016 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: With no liquor license, 70-year-old SLC restaurant closes, but don’t blame the Mormon church this time
    The venerable Cinegrill restaurant, which has served diners since the 1940s, is no more after closing at its last location at the end of May. One fac...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 07:42 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  Tribune file photo)   Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Friday, November 28, 2014.. 4 LDS Mexican missionaries detained after father said they tried to baptize kids without permission
    Police in Anáhuac, Chihuahua, Mexico, have planned to attend Sunday services at a local branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to e...
    Updated Jun 13 2016 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf  l  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A portrait of Leonard J. Arrington hangs in USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library where the writings of the former LDS Church historian are kept. An early 1935 Arrington diary  is in the foreground. Mormon historian Leonard Arrington’s wish list for LDS Church reforms
    The late Mormon historian Leonard Arrington not only documented the faith’s past, he also yearned to shape its future. Gregory A. Prince’s new biograp...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah speaks during Muhammad Ali’s memorial service, Friday, June 10, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman) The Mormon and the Muslim — Hatch says Ali ‘pointed us to the greatness of God’
    Muhammad Ali was more than a fighter and more than a hero. He was a symbol. Even in his waning days, as the boxing legend struggled with Parkinson’s d...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  l  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A portrait of Leonard J. Arrington hangs in USU’s Merrill-Cazier Library where the writings of the former LDS Church historian are kept. An early 1935 Arrington diary  is in the foreground. New biography tells all about a forthright Mormon historian, Leonard Arrington, who told all
    Somewhere, Leonard Arrington’s ghost has pulled up a chair to eavesdrop on Mormonism’s contemporary conversation about controversies in the faith’s hi...
    Updated Jun 10 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jerri Harwell depicts Jane Elizabeth Manning James as she tells her life story at the grave site of the historic African-American Mormon woman at the Salt Lake City Cemetery on Thursday, June 9, 2016. The event was part of a tour in conjunction with the Mormon History Association conference that visited significant sites and stories related to African-Americans in Utah history. Rolly: Mormon group gets lesson on black history in Utah — from celebrated soldiers to Jane Manning James and Elijah Abel
    When an all-black infantry unit came to Utah in 1896, state leaders sent a formal complaint to the War Department, insisting the soldiers were not wel...
    Updated Jun 09 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share