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A company accused of using unpaid laborers from a Utah-based polygamous group to pick pecans says the women and children were picking up fallen nuts, not working as employees. Lawyers for Paragon Cont...

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  • Winston Blackmore (right). At rear is Leah Barlow. Polygamist Winston Blackmore holds a press conference at his home in Bountiful, British Columbia, to address Warren Jeffs and the immigration status of three of his wives. Photo by Trent Nelson; 5.16.2006 Canadian polygamist Blackmore among latest to receive homes from Utah-run trust
    The trust that owns much of the real estate in two polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona line has awarded another batch of homes, including one that is...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
    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
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Young women on a walk in Hildale Monday, February 18, 2013. Library expected to open in polygamous Utah town in 2016
    After years of efforts, a public library is expected to open soon in Hildale, home to the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-D...
    Updated Nov 22 2015 08:00 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. 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

    (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
  • (Jerry Henkel  |  The Associated Press)    Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. ‘Sister Wives’ polygamy case to go before appeals court in January
    The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Jan. 21 on whether a judge correctly struck down parts of Utah’s ban on polygamy. The case,...
    Updated Nov 12 2015 08:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Vincen Barlow, Wednesday October 28, 2015. Man who ran Utah town says he did so at polygamous church’s direction
    Hildale • Yes, the town government here takes direction from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Vincen Barlow swears, no ...
    Updated Nov 09 2015 08:37 am   |     |   Share
  • In this April 28, 2015 photo, Dick Fleishman, assistant team leader for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, walks in the Coconino National Forest just outside Flagstaff, Ariz. The complex wildfire-prevention effort encompassing four national forests — the Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves and Tonto, all in northern Arizona — is known as the Four Forest Restoration Initiative. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca) Police: FLDS church members provided both help and hindrance in search for missing boy
    Jerold Williams, age 5, had been missing for more than a day and a half. His father, Colorado City, Ariz., Mayor Joseph Steed Allred, was speaking wi...
    Updated Nov 01 2015 02:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • Judge: Polygamy can be raised in lawsuit against 2 towns
    Phoenix • A judge presiding over a civil rights lawsuit against polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line has ruled federal authorities can offer evid...
    Updated Oct 30 2015 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
    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
    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
    |  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
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Southern Utah Pecan Ranch, near Hurricane, Wednesday September 24, 2014. Judge hears child labor case out of polygamous towns
    A federal judge in Salt Lake City says she wants to find out more before she decides whether to hold a pecan company in contempt for violating an orde...
    Updated Oct 19 2015 08:47 pm   |     |   Share
    |  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
    |  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
  • This Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 photo shows the compound of a polygamist group in Pringle, S.D. The group is again going before state regulators Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, as part of a request to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound. The application faces opposition from nearby landowners. (AP Photo/James Nord) South Dakota approves polygamous group’s water request
    Pierre, S.D. • South Dakota regulators approved a secretive polygamist group’s request to draw water more quickly at its remote Black Hills compound e...
    Updated Oct 14 2015 06:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   A marshal with the FLDS Hildale/Colorado City Town Marshals on patrol in Hildale, Utah. Polygamous town marshals arrest 2 for trespassing at old zoo
    Two men were arrested Tuesday at the old zoo in Colorado City, Ariz., sparking outrage from observers of the town that’s home to the Fundamentalist Ch...
    Updated Oct 15 2015 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   People gather to look at the Short Creek Wash in Colorado City, Arizona, Wednesday September 16, 2015. The Utah National Guard and law enforcement on Wednesday resumed searching for the last known victim of a flash flood that tore through this polygamous border town home to followers of Warren Jeffs, leaving 13 dead and three injured, all of them women and children. Births in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line slow to a crawl
    For years, the clinic in Hildale had been where mothers there and adjoining Colorado City, Ariz, went to give birth. But in September of 2012, Helen B...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 07:40 am   |     |   Share
    (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’ is mixing stereotypes of polygamy, reality television
    “If you and your family are ever asked to star in a reality TV show, run. Run far. Run fast. Don’t look back.” The Tribune’s television critic Scott D...
    Updated Oct 12 2015 07:03 am   |     |   Share
  • (Jerry Henkel  |  The Associated Press)    Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. In ‘Sister Wives’ case, Utah cites Warren Jeffs as reason polygamy should be illegal
    The Utah Attorney General’s Office is invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in Utah. The stat...
    Updated Oct 08 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Roy Jeffs, 23, son of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, speaks during an interview Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Salt Lake City. Roy is telling his story of being controlled, manipulated and shuffled around the county to atone for so-called misdeeds before he left the group in early 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Warren Jeffs’ son opens up on FLDS life
    As a young teen, Roy Jeffs would spend long days typing up his father’s sermons while stuck inside a house in an Albuquerque subdivision where he and ...
    Updated Oct 03 2015 08:49 pm   |     |   Share