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    Courtesy  |  Sam Brower   Lyle Jeffs poses for a photo with seven of his nine wives circa 2005. From left: Luella Roundy, Lenora Bauer, Mable Jessop, Dianabel Barlow, Charlene Jeffs, Pauline Barlow and Margaret Stewart. Charlene was legally married to Lyle, but divorced him in 2015. 5th Amendment will be on display in fourth week of polygamous towns’ trial
    If you love the right against self incrimination, this is your week in the trial of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. The U.S. Department of Ju...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 01:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sean Reyes • Utah attorney general Supporters of polygamy urged to attend conversation with Utah attorney general
    Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is scheduled to attend a screening of the film “Prophet’s Prey” on Wednesday in Cedar City, and followers from a poly...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 03:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Seth Jeffs, the brother of imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, exits the Tom Green County courthouse in San Angelo, Texas. Jeffs has told the state of South Dakota that members of the FLDS, need more water for gardens, orchards and animal herds at the group’s ranch in the Black Hills near Pringle, S.D., prompting concern by neighbors and law enforcement about a possible influx of members who are being displaced from a compound on the Utah- Arizona border. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) South Dakota pondering what to do about polygamous sect
    It’s a bad sign when a meeting is being held for people “interested in doing something about” you. It’s a worse sign when the meeting is organized by ...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 08:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Helaman Barlow, deputy marshall for Colorado City at a meeting where Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith met with the Hildale City Council. Photo by Trent Nelson, 3.14.2006 Former polygamous sect members to keep testifying in trial of Utah-Arizona towns
    The civil rights trial for the towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., is scheduled to begin its third week on Monday, and the U.S. Departme...
    Updated Jan 31 2016 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    Charlene Jeffs, left, the former sister-in-law of Warren Jeffs, church leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints sect, walks with U.S. Justice Department attorney Sean Keveney, right, as they leave the Sandra Day O’Connor United States District Court together after her day of testimony during a federal civil rights trial against two polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Polygamous towns trial: what we’ve learned so far
    Phoenix • The Justice Department lawsuit against the polygamous towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., is in recess until Monday and is sch...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Willie Jessop attends United Effort Plan hearing in front of Judge Denise Lindberg Friday July 18 in Salt Lake City.  The judge approved many of the auctioned land parcels but also denied several auctioned parcels that were too low in estimated value in the Hilldale, Utah-Colorado City, Arizona area. Here’s what and who to expect this week in discrimination trial against polygamous towns
    The civil rights trial against Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., resumes Monday in Phoenix. So far there’s been testimony about how the towns a...
    Updated Jan 24 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Sandra Day O’Connor courthouse in Phoenix, where jury selection tool place Tuesday in a lawsuit involving the largely polygamist town of Colorado City. Short Creek trial: Finding 12 not-so angry jurors who have no opinion of polygamous towns
    The federal discrimination trial pitting the U.S. Department of Justice against the towns Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., began this morning ...
    Updated Jan 19 2016 05:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs lives in the large Jeffs compound, known as ’the block’, in Hildale, Wednesday December 2, 2015. no parking any time Preview: Here’s a look at the mansion where polygamist Lyle Jeffs lives
    This weekend, The Salt Lake Tribune is scheduled to publish a package of articles about Lyle Jeffs, the bishop who runs the day-to-day operations of t...
    Updated Jan 01 2016 08:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  Tribune file photo)   Family and community gatherin September at a memorial for the victims of a flash flood in the polygamous community of Hildale. Charity events being held this week for polygamous towns
    Two events are being held this week to supply toys, clothes and other household items for people in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. From 2 p.m...
    Updated Dec 15 2015 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015. Justice Department can’t find polygamous town mayor to serve him subpoena
    Missing: One mayor of a polygamous Arizona town. The U.S. Justice Department wants to serve Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred with a subpoena orderin...
    Updated Dec 01 2015 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Organization that helps people fleeing polygamy to open new house in Salt Lake County
    Holding Out Help, which has helped people leaving polygamous communities find lodging, work or get an education, is opening a new house in Draper. Th...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 12:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson |Tribune file photo)   The twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, where many followers of Warren Jeffs’ FLDS church reside. Shown on September 20, 2007. Norwegian filmmakers visit polygamous towns, Norwegian ensues
    Ever laugh at something on the Internet and wonder, “Why am I laughing at this? I don’t even know what is going on.” That was my reaction to watching...
    Updated Nov 20 2015 10:15 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Polygamist Joe Darger and his wives l-r Alina, Valerie and Vicki watch as daughters Krista, 4, and Victoria, 3, kiss their 3-day old sister Alexandra Tess, the newest member of the family. The Darger’s celebrated the ruling handed down by U.S. District Court judge Clark Waddoups that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional, December 13, 2013. ’For the first time in my lifetime--and in the last 100 years, we don’t have a cloud over our heads,’ said Joe of the ruling. ’This is historic.’ Polygamy and marital rights subject of new book, forum at Vermont college
    Anthropology professor Janet Bennion studies polygamy, and has spent time with members of the Allred Group in Montana. On Thursday in Lyndon State Co...
    Updated Nov 13 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Fifty women, followers of polygamous leader Warren Jeffs (in the portrait), pose for a photo, in an image from the documentary ’Prophet’s Prey,’ which will debut at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Film Festival Questionnaire asks potential jurors about exposure to polygamy, Warren Jeffs
    If summoned to jury duty in January at the federal courthouse in Phoenix, you may need to mark on question 84 if you’ve watched any television shows a...
    Updated Oct 27 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Here’s the ‘application’ an FLDS school told girls to fill out
    Are you a girl in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints applying for the job of mother? Have you learned to put the priestho...
