Governor, lawmakers laud ‘equity’ bills aimed at homelessness, housing, immigration

Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson, left, and Gov. Spencer Cox, right, sign SB141 with the bill’s chief sponsor, Sen. Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake City, center, at NeighborWorks in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Henderson and Cox ceremoniously signed a total of six bills all aimed at “equity” by dealing with hunger, homelessness, immigration, housing

Why a Utah man thinks an underground vault near the Nauvoo Temple could be the tomb of Joseph Smith

Left, business owner Brian Christiansen stands with a light in an underground vault while historian Joseph Johnstun climbs down a ladder. Some think the space could be a tomb commissioned by early Latter-day Saint leader Joseph Smith before he was martyred. | TC Christensen Brian Christiansen has spoken with so many reporters in recent days

A life of small miracles

Eva May Densley, 1, reaches around her mother, Michelle Densley, for Pamela Atkinson at the YWCA Utah in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Michelle and Eva May are both survivors of domestic abuse. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Pamela Atkinson moves easily between corporate boardrooms, political offices and homeless camps Illustration by