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FILE - In this April 18, 2019, file photo, the Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City is viewed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked all its members in Utah to wear face coverings when in public, a request that comes as confirmed coronavirus infections in the state increase. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Church asks Utah Mormons to wear face coverings in public

Jul. 11, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked all its members in Utah to wear face coverings when in public, a request that comes as confirmed infections in the state increase. The Deseret News reports that the Utah Area Presidency sent out the request in an email on...

Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State University is shown Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in St. George, Utah. Dixie State University is considering dropping Dixie from its name as another example of the nation’s reexamination of symbols associated with the Confederacy. (Chris Caldwell/The Spectrum via AP)

Utah university to consider dropping 'Dixie' from its name

Jul. 1, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After years of resisting calls to change, a university in Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its name in another example of the nation’s reexamination of the Confederacy and slavery. Dixie State University, located about 300 miles (480 kilometers) south of...

In this May 27, 2020, photo, missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from left to right, Andrew Zitting, Seth Rather, and Guenter Castrillo pray during a Zoom meeting with a local family while on a smartphone at their apartment, in Brigham City, Utah. After hastily bringing home 26,000 young men and women who were serving in foreign countries, the faith has begun sending many of them out again in their home countries with a new focus on online work that could stick even when the pandemic is over, church officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Blue shirts, no ties: New dress code for Mormon missionaries

Jun. 12, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The white shirts and ties that have long been the signature outfit for young men serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will no longer be the only outfit choice under a dress code change announced Friday. Some men will now be able to wear blue dress...