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BYU landmark Tree of Wisdom sculpture torn down to be replaced

by Deseret News | Arts & Entertainment

Workers recently demolished a 20-ton BYU campus landmark, but the beloved and sometimes controversial Tree ...

Religious leaders disgusted by Mitchell, inspired by Smart

by Deseret News | News from Utah

Elizabeth Smart's testimony about the way Brian David Mitchell used, or abused, religion has stirred both o...


U.S. may adopt British proposal to ban Internet porn

by Deseret News | Everything Else

With no universal Internet safeguard in place to prevent children from accidentally accessing online pornog...

Man charged with stealing church records

by Deseret News | Everything Else

A simple red light violation led to a high speed chase and the discovery of a bounty of stolen property — f...


LDS Human Cannonball Shoots for 'Compassion and Sharing'

by Deseret News | News from Utah

David Smith estimates he has gone ballistic some 9,000 times in his lifetime. His children also attest to h...

Site acquired for Meridian Idaho LDS Temple

by Deseret News | Official Church Info

The Meridian Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hasn't been completely designe...

Despite recession, downtown Salt Lake is rising

by Deseret News | News from Utah

The yellow and red banners hanging on streetlights and buildings make the claim, but the proof is in the co...


Ailing father writes letters to daughter he won't see grow up

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

Ben Thomas is facing the reality that he has a disease that will take him away from his young daughter much...


People are picking up on heritage tourism

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

Heritage tourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the travel market. "When people go places, they ...


Jumper enters plea in LDS Church Office Building jump

by Deseret News | News from Utah

One of two men cited after BASE jumpers parachuted off the LDS Church Office Building in November entered a...