Mormon conversions lag behind huge missionary growth • The stats are staggering. In the year and a half since the LDS Church lowered the minimum age for full-time missionary service, the Utah-based faith has seen its proselytizing force swell from 58,500 to more than 83,000. That's a 42 percent leap. But the number of convert baptisms last year grew to 282,945, up from 272,330 in 2012, an increase of less than 4 percent. How can that be?
Utah family hoping for a miracle as deportation seems inevitable • Ana Cañenquez hopes, prays, cries, and loses sleep thinking about who else she could ask for help to create a miracle, any miracle, to halt the ordered deportation of half of her family on June 25. The northern Utah resident believes the action may send four of her sons to their deaths at the hands of gangs in El Salvador, which they tried to escape by illegally immigrating to the United States. Even if they survive, "they still won't have any life at all, there are no opportunities" in extreme poverty, she blurts in Spanish between sobs.
Same-sex marriage: Both sides want Utah Supreme Court to have say • It's what both sides want. The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a proposed order in federal court Friday asking that the state's highest court resolve the question of whether gay and lesbian couples who wed after U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Utah's ban on same-sex unions in December have "vested property rights" under Utah law.
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Utah, county lose again in dispute over Canyonlands path
Utah Democrats elect Corroon as chairman, tap Owens in 4th District
Canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II delight Utah Catholics
College football: Players, coaches welcome regulated practice hours
Real Salt Lake: Second-half collapse results in 2-2 draw against Vancouver
BYU volleyball: Cougars 'got this,' sweep Stanford in MPSF title tilt
Review: Utah Symphony brings out some 'pieces you don't hear every week'
Young Utah dancers get star treatment in top choreographer's annual showcase
Scott D. Pierce: Tori Spelling's new show constitutes child abuse
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