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We post a lot of news on our blogs, as evidenced by the preponderance of political and religious items on our list this year. But we also have fun with reality television and baffling BYU wardrobe chastisements. Here, our top 11 blog entries from Salt Lake Tribune bloggers in 2012:

1. BYU student scolded for her attire in Valentine’s note

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When Brittany Molina was handed a note on BYU’s Provo campus last Valentine’s Day, she was bemused to discover it was an admonishment of her choice of clothing. So much so, she shared the note, and a photo of her modest attire, on Twitter, sparking an outpouring of support and near-manhunt for the note-giver.

2. Mormon women plan ‘Wear Pants to Church Day’

A group of Mormon feminists declared December 16 as "Wear Pants to Church Day" and called for others to join in, attracting a level of local media attention and public reaction they likely never anticipated.

3. LDS apostle tells Mormons: Stock up on food, not ammo

After a surge in doomsday preparation this fall, an LDS apostle reminded church members that their prepartion program is about storing food and water, not arms and ammunition.

4. GOP big-whigs suggest Romney quietly go away

After the presidential election, Mitt Romney blamed his loss on gifts Obama gave minorities and young voters, prompting Republican party leaders to somewhat dramatically and publicly break ties.

5. Next time Mormons pay tithing, they may notice something new

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A small change in a form LDS church members use to pay tithing and other donations got a lot of attention because of this blog item. The new forms allow Mormons to check a box to designate more specifically where their money should go, though the church makes no guarantees it will actually be used that way.

6. Utes to unveil new helmets

7. Trump’s Obama announcement falls flat

8. Jef Holm moving for ‘Bachelorette’ Emily Maynard

9. Lesbian couple selling birthplace of Mormon prophet

10. Picture is worth a thousand slurs? Magazine cover riles Mormons

11. Romney quotes Book of Mormon in speech

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