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  • |  Courtesy  The Episcopal Cathedral in Salt Lake City. A brief history of the Episcopal Church in Utah
    Oct. 5, 1866 • In what is believed to be the first organized and concerted effort to establish a Protestant presence in Mormon Utah, the Episcopal Chu...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sunday service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Sunday, March 19, 2017. 150 years later, progressive Episcopalians remain pioneers in Mormon Utah
    For nearly two decades after their 1847 arrival, Mormon settlers held practically a theological monopoly in the Utah Territory. If you went to church ...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Bishop Michael Curry of North Carolina who was elected at the 27th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church speaks after a march against gun violence held in Salt Lake City, Sunday, June 28, 2015. Episcopal leader speaks about Utah’s interfaith efforts, church divisions, dwindling membership, social causes
    It has been a rare and long journey for Michael Bruce Curry, beginning with his mother’s improbable decision, as a woman of color, to embrace the then...
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  • POLYGAMY
    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Lillian Swapp Foster, holds her six-week-old son Adonijah Foster, left,  and Catrina Foster, right, stand with their husband Enoch Foster as they attend a protest rally against H.B. 281 that if passed make polygamy a felony in Utah again. The Fosters, of southeast Utah and other members of Utah’s plural marriage community rallied against the bill in the Capitol rotunda during the 2016 legislative session in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 7, 2016. More Utah polygamists are the subject of a TV series — this time airing in Britain
    The latest entry in the genre of Utah polygamy on television has an entry that feels far more authentic than its predecessors. “Three Wives, One Husb...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)    U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, listens as Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, thanks him for speaking in the Utah Senate, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Sen. Orrin Hatch would consider stepping aside for Mitt Romney
    Sen. Orrin Hatch said he might be willing to give up his seat if Mitt Romney wanted it. Hatch, R-Utah, made the comments in an interview with the Nati...
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  • Courtesy of the Southeast Utah Health Department The Southeast Utah Health Department created the 5k Butt Run to raise awareness about the negative affects of Tobacco with the slogan ’Don’t be a Butt-head Tobacco Kills.’ Despite ‘unhealthy’ ranking, Carbon County finds motivation through local programs
    Every year when the County Health Rankings are released, Debbie Marvidikis of the Southeast Utah Health Department knows where counties in her jurisdi...
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Polygamist Joe Darger, right, attends a hearing for HB99, a bill amending Utah’s bigamy statute, as it goes back to the House Judiciary Committee for another hearing at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. At left are Luanne Cooper, a former member of the Polygamist Kingston clan and Jessica Christensen of the show ’Escaping Polygamy.’ Herbert signs polygamy bill into Utah law
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  • Phone offers no clues in death of Utah corrections officer
    Investigators remain unsure what precipitated the deadly Friday morning shooting of a Salt Lake County corrections sergeant while he slept in his bed....
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  • Motorcyclist dies in Hill Air Force Base crash
    A civilian employee at Hill Air Force Base died early Tuesday in a motorcycle crash near the West Gate entrance. The crash occurred about 5:40 a.m. a...
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  • Flint Wayne Harrison Utah man expected in a Wyoming courtroom this week to face charges in UTA worker’s death
    A 23-year-old man charged in the killing of a Utah Transit Authority employee will make his first appearance in a Wyoming courtroom this week. Derek J...
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  • POLITICS
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  • |  Courtesy of Utah County Sheriff’s Office  Police seized drugs with a combined street value of nearly $25,000 from an Oregon man who intended to sell the drugs at the Holi Festival of Colors. Utah County police seize nearly $25,000 worth of drugs after Holi Fest
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  • College tuition proposed to go up by 3.4 percent across Utah
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  • Courtesy  |  Utah County Jail  Keith Vallejo ‘No one is really saying he’s guilty,’ says victim after ex-Mormon bishop allowed to go free following sex crime convictions
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  • FAITH
    (The statue of the angel Moroni prior to be raised to the top of the steeple on the Rome Italy Temple March 25, 2017. Courtesy Photo)   | Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Angel Moroni installed at the top of the new Mormon Temple in Rome
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  • |  Courtesy Current Fish and Oyster  Co-owner Joel LaSalle, wants Current Fish and Oyster to be one of the first Utah restaurants to tear out its Zion Curtain. It’s an option beginning July 1, 2017 thanks to a new alcohol reform bill passed by the Utah Legislature. Utah guv signs new liquor law — but restaurants can’t tear down ‘Zion Curtains’ just yet
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  • FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in Colstrip, Mont. President Trump’s latest move to support coal mining is unlikely to turn around the industry’s prospects immediately. Experts say the biggest problem faced by the mining industry today isn’t a coal shortage of coal or even the prospect of climate change regulations, but an abundance of cheap natural gas. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File) President Trump reverses clean power initiative, coal moratorium
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  • Photo courtesy of Kevin Giddins Kevin Jones Giddins, far right, back row, with wife Lita, and birth mother Jacqueline Giddins, center front, along with other family discovered through DNA testing. For black Mormons, DNA testing a revelation of roots — and faith
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  • FAITH
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  • Herbert stokes fire over air quality by signing bill allowing use of wood to cook
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  • Unified Police say knife-wielding robber strikes again
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mayor Ben McAdams, left,  is joined by Draper City Mayor Troy Walker at the Salt Lake County Government Center as Draper steps forward with two new homeless shelter site proposals on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Draper steps forward with two new homeless shelter site proposals; Salt Lake County reschedules site evaluation deliberations
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