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Utah Valley University Creates “Texting Lane” on Busy Staircase

Utah Valley University Creates "Texting Lane" on Busy Staircase

Utah Valley University is getting a lot of attention for their design project to paint a texting lane on one of their staircases. The story was originally picked up by Fusion. Below is an excerpt.  There’s a “culture of walking and texting” on the Utah Valley University campus, according to conversations with students, but that’s not the main reason Matt …

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LDS Senior Missionary Builds Pulpit for Paralyzed Branch President in Ghana

LDS Senior Missionary Builds Pulpit for Paralyzed Bishop in Ghana

Elder Gary Parke and his wife, Helen, sat before an LDS congregation in Tema, Ghana, waiting to speak about temple preparation, when several men entered the building wearing suit coats. The uncommon attire for the tropical climate suggested this was no ordinary sacrament service. One of the men, the stake president, walked to the pulpit and announced the names of …

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New Carl Bloch Painting of Christ Acquired, Unveiled at BYU

New Carl Bloch Painting of Christ Acquired, Unveiled at BYU

Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art unveiled its newly acquired Carl Bloch painting, “The Mocking of Christ,” Thursday. The painting was recently rediscovered by Danish art dealer Peter Titelbech after being held in a private collection since 1935. Titelbech was working on a comprehensive list of Bloch’s works when a colleague told him about the painting. “It was ‘The Mocking …

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Primary Songs, Prayers Strengthened Victims of Boating Accident

Primary Songs, Prayers Strengthened Victims of Boating Accident

By Kylie Ravsten of LDS.net Tiffany Stoker, 14, and Tylinn Tilley, 13, survived a tragic boat accident on Bear Lake in Northern Utah on Monday that killed four. In total, nine girls, four mothers and one father made the trip, but some of them decided to stay on shore for the last run of the day. It was while on that last …

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Tyler Haws Talks of His Mission After Working Out With LA Lakers

Tyler Haws Talks of His Mission While Working Out With LA Lakers

Tyler Haws, all-time leading scorer for BYU and recent college graduate, is currently on a whirlwind tour of NBA pre-draft workouts. Visits so far have included the Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and Phoenix Suns teams, with more on the way. Today, after working out with the LA Lakers, Haws addressed the media, which included a question about his missionary service …

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LDS Author for Huffington Post Asks: Are We Mormons a Cult?

LDS Author Featured on Huffington Post Asks: Are We Mormons a Cult?

By Mette Ivie Harrison When I was at graduate school in Princeton from 1990-1995, I worked summers as a temporary secretary at various big local businesses. In one of those situations, I talked to a coworker about my religion. She was a Baptist, and had some pretty strong opinions about Mormons. To be specific, she called Mormonism a cult and …

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Atlanta Car Crash Leaves One Missionary Dead, Another Injured

Atlanta Car Crash Leaves One Missionary Dead, Another Injured

A missionary of the LDS Church died and another was seriously injured following an automobile accident with a semi truck Friday in Atlanta, church officials confirmed. Sister Natalie Ann Barnard, 20, from Snoqualmie, Washington, died Friday as a result of her injuries sustained in a car accident, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. Sister Barnard’s companion, Sister Rachel Beckstrom, 19, …

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Shoot-out Begins at Arizona LDS Stake Center, Pregnant Woman Injured

Shoot-out Begins at an Arizona LDS Stake Center, Pregnant Woman Injured

An Arizona man is dead and two others injured — including a pregnant woman — after he began shooting at a LDS stake center in Eagar, Arizona, and later at his residence, officials say. According to Richard Guinn of the Apache County Sheriff’s Office, the shooter, identified as Eric Robinson, 40, of Eagar, began firing at the stake center, which …

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Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield Rumble in Salt Lake

Mitt Romney and Evander Holyfield Rumble in Salt Lake

Call it the Quake on the Lake. Hopping around shirtless in a pair of red silk trunks, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced off against five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for a boxing match in Salt Lake City on Friday. Few would have predicted the spectacle three years ago, when Romney was looking more presidential and his opponent …

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