LDS Church releases essay on history of violence
The LDS Church looks at the history of violence committed against church members (such as the murders of Joseph and Hyrum Smith) and acts committed by members (such as the notorious Mountain Meadows Massacre). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been releasing a series of essays designed to help Mormons and others better understand sometimes-sticky historical or theological LDS issues.
Salt Lake Comic Con announces guests
Salt Lake Comic Con announced some of its more than 200 guests scheduled to attend the event, which takes place Sept. 4-6 at the Salt Palace. On the list: John Barrowman, Christopher Lloyd, Bruce Campbell and Cary Elwes. As you wish.
Quaking aspen replaces Colorado blue spruce as state tree
The Colorado blue spruce is out as Utah's state tree, and the quaking aspen is in. Check out these seven fun facts about the new tree, and take a quick quiz to see how much you knew about the former state tree.