- Mormon lawyers society to honor retired Sen. Harry Reid (Deseret News - Utah)
A Mormon lawyers organization will honor retired Democratic Nevada Sen. Harry Reid this week for his decades of public service. Reid will receive the J. Reuben Clark Law Society's Distinguished Public Service Award on Friday.
- How Mormon Polygamy In The 19th Century Fueled Women's Activism (NPR)
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich says that for Mormon women living in 19th century Utah, "plural marriages" were empowering in complicated ways.
- Here's what the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing at Trump inauguration (Deseret News - Utah)
The song the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform during
Donald Trump's presidential inauguration on Friday is "America, the Beautiful," the Deseret News has learned.
Details have been controlled tightly since the Dec. 22 announcement that the choir would sing at the swearing-in ceremony for America's 45th president. But the 215 voices from what Ronald Reagan dubbed "America's Choir" will sing with accompaniment from the Marine Band known as "The President's Own," according to an inauguration program posted on the band's website.
- BYU women’s basketball: New York’s ‘female Jimmer’ becoming a star in Provo (Salt Lake Tribune - Utah)
A guard from a small town in East-Central New York with a penchant for scoring points in a variety of ways is starring for the BYU basketball team after having languished on the bench the past two seasons.
No, this is not a paragraph from the 2008-09 season, when a lightly recruited New Yorker by the catchy name of Jimmer Fredette burst onto the local, and then national, college basketball scene after a mediocre first year.
- 125 years since Brigham Young Academy opened in Provo (Deseret News - Utah)
Lorraine Day said her life changed the minute she entered the "hallowed halls" of Brigham Young High School in 1958.
“I was just this little shy Southern Utah girl,” said Day, 75, who lives in Sandy. “I walked in and it was like going back in time. The building was magical.”
Day was a senior and a transfer student to the school — located at the Academy Building in Provo. She desired better educational opportunities and a year later, she was a proud graduate of BY High.
- 6 Things to Look for in FamilySearch in 2017 (Church News)
As worldwide interest in online genealogy services and activities continues to grow in 2017, FamilySearch plans to play a major role by offering six exciting developments to look forward to this year: