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5 organizations you can work with to aid refugees — in Utah and beyond

They come to Utah after being forced to flee from Iraq, Burma, Somalia and Syria. Mostly women and children, they’ve been persecuted for their religion, race or nationality. In our state alone, there are 60,000 refugees from more than 20 [...]
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7 things Ryan Radebaugh wants you to know about Orem

Elementary school teacher Ryan Radebaugh moved to Orem when he was in second grade. After graduating from Orem High School, he took a short venture down south to BYU to get his bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s in educational [...]

12 times Downton Abbey perfectly described being a Mormon

On March 6, the Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey” aired its final episode. But while the series may be over, its timeless stories, unforgettable characters and swoon-worthy costumes will live in our hearts forever. In honor of the [...]
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9 tips for a minimalist wardrobe challenge

Sorting through your clothes as part of spring-cleaning can be simultaneously overwhelming and underwhelming. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed at the sheer number of items packed into your closet but underwhelmed with the actual offerings; nothing [...]
Highland resident Shawn Mikkelson and his family enjoy spending time outdoors. They especially love taking their weimaraner Cinder hiking in American Fork Canyon.

Everybody has a story: Not so hidden gem

Around town Shawn Mikkelson is known as the owner of Forge Jewelers — but this gemologist is also a dad, bone marrow donor and Disney enthusiast. I grew up in Orem with three older sisters, which pretty much means I had four mothers. We lost [...]
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D.C. brothers’ shuttle brings thousands to the temple

For D.C.-area Latter-day Saints, a weeknight trip to the temple requires careful planning. In the midst of rush hour, a 10-mile drive to the temple can take anywhere from a half an hour to an hour and a half. A minor accident on the beltway [...]
When Etta Peterson was 2 weeks old, she was rushed to the hospital after she was gasping for air. She was treated for a malrotation at Utah Valley Regional. Jami, her mother pictured here, was grateful for the proximity of children's care to their Mapleton home. (Photo courtesy Jami Peterson)

2-week-old baby’s life spared by proximity of Primary Children’s care

Sponsored Story Etta Peterson is a 9-month-old girl who smiles and sits up just like any other baby her age. However, Etta has one mark that distinguishes her from other babies — a long red scar on her belly. The scar is a reminder to her [...]
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LDS woman organizes race to help fellow recovering porn addicts

Pummel Pornography 5K When: Saturday, April 23 at 8 a.m. Where: Lindon City Park Cost: $25 for one person or $75 for a group of four Site: pummelpornography.com It’s a “man’s problem.” That’s what Suzy Jordan [...]
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Summer Programs Strengthen and Rejuvenate Teen Girls and Women

Sponsored Story Written by: Tori Crane, BBJ Foundation Assistant Coordinator Summers can be full of craziness. Kids are out of school, airports are packed full of vacationers and families are running around from one event to the next. But this [...]
Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, then-general president of the Primary, visits with a boy in Austria in early summer 2014. (Photo courtesy Mormon Newsroom.)

6 highlights from Rosemary Wixom’s service as Primary general president

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, who served as Primary general president from April 2010 until her release on April 2, 2016, served during a period of great excitement and progress for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her time [...]
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Lone Peak students raise $35,000 to build schools in Mexico

Most students at Lone Peak High School don’t know what it’s like to go without education. But 20 juniors and seniors had their eyes opened to that reality after recently traveling to Mexico to build classrooms for impoverished children. The [...]

5 scripture sections that focus on the atonement for Easter

The week prior to Easter is known as Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the last days of the Savior’s earthly ministry that culminated in His sacrifice for all mankind. A careful study of the scriptures and the [...]
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Parents of Elder Wells arrive at bedside after two long days following Brussels blast

Kymberly Wells got to sleep in the Brussels hospital room with her son Elder Mason Wells after she and her husband, Chad Wells, flew from Salt Lake City to Paris on Wednesday evening. “I can’t imagine not being here after finding [...]
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EDGEhomes seeks to help first-time homebuyers with seminar and open house

First-Time Homebuyers Seminar in Lehi March 24 at 7 p.m. March 26 at 11 a.m. Open House in Saratoga Springs March 26 from Noon – 5 p.m. Sponsored Story EDGEhomes is helping Utah County homebuyers reach for their home-owning dreams this [...]
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8 apps that will help you break your cell phone addiction

If you check your smartphone in the bathroom, at the gym, at the playground with your kids, before you go to bed at night — and a hundred other times in between — it may be time for a digital detox. And ironically, there’s an app [...]
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Out Back: Fishing in the mountains provides solitude in Utah’s crowds

How did you initially develop a passion for the outdoors ? I grew up on the east bench of Provo near Rock Canyon. Around my home there were gullies, mountains, rivers and cliffs to explore. It was a part of our lives, just to get out. I always [...]
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Out Back: Andy Earl shares love for Utah’s great outdoors on Instagram

How did you initially develop a love for the outdoors? My mom took us hiking a bunch when we were really small, and then we started skiing pretty young. There is a long list of events and individuals that really introduced me to the outdoors. What [...]

Made in UV: Toilet bowl night lights and fashion items for men, women and children

By Erica Palmer The talent and creativity of Utah County residents is limitless. Here are five locally founded and created businesses that brighten Utah Valley. Knot your ordinary tie Quinn Peterson grew up shopping in thrift stores and learned [...]
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VIDEO: Pulling back the curtain on UV Mag’s Fab 40 party

  The 9th annual feature on Utah Valley’s most fabulous brings together faces in a magazine format and in person. To celebrate the March/April issue “hot off the press,” everyone featured throughout the issue is invited to come to the [...]

Deliciousness? Czech!: Hruska’s Kolache serves up European favorites with a twist in downtown Provo

By Mary Crafts-Homer I was born and raised in Iowa and learned to cook in my mother’s kitchen. She was known as one of the best cooks in the county and loved to entertain. I guess I’m kind of a chip off the old block! One of my favorite [...]