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Scott Taylor

On the Deseret News staff since September 1984, Scott Taylor has been managing editor, opinion editor, sports editor, Olympic sports editor and an assistant city editor as well as a reporter/writer covering events and issues for the News, Sports, Olympics, Church News, Faith/Ethics, City and Utah County departments/sections. From 2011 to 2014, he took a leave of absence to serve as a Church mission president in Phoenix. A BYU graduate and Pulliam Fellow/intern at the Arizona Republic, he has reported from five continents with coverage from high school sports to five Olympic Games and from local city government and law enforcement agencies to relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He has received numerous local, state, regional and national journalism awards in news, sports, features, columns, headline writing and section supervision.


A month away from his 98th birthday, President Nelson surpasses Elder David B. Haight, who lived to be 97 years and 10 months.

Church leaders join Ministry of Health officials, hospital directors in opening new facility.

The Church’s entire First Presidency is among the dozen leaders participating in rededication services following the temple’s major renovation.

Sharing the gospel is made easier with the Book of Mormon’s new “discover,” “watch” and “share” tabbed features.

The app now features Book of Mormon Videos and other digital content to discover, watch and share.

Neighbors and motorists reported seeing smoke and flames in the upper levels of the under-construction, three-story temple late Monday, July 25.

The Apostle said his family’s time in Baltimore in the 1980s “changed us forever and changed the course of our lives.”

Church of Jesus Christ is a new artist channel on music-streaming apps such as Spotify, Apple, Amazon and Pandora.

Five Latter-day Saint siblings are fourth cousins to the award-winning ice dancer, who met for the first time relatives from his mother’s side of the family.

In 1974, the temple had a different name, a “public viewing” instead of an open house, a “completion ceremony” instead of a cornerstone ceremony — and more.

President M. Russell Ballard dedicated a new monument at This Is the Place Heritage Park, honoring Jane Manning James, Green Flake, Hark Wales and Oscar Smith.

Latter-day Saint pioneers across Europe range from the first missionaries in England in 1837 to new converts at the turn of the 21st century.

Co-sponsored by the Church, the “Preventing Violence, Promoting Freedom of Belief” conference focused on how women and children are leading interfaith efforts.


A year serving in the outgoing Primary general presidency, Sister Wright has gotten to know — and learn with — children and Primary leaders worldwide.