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Last Updated Sep 4, 2015 10:55PM

Breaking up is hard to do, especially if you’re talking about tracts of land in polygamous towns. Colorado City, Ariz., home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is fighting efforts to subdivide lots there. A trust …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Young women on a walk in Hildale Monday, February 18, 2013. Northern Arizona jury to hear polygamous towns case, judge rules
    Phoenix • A lawsuit that alleges systematic civil rights violations by polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line will be tried in Phoenix, but will be...
    Updated Sep 04 2015 08:36 pm   |     |   Share
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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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    (Mandatory Credit) Paulina Zeng | The Rebel Yell

Kody Brown, third from left, of reality show ‘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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A still from the film 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 Aug 28 2015 01:26 pm   |     |   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
  • New Utah school open to FLDS community continues to grow
    Hildale • For children from the polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border, the school year began Thursday with handshakes, fist-bumps and hugs from P...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The Wal-Mart in Rawlins, Wyoming, Tuesday June 30, 2015. Phaze Concrete poured the store's concrete floor. Wal-Mart contracts allow polygamous concrete companies to expand
    The Ford F-350 Super Duty rumbled down the two-lane road as it reached Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. It was 7:30 a.m. and the driver, Mar...
    Updated Aug 10 2015 06:00 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
  • (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. How Utah concrete companies, using underpaid workers and teens, send money to a polygamous church
    Rawlins, Wyo. • On a hot day in June, most of the construction workers building a new high school here went home at 5 p.m. The crew from Phaze Concret...
    Updated Aug 09 2015 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • A young girl sits on a bike in one of a series of photographs found on a memory card and alleged to have come from an FLDS church security team. Electrical contractor in polygamous town fined for using child workers
    Federal labor officials have fined a Utah electrical contractor $376,300, saying the company illegally used child workers on construction sites in Uta...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • (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. Wife of polygamous leader to testify against sect
    The estranged wife of the man running the day-to-day operations of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will be a...
    Updated Jul 29 2015 08:51 pm   |     |   Share
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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
  • (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. Woman tries to run down constable during evictions at polygamous Short Creek
    Hildale, Utah • Tensions are growing among the polygamous sect that straddles the Utah-Arizona border and officials enforcing a slate of eviction noti...
    Updated Jul 11 2015 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Seth Jeffs, right, the brother of Warren Jeffs, imprisoned leader of a polygamist sect, participates in a state water board meeting, Thursday, July 9, 2015, in Pierre, S.D. Jeffs and members of the United Order of South Dakota, a trust run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, are requesting additional water for their remote South Dakota compound.  (AP Photo/James Nord) South Dakota tells FLDS leader to bring details for water
    Pierre, S.D. • A secretive polygamous group will have to provide South Dakota regulators with more information before they will decide whether to allo...
    Updated Jul 11 2015 09:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Attorney says polygamists’ faith relevant to water hearing
    Pierre, S.D. • The attorney for a western South Dakota woman attempting to stop a polygamous sect from using more water at its compound says evidence ...
    Updated Jul 09 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Polygamist sect in South Dakota wants to block FLDS discussions from water hearing
    Pierre, S.D. • A polygamous sect seeking permission to double the amount of water available at a remote South Dakota compound wants to block discussio...
    Updated Jul 09 2015 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bruce Wisan Polygamous towns’ water utility told to file new briefs in pumping dispute
    A judge on Tuesday heard arguments about whether the water utility in polygamous towns pumped water without permission and whether she has the authori...
    Updated Jul 09 2015 07:15 pm   |     |   Share
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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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    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A woman rides a horse up Center Street in Colorado City toward the Canaan Mountains on a quiet day in 2008. Photos: Polygamous towns celebrate July Fourth for first time in long time
    Saturday marked what’s thought to be the first, large, public gathering of people in Hildale, Utah, and Coloardo City, Ariz., since 2002, as many form...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 02:05 pm   |     |   Share
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Men and boys construct a wall July 2, 2015, around the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting House in Colorado City, Ariz. Wall being erected around polygamous sect meetinghouse
    One of the last visible, public vestiges of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is going behind a wall. Construction began...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (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. July 4, at first mass party in more than a decade, former polygamous church members will celebrate their own freedom
    There will be a flag ceremony, hamburgers, watermelon and fireworks. But the party planned for Saturday at Cottonwood Park in Colorado City, Ariz., ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 11:26 pm   |     |   Share