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Last Updated Jul 14, 2017 01:15PM

The Trump Administration is still filling some of its appointments. An expected nominee in an agency you probably haven’t heard of could have an impact on the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her name is Cheryl …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, right, speaks with Hildale Mayor Philip Barlow at left, Sept. 15, 2015, after a flash flood went through the polygamous Utah-Arizona border community killing 13 people. Earlier in 2017, Cox’s office provided training to Hildale and its candidates for office on how to run an election. How much power does a polygamous sect have in Hildale, Utah? It will be put to a vote
    Through all the troubles they’ve had the past 15 years — arrests, lawsuits, the seizing of homes — members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of ...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 08:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • image courtesy KSFY Lyle Jeffs is seen on Thursday, June 15, 2017, after his arrest in South Dakota. Polygamous church leader Lyle Jeffs appears in Utah courtroom after nearly a year on the run
    Lyle Jeffs, the former bishop of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who was apprehended after almost a year on ...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 08:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • image courtesy KSFY Lyle Jeffs is seen on Thursday, June 15, 2017, after his arrest in South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs, polygamist leader who was on the run, to be arraigned Monday in Salt Lake City
    Lyle Jeffs, once a bishop in the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the only defendant remaining in what prosec...
    Updated Jul 08 2017 11:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Joe Darger, one of the state’s most high-profile polygamist sits down for an interview on Wed. June 14, 2017, to discuss his decision to join the race for mayor of Herriman. He’s dared Utah to prosecute him for polygamy. Now he’s running for mayor. What if someone calls his bluff?
    Sandy • For the record, Joe Darger doesn’t know the extent to which the lead characters in “Big Love” are based on him and his three wives. “I’ve won...
    Updated Jul 02 2017 12:22 pm   |     |   Share



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  • Supporters of Brandon Blackmore, Gail Blackmore and James Oler arrive at the courthouse in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. Two people linked to the polygamous community of Bountiful, B.C., could have foreseen that their actions would lead to a girl having sex with the church’s prophet well before her 14th birthday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge said as he convicted estranged husband and wife Brandon Blackmore and Gail Blackmore Friday. He found James Oler not guilty of the same charge. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP) Canadian couple who took girl to marry Warren Jeffs should go to jail, prosecutor says
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A Canadian prosecutor has asked a judge to send a message of denunciation in sentencing a man and woman who took a 13-ye...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 07:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   An FLDS woman runs away and another scurries her children off the roof as Mohave County Constable Mike Hoggard arrives to post a second eviction notice on a Colorado City, AZ, home, Monday May 1, 2017. Judge gives polygamous town on Utah-Arizona line 30 days to break up properties
    A federal judge Wednesday ordered Colorado City, Ariz., to finish subdividing properties — a move that could lead to more polygamous sect members leav...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 11:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart speaks at a press conference about the arrest of FLDS Church Leader Lyle Jeffs, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Jeffs was arrested Wednesday night in South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs, fugitive polygamist, captured in South Dakota after almost a year on the run
    Lyle Jeffs, who was among 11 members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints indicted in what prosecutors have ca...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 06:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, high-ranking polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse, in Salt Lake City. Polygamous sect leader Jeffs is being let out of jail pending trial on accusations he helped orchestrate a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 9, 2016 granted Jeffs’ latest request to be released, citing the fact that the other 10 defendants already out have complied with conditions set by the court. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) After a year on the lam, FBI hopes Lyle Jeffs lacks standing within a polygamous church to keep hiding
    Hildale • Hyrum Dutson wasn’t surprised when Lyle Jeffs, his former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints bishop, decided to flee...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 10:54 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Portraits of FLDS prophets including, from right, Warren Jeffs, Rulon Jeffs, and Leroy Johnson, line the hallway in an FLDS school in Colorado City, Ariz., one of a few sites being considered for use as an LDS meetinghouse. The property is owned by the UEP land trust, which is seeking to dispose of its holdings. Tuesday May 23, 2017. Mormon church — the one that doesn’t practice polygamy — is becoming a fixture in a polygamous town
    Colorado City, Ariz. • The Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has long sought to distance itself from polygamy, i...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 11:08 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   LeAnne Johnson and her children relocated to a Cedar City home after, they say, being evicted from UEP Trust homes in Hildale three times. Polygamous sect members move — when they can find a home and the cash
    Cedar City • Paint is peeling from the siding. The well runs dry after about three hours of use. The clothes dryer has stopped working. Still, LeAnne...
    Updated May 30 2017 09:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Facing a looming eviction from a UEP Trust home in Colorado City, Ariz., FLDS women move some of their belongings, Monday May 8, 2017. Why polygamists are leaving their historic hometowns along the Utah-Arizona border
    Recent news stories revealed that members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are leaving their traditional h...
    Updated May 22 2017 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Graduation day is a milestone for the students and a polygamous town
    Hildale • The graduates wore gowns, and they wrote and drew on the tops of their mortarboard caps just like teenagers anywhere. “Pomp and Circumstanc...
    Updated May 23 2017 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS women and children stand in the yard of their Colorado City, AZ, home as they are evicted, Tuesday May 9, 2017. After a century, polygamists choose to leave Short Creek homes rather than deal with land trust
    More evictions disperse church members to smaller enclaves in Utah and other parts of the West....