    Updated Oct 26 2015 07:46 am   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Sam Brower  Patrick Pipkin being placed under arrest. Protest against corruption planned for tonight in polygamous sect town
    Demonstrators are planning to gather tonight in Colorado City, Ariz., to protest what they consider corruption in town governments. The protest is sc...
    Updated Oct 24 2015 03:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Sam Brower  Andrew Chatwin being placed under arrest Oct. 13, 2015. 2 men arrested at old polygamous sect zoo — again
    Marshals in Colorado City, Ariz., on Saturday again arrested two men at the towns’ old zoo, even though one of the suspects has a lease for the proper...
    Updated Oct 17 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy Sam Brower  Patrick Pipkin being placed under arrest. Hildale, Colorado City marshals to testify they aren’t polygamists, lawyer says
    The marshals in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., are under scrutiny again after they arrested two men at an old zoo. It remains to be seen if...
    Updated Oct 15 2015 12:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   A man walks a row of pecan trees at the Southern Utah Pecan Ranch near Hurricane in September 2000. Kids from polygamous sect say they harvested pecans for years at leader’s orders
    When it was time to pick nuts at a ranch near Hurricane, a bishop in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints would hand out the...
    Updated Oct 02 2015 10:45 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A group of women gathered in the city cemetery in Colorado City Sunday December 15, 2013. Lawyers for polygamous towns don’t want upcoming trial to discuss polygamy
    Lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice and the towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., have filed a slew of motions in the last week arg...
    Updated Sep 24 2015 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Cindy Blackmore  Cindy Blackmore grew up in an FLDS enclave in Bountiful, British Columbia, and plans to walk from Victoria, British Columbia, to the Mexican border at San Diego to raise awareness about sex abuse within the sect. Photo by Rose Daly. Former polygamous sect member to walk from Canada to Mexico to address sex abuse
    The first time Cindy Blackmore left Canada, and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints enclave there, she took an airplane. Th...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    A still from the film ’Prophet’s Prey,’ which was part of the Documentary Premieres category of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy  |  Sundance Documentary on FLDS to be shown in sect’s backyard
    “Prophet’s Prey,” the documentary about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and abuse and alleged abuse within it, is going...
    Updated Oct 07 2015 07:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Mandatory Credit) Paulina Zeng | The Rebel Yell  Kody Brown, third from left, of reality show ’Sister Wives,’ is introduced to the audience during a panel on polygamy presented by the Department of Anthropology at the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Thursday, April 25, 2013. (Paulina Zeng/The Rebel Yell) ‘Sister Wives’ family points to same-sex marriage cases in arguing against Utah polygamy ban
    The family of Kody Brown on Wednesday answered Utah’s appeal to reinstate a ban on polygamy, and the family’s brief is notable for what’s there now th...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 07:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Workers from Phaze Concrete on the construction site of the new Rawlins High School in Rawlins, Wyoming, Tuesday June 30, 2015. The Utah concrete companies benefiting a polygamous church: Here’s what didn’t make the stories
    Monday’s edition of Trib Talk will discuss Phaze Concrete and Jack Daniel’s Construction — two constructions firms that have financed the Fundamentali...
    Updated Aug 24 2015 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Three young women in fundamentalist prairie dresses in the parking lot of a retail store in Rawlins, Wyoming, Tuesday June 30, 2015. Map: where polygamous construction companies have poured concrete
    Phaze Concrete and Jack Daniel’s Construction have poured concrete, moved earth and worked in other types of construction projects across the country....
    Updated Aug 08 2015 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    (|  Tribune File Photo)    John Daniel Kingston exiting the Matheson State courthouse on Thursday, May 20, 2004. Kingston is on trial for child abuse and neglect. New website targets Kingston polygamous group
    A new website details what it says are plural marriages and family trees within the Kingston polygamous sect and accuses the group of being the “Larg...
    Updated Jul 16 2015 10:04 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  KUTV  Men and boys construct a wall July 2, 2015, around the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting House in Colorado City, Ariz. Building permit for 9-foot wall around polygamous sect’s meetinghouse answers, raises questions
    The town government in Colorado City, Ariz., on Monday provided a copy of the building permit issued for the new wall being built around the Leroy S. ...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 04:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   l-r Lyle Jeffs, believed to be the FLDS bishop in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, and Nephi Jeffs appeared in U. S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Both men, who are Warren Jeffs’ brothers, have been served subpoenas in a U.S. Department of Labor lawsuit against Paragon Contractors, that provided labor for the Southern Utah Pecan Ranch near Hurricane. Both businesses are owned by members of the FLDS. Labor department investigators, according to court documents, believe that as many as 1,400 school-age children and their parents participated in the harvest. In court, wife of polygamous leader was worried children would be hidden from her
    Audio recordings of two April hearings concerning the children of Lyle Jeffs show that his estranged wife was worried her children would be shipped of...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Polygamist Joe Darger and his wives l-r Alina, Valerie and Vicki celebrate the ruling handed down by U.S. District Court judge Clark Waddoups that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional, December 13, 2013. ’For the first time in my lifetime--and in the last 100 years, we don’t have a cloud over our heads,’ said Joe of the ruling. ’This is historic.’ Poll: American public finds polygamy more acceptable but is still opposed
    The latest Gallup Poll says 16 percent of the American public finds polygamy “Morally acceptable.” If that sounds low, consider this: The figure was ...
    Updated Jun 03 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
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    This undated image released by TLC, shows some members of the Duggar family from the reality series ’19 Kids & Counting.’ The family is featured in the show, whose 10th season concluded May 19, 2015. (TLC via AP) Anti-polygamy groups call for boycott of TLC shows after Duggar scandal
    Two groups opposed to polygamy on Friday called for advertisers to boycott two TLC shows, but it wasn’t one of the network’s shows about polygamy that...
    Updated May 29 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share