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  • In this new era of doubt, will a stronger Mormon faith emerge? February 14, 2016
    Mormonism has had its doubters and dropouts since its founding nearly two centuries ago, but today’s crisis of faith among Information Age believers somehow seems new. Modern. Multifaceted. Unexpected. Unusually troubling. Vast. It is affecting Latter-day Saints of all types, young and old, lifers and converts, women and men, scholars, students and scientists, stay-at-home parents […]
  • What Mormons had to say about their faith crises? February 14, 2016
    The Salt Lake Tribune, in partnership with American Public Media’s Public Insight Network, asked Mormon readers if they have experienced a faith crisis, what triggered it and how they resolved it. Within 24 hours, the newspaper received more than 1,000 responses. Eventually, that number topped 1,700. • Of the respondents who provided their relationship with […]
  • Split surfaces in LDS policy on same-sex couples: Mormons back it; other Utahns don't February 14, 2016
    As much as the state is evolving and diversifying, on some topics there still are two Utahs: Mormon and non-Mormon. The LDS Church’s policy on gay couples and their children is one of those issues. A new Salt Lake Tribune poll shows Utah Mormons support the policy labeling same-sex LDS couples as “apostates” by a […]
  • Activists call for changes to Salt Lake City's police civilian review board February 14, 2016
    Activists want more autonomy for the civilian board tasked with reviewing the Salt Lake City Police Department’s actions. The 14-member group, called the Police Civilian Review Board, was created in the early 2000s to be a transparent and independent finder of facts. But at a panel Saturday at the downtown library, activists called for members […]
  • Forecast: A weak storm might improve the north's smoggy air by Monday February 14, 2016
    For Valentine’s Day, Mother Nature is giving northern Utahns a weak storm that might, come Monday, help clear the smoggy air. After days of toxic haze, a mix of rain and snow arrived in northern Utah to stir up the inversion and, by Monday, somewhat improve the air quality. By Monday afternoon, the inversion should […]
  • Things to know about Utah's marijuana extract proposal February 14, 2016
    One of two proposals this year to expand Utah’s medical marijuana law would set up tight controls around a cannabis extract some conservative legislators may see as a safer option than a broader medical pot program. Utah already allows the extract, called cannabidiol, to be used by those with severe epilepsy, as long as they […]
  • Utah man dies in southern Idaho crash February 14, 2016
    A Logan man died Saturday after crashing into another Utahn in Idaho. Brock Bitton, 36, was driving southbound on State Street in Preston when he crossed the divider at 2000 West, according to Idaho State Police. About 1:30 p.m., Bitton’s Mitsubishi Galant hit a Ford Fusion driven by Marie Mitchell, 32, of Lewiston. Bitton died […]
  • Kirby: All the details of my LDS faith crises February 14, 2016
    Never thought I would see the day when The Salt Lake Tribune would start conducting LDS bishop interviews. Such a thing wouldn’t surprise me coming from church-owned media, but not The Tribune. Didn’t we use to advocate the hanging of Mormons? Well, the day has come. The Salt Lake Tribune, in conjunction with American Public […]
  • Utah officials hit the presidential campaign trail February 14, 2016
    As U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, traveled around rural New Hampshire shaking hands and talking politics, he found it oddly similar to his trips to the redrock country he represents in Congress. “It was like campaigning in southern Utah,” said Stewart. “The people we met, I thought, this is just like being in southern Utah.” […]
  • Biofuel company with polygamous ties spent big on Utah politicians even as frauds were found February 14, 2016
    The storage tanks Washakie Renewable Energy was planning to build while Amanda Brown worked there weren’t for biofuel Washakie actually made, she says. They were for the biofuel Washakie planned to buy. Buying biofuel wouldn’t allow Washakie to qualify for all the government benefits of making its own, but the company had a solution for […]

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  • 2 killed in crashes involving 16 cars in California February 14, 2016
    Merced, Calif. • Authorities say two men died over the weekend in a car crash that set off a series of collisions involving 16 cars in a foggy Central California highway. California Highway Patrol Officer Moises Onsurez says two passengers were killed and the driver had major injuries after their pickup collided into the back […]
  • Former priest arrested in cold case known for compassion February 14, 2016
    Phoenix • For nearly 20 years, John Feit was known around the St. Vincent de Paul nonprofit agency as one its most compassionate employees. The former priest worked in downtown Phoenix with food-pantry volunteers and even raised money to buy a house for a needy family. His desire to help others was apparent at his […]
  • Key cases facing the Supreme Court after Justice Scalia's death February 14, 2016
    Washington — The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia casts a cloud of uncertainty over a Supreme Court term filled with some of the most controversial issues facing the nation: abortion, affirmative action, the rights of religious objectors to the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, and the president’s powers on immigration and […]
  • Big 'Deadpool' debut annihilates 'Fifty Shades' record February 14, 2016
    Los Angeles • The R-rated “Deadpool” has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The Fox film, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed superhero, easily trounced last year’s record-setting $85.2 million February debut of the erotic […]
  • Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial February 14, 2016
    Lubbock, Texas • The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes, a project that could provide an alternative strategy to a Nevada repository plan that was halted in 2010. The five-year borehole project was tentatively slated to start later this year on state-owned […]
  • Cruz vows to filibuster any Obama nominee to replace Scalia February 14, 2016
    Washington — Ted Cruz vowed Sunday to filibuster any nomination made by President Barack Obama to replace the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. “Absolutely,” he said on ABC’s “This Week” when asked if he would block any nominee named by Obama this year. “This is a 5-4 court,” the Texas senator said. “This next […]
  • Police: No more danger after 2 teens shot at Arizona school February 13, 2016
    Glendale, Ariz. • Two teens were shot Friday at a high school in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale but the danger at the campus was over, police said, as worried parents crowded stores nearby to await word on their children. Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden did not disclose the conditions of the teens shot at Independence […]
  • Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record February 13, 2016
    North Myrtle Beach, S.C. • An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he’s refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state’s more conservative electorate. “People told me: ‘They’re really conservative down there,’ “ Kasich joked to a […]
  • Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya February 13, 2016
    Nyahururu, Kenya • This Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance your flowers came from Kenya. “I know the flowers are for giving on Valentine’s Day,” said Phanice Cherop, a worker at a flower farm in Kenya. “They are very beautiful.” On a crisp February morning, Cherop squeezed through a row of shoulder-high white roses, cut […]
  • Animal rights protest scrapped after "greased pig" dust-up February 13, 2016
    Newport, N.H. • An international animal advocacy group launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a “Greased Pig on Ice,” but withdrew it after learning there’s no pig in the act — just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail. Steve Smith, […]