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Missionaries encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccine

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is encouraging all missionaries and prospective missionaries to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Young missionaries in the U.S. who will travel to a mission outside their home country on or after Aug. 1, 2021 should be vaccinated before traveling, according to the April 23 news release.

Judge denies subpoena for Title IX records in former BYU professor’s...

A Provo 4th District Court judge has denied a request for BYU Title IX records by the defense for a former BYU professor charged with sexually assaulting one of his students.

Vatican pronouncement highlights clash between gay marriage and religious freedom

The Catholic Church's doctrinal authority recently decreed that the Church cannot bless gay marriages because God cannot "bless sin."

Drop, cover and hold on: Utahns to practice earthquake safety

Many Utahns across the state will participate in an event designed to promote earthquake safety on Thursday.
Maddi Dayton

Utah law places financial responsibility on biological fathers during pregnancy

A new law in the state of Utah will now require biological fathers to pay half of any out-of-pocket pregnancy costs according to a new law introduced by Rep. Brady Brammer.
Molly Ogden Welch

Provo City Council cracks down on digital signage

The Provo City Council voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance requiring businesses with electronic signs to implement a one-minute minimum hold time for each message in order to keep city drivers focused and safe.