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July 17, 2018

First Line News Articles for Tuesday, July 17 2018

LDS News

In Our Lovely Deseret: What happened during the first July in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847

July 1847 marked a historic time in the West. Just three years after the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith in June 1844, the first group of Mormon pioneers reached their desert haven — descending the last mountains into the Valley of the Great Salt Lake.

Hurricanes, flooding and resilience: Celebrating 18 years of the Baton Rouge temple

The Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple has seen a lot since its dedication 18 years ago.

LDS Church, NAACP to launch joint education, employment initiative

Two months after a joint press conference that signaled a historic new partnership between the NAACP and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the budding collaboration took a practical turn on Sunday night.

“I Really Believe It!”: Mormon Rock Star Brandon Flowers Shares His Faith on CBS News

It’s a little hard to know just what to make of Brandon Flowers. Backstage, he looks like his nerves are going to get the best of him.

Colorado Springs missionaries march to ‘put the face of the Church out there’

It was a modern-day army of Helaman. Seventy full-time missionaries from the Colorado Colorado Springs Mission marched on the streets of Monument, Colorado – located at the foot of the Rampart Range just north of Colorado Springs – during the annual Monument Hill Kiwanis parade this month.