Behind the Headlines: Religious freedom vs. medical marijuana, a big name change for Utah’s biggest church and a possible issue with state driver licenses

(Jeremy Harmon | The Salt Lake Tribune) President Russell M. Nelson announces the church will no longer have home teachers or visiting teachers during the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference on April 1, 2018.

After its first year of implementation, how has Operation Rio Grande impacted crime and homelessness in Salt Lake City? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bristles against the term “LDS” and asks that its members not be referred to as Mormons. Opponents to Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative argue against it on the basis of religious freedom. And the absence of a tiny star on driver licenses may affect Utahns' ability to travel.

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