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The life and legacy of Boyd K. Packer

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a video on its official Facebook page remembering the life of President Boyd K. Packer. What impact have the life and teachings of President Packer had on your life? Please share your experiences. Learn more about the life and legacy of President Boyd K. Packer. #PresPacker Posted by The…

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President Boyd K. Packer dies at age 90

Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died at home Friday, July 3, 2015, from causes incident to age, according to Mormon Newsroom. President Packer was 90 years old. President Packer has held the position of president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles since February 3, 2008, according to Mormon…

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LDS Church makes donation to Utah Pride

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently made a first-time donation to the Utah Pride program to help its efforts with LGBT homeless and youth. The Church made a donation of $2,500, which will be used for Utah Pride’s homeless and low-income LGBT youth program, according to Fox News. The Church sent a…


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Paramedic program conducts mock disaster simulation

BYU-Idaho nursing and paramedic program conducted a mock simulation of a disaster where a propane tank exploded injuring three people. Ryan Howard, a senior studying paramedicine, said every semester the department conducts a simulation to help students gain experience. Nursing and paramedic students don’t get the same experience in a hospital as being able to…


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Students place second in national media competition

Thursday, June 11, two BYU-Idaho students took second place in a national media buying competition in Washington D.C. Becky Lyle and Alexandra Sorenson, both seniors studying communication, received an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete for the National Excellence in Media Award and took second place, receiving $3,000 each in scholarship money. “We…

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Wildfires burn out of control in Washington

Due to high temperatures and strong winds, an out-of-control wildfire burned about 4,000 acres in Wenatchee, Washington Sunday afternoon, according to The Weather Channel. The fire began in dry brush and the source of the spark is unknown, according to U.S. News and World Report. Hundreds of residents fled from the north side of town…

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