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13 signs you didn’t grow up in Utah

You weren’t born in Utah. You weren’t raised in Utah. But now you live in Utah — a truly unique place. Here are signs that you didn’t grow up here.   1. The altitude gets to you. Why can’t I breathe here? Probably [...]
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For better or for worse: 5 ways things are improving in our world

Any General Conference-watching Latter-day Saint has heard warnings. The world is moving “deeper and deeper into sin,” one general authority said in 1999. Our youth are being raised in “enemy territory,” an apostle said in 2011. The [...]
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‘Days for Girls’ keeps Africans in class during periods

Ann Lewis is no small-town girl. She has lived in Africa and traveled internationally on her own and with her husband, John Lewis (Associate Advancement VP at BYU). So last year when this Provo mother became aware of Days for Girls (an international [...]
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The Book of Abraham: 5 things you need to know

When the First Presidency released a statement about women and the priesthood on June 28, they mentioned the role of questions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the importance of studying out the answers to questions [...]
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Moms the word: Lynette Loveland

Lynnette Loveland’s name, fingerprints and generosity are all over the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper and the Museum of Natural Curiosity in Lehi. This twice-widowed Alpine grandmother also built the performing arts center for [...]
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5 misconceptions about LDS tithing

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a global faith that receives funds and other donations from a variety of donors. The Church uses these charitable donations to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, to care for the poor, and [...]
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Speaker on the House: ‘Utah’s Iron Lady’ Becky Lockhart

Becky Lockhart was voted “Most Stubborn” from her high school classmates in Pocatello, Idaho. As an adult, she dubbed herself an “introvert,” and now colleagues around Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City call her “Utah’s Iron Lady.” [...]
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New study reveals which state is Utah’s opposite

Utah has its own distinct culture. Since the state’s founding, the proportionally large number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in Utah has made it distinct. But a new study by the Bureau of Labor [...]
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‘Women of Faith’ film brings LDS heroines’ stories to life

Martha Hughes Cannon made history in 1896 when she became the first female state senator elected in the United States, defeating both the odds and her own husband, who was also on the ballot. Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert, an independent, opinionated [...]
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Cartoon: United we stand

Step right up, ladies and gentlepeople. Utah Valley has a booth for you. Whether you are thirsty, patriotic, laughable or just plain ready to listen, take a stand — because this land is your land.   Darrell Anderson & Shawn Lucas Lindon [...]
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First Presidency releases statement on women and the priesthood

With the excommunication of Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly on June 23, the question of women and the priesthood—and the question of questions in general—has been a hot topic of discussion both inside and outside The Church of Jesus Christ [...]
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16 of Utah Valley’s juciest ‘guilty pleasures’

This list of guilty pleasures goes to show just how tame we really are round here. Our dirty little secrets are pretty darn clean. 1. Drinks (other than coffee) from Starbucks A cozy steamer? A super fattening smoothie? Pick your poison. 2. [...]
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Welcome back class of 2004!

Turn up the OutKast and put on your Von Dutch trucker cap — we’ve welcomed back our high schoolers from 10 years ago to this ink-on-paper reunion. Let’s check in with these students we labeled “world-changers” a decade ago. Tyler [...]
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Cutest Cuties

Thanks to our booming birth rate, Utah Valley is the unofficial capital of cute. And we’ve been chronicling this cuteness for 14 years and counting. This year’s collection of darling does not disappoint, from twinkling toddler eyes to sweet [...]
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7 vintage LDS films that will make you smile (and make your kids laugh)

LDS kids these days don’t know how good they have it. The Mormon Channel produces new Mormon Messages for Youth every month or so. LDS recording artists release uplifting music videos that make the rounds on the Internet every few days. [...]
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Consumer protection: Do the UVHBA’s 14-point inspection

Members of the Utah Valley Home Builders Association are expected to abide by a strict code of ethics and follow the highest professional standards. The UVHBA checks out potential members to protect the public. Because of this, start your search [...]
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McEwan Custom Homes leads Utah Valley Parade of Homes® Judges’ Choice winners

Grizzly Mountain and Arive Homes awarded platinum in Tier 2 and Tier 3 OREM — McEwan Custom Homes, Grizzly Mountain Development and Arive Homes won Judges’ Choice awards from the Utah Valley Home Builders Association, highlighting a [...]
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7 tender lessons from Book of Mormon fathers

In Latter-day Saint doctrine, a father’s purpose is to preside over, provide for and protect his family. But the best fathers do that and more. In this most important of male roles, fathers have good models to look to in the Book of Mormon. [...]
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Clean Bill of Health: Cedar Hills chiropractor and football coach adjusts more than spines

Whether it’s making a green smoothie or coaching his son’s football team, Cedar Hills dad Joel Templeton makes every moment count with his chiropractic practice and his family. This father of five learned responsibility after losing his [...]
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Utah girls get royal treatment at annual Princess Festival

When you’ve got six daughters and 36 granddaughters, you know a thing or two about making little girls feel like princesses. In fact, Pleasant Grove developer Ron Hatfield has been giving tens of thousands of local girls the royal treatment [...]