    Updated Jun 28 2017 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Locksmith Kelvin Holdaway and FLDS member Julia Johnson stand outisde of her Colorado City, AZ, property awaiting the outcome of a confrontation over her eviction, Tuesday May 9, 2017. Johnson was given more time to stay on the property before her eviction. Evictions in polygamous town include traveling band of onlookers
    Many are leaving their Short Creek homes because they won’t interact with “apostates.”...

    Updated May 22 2017 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLYGAMY
    FILE - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, shows Hildale, Utah, sitting at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains, with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. A federal judge in Utah began hearing evidence Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in a child labor case involving a Utah polygamous sect, including testimony from a former member who says she would have been kicked out of the group if she didn’t work on a pecan harvest.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Airline films commercial outside Hildale, Utah
    If you’ve ever flown to Las Vegas from the east, you may not have realized that you were briefly above Hildale, Utah. The town is best known as the ho...
    Updated May 17 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore arrives at court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Canadian men accused of polygamy to hear verdict on Pioneer Day
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A date has been set for a verdict in the trial of two British Columbia men accused of polygamy. A British Columbia Supre...
    Updated May 16 2017 09:26 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Sarah Allred  Sarah Allred sits with her two children she says were born at the FLDS compound near Pringle, S.D., The children girls were born in 2008 and 2010, Allred says, but no birth certificates were filed. Former plural wife in Utah seeks birth certificates for children born in secrecy in South Dakota
    The first daughter was born at 1:50 p.m. on a windy day at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints compound in South Dakota. It...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Southern Utah Pecan Ranch, near Hurricane, Wednesday September 24, 2014. Government seeking kids from polygamous sect who picked pecans in Utah — to give them money
    The children picked pecans in what some witnesses described as freezing cold conditions. And, a federal judge in Utah determined, their employer, who...
    Updated May 08 2017 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Wednesday April 19, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Prosecution defends marriage records in final day of Blackmore polygamy trial
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The trial of two Canadian fundamentalist church leaders charged with polygamy wrapped up Friday with the prosecution arg...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Wednesday April 19, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Lawyer argues accused Canadian polygamist’s trial rights violated
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A lawyer whose client is on trial for polygamy in Canada argued Monday that evidence in the case was collected amid conf...
    Updated May 02 2017 05:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore arrives at court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Polygamist’s defense attorney hopes 'abuse of process' filing will shut down prosecution
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A lawyer for a Mormon fundamentalist leader says he will be seeking a stay of a polygamy charge because the evidence bei...
    Updated Apr 30 2017 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Wife of accused Canadian polygamist testifies about life as a sister wife
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The first legal wife of a man accused of polygamy has testified in British Columbia Supreme Court about her marriage and...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore arrives at court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Alleged polygamist Winston Blackmore told police he didn’t know wife was 15 years old
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The trial of a British Columbia religious leader charged with polygamy heard Monday that the accused told police he didn...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   With a wall-off compound in the background, a Colorado City Marshal vehicle leads the way as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Judge denies bid to disband polygamous towns’ police agency
    Phoenix • A judge has rejected a bid to disband a shared police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah state line as a punishment fo...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 11:24 pm   |     |   Share