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Lindsay Whitehurst

Lindsay Whitehurst is an author at Religion News Service.

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Long-serving US Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah dies at age 88

By Lindsay Whitehurst — April 25, 2022
(AP) — After moving to Utah in the early 1970s, Hatch — a former bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — ran for his first public office in 1976 and narrowly upset Democratic Sen. Frank Moss.

Mormon women’s influence expands despite priesthood ban

By Holly Meyer and Lindsay Whitehurst — December 14, 2021
(AP) — While women are not filling the leadership roles traditionally held by men, 'women’s positions are being expanded.'

1st Afghan refugee since Taliban takeover arrives in Utah

By Lindsay Whitehurst — September 3, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 200 Afghan refugees are expected to eventually be resettled in Utah, said Aden Batar, director of migration and refugee services for Catholic Community Services in Utah.
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