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Trent Toone
Trent Toone

Trent Toone is a journalist and feature writer for the Deseret News and Church News. He was raised in northern Utah and graduated from the University of Utah. He has worked for several newspapers and received a number of awards over his career. Toone is the author of "No Excuses, No Regrets," a sports biography of NFL football player Eric Weddle. Toone served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, and spent a year teaching seminary. Like his father before him, he is a proud Eagle Scout. Trent and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of four children.


Melissa Inouye, a scholar, historian, author, essayist and speaker who worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died from cancer.

Latter-day Saint leaders and youth in Missouri and Iowa recently celebrated events promoting religious freedom in their respective communities.

People of different faiths came together in Sydney, Australia, to discuss the Savior's two great commandments, as well as unity and understanding in working together.

An ESPN article recently featured Latter-day Saint soccer pro Olivia Moultrie and her historic role in the NWSL's current youth movement.

Kevin Young is leaving his position as the top assistant coach for the NBA's Phoenix Suns to become BYU's head basketball coach. He replaces Mark Pope, who departed for Kentucky.

The Joseph Smith Papers project has published an ebook featuring records from nearly 200 legal cases involving Joseph Smith as plaintiff, defendant, witness or judge.

Nearly four years after ground was broken in a small service, the Layton Utah Temple stands ready to receive open house guests.

After guiding a handcart pioneer company to Utah in 1856, Edward Martin went on to become a prominent photographer. Many of his images are preserved and available for viewing digitally in the Church History Catalog.

Sustained during April 2024 general conference, the new leaders will step into their roles on Aug. 1

Latter-day Saints worldwide expressed tender feelings of joy after hearing President Russell M. Nelson's announcement of 15 new temples at the conclusion of April 2024 general conference.

President Russell M. Nelson and three Apostles spoke during the Sunday afternoon session of April 2024 general conference.

President Dallin H. Oaks taught about the purpose of temples and covenants during the Saturday morning session of April 2024 general conference.

“The Church of Jesus Christ is known as a church that emphasizes making covenants with God,” said President Dallin H. Oaks.

“With joyful reverence, I witness our Savior lives and His promises are sure, especially for those who are troubled,” said Elder Brian K. Taylor.

“Living a life of integrity requires us to be true to God, to each other and to our divine identity,” said Elder Jack N. Gerard.

“The house of the Lord is where we can be transformed in higher and holier ways,” said Elder Ulisses Soares.

Cleveland guard Sam Merrill, a Latter-day Saint, said fishing advice from President Russell M. Nelson continues to help his NBA career. Merrill scored 18 points to help the Cavs beat Utah.

Tours of the Red Brick Store, the Smith Homestead and Joseph and Emma Smith Mansion House will add to the Latter-day Saint experience in Nauvoo.

Several hundred people from around the United States, Australia and Ghana came to see and learn about the temple, which the Church has acquired from Community of Christ.

More than 16,000 attended RootsTech 2024 in-person in Utah and close to four million from over 230 countries and territories participated online.

As BYU prepares to play in the NCAA Tournament, Muslim post players Aly Khalifa, Fousseyni Traore, and Atiki Ally Atiki talk about why they decided to play among Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah.

The Church Historian's Press announced the digital publication of the journals of Eliza Chipman and Josephine Booth, two of the first young women to serve as full-time missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Historian Brent Rogers presents new research on the interesting relationship between famous showman William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and early Latter-day Saints.

The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced the realignment of Venezuela from the Church’s South America Northwest Area to the Caribbean Area in a letter dated March 12, 2024. The change will take effect on Aug. 1.

As college basketball teams take the floor for their conference and NCAA tournaments, here is a list of returned missionaries and members to watch for on the court.

Elder Patrick Kearon of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles sent a friendly greeting to Muslims worldwide as they begin observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

As BYU prepares for the Big 12 tournament, its three post players are preparing to observe the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

For the second time in four seasons, BYU track and field has won the distance medley relay national championship. The victory helped the Cougars to finish in the top 10 for the third time in five seasons.

Maj. Gen. William Green Jr. came to Salt Lake City to meet with Elder Patrick Kearon of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other leaders, as well as screen a new documentary at BYU about stories of combat chaplains.

Kirby Heyborne talks about becoming the RootsTech emcee, a Latter-day Saint bishop and other aspects of the three-day global family history conference.