Polygamy - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/cat/polygamy Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Texas takes possession of polygamous ranch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57832276-78/ranch-texas-amp-flds.html.csp Texas authorities have taken physical possession of the polygamous YFZ Ranch, bringing an end to a compound once hailed as a place of refuge for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a news release Thursday saying law enforcement arrived at the ranch Wednesday and “are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to succe... Texas authorities have taken physical possession of the polygamous YFZ Ranch, bringing an end to a compound once hailed as a place of refuge for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a news release Thursday saying law enforcement arrived at the ranch Wednesday and “are working with the occupants of the ranch to take all reasonable actions to assist with their departure of the property, to preserve the property, and to succe... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57832276@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:52:12 MDT Mayor of polygamous town may have married 15-year-old http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57723512-78/barlow-documents-allred-attorneys.html.csp Did the sitting mayor of a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border marry a teenage girl? That’s the unsettling allegation about Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred revealed in a batch of court documents filed earlier this year. The documents are part of a Department of Justice case against Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah — neighboring towns dominated by The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The case alleges many of the same things that came up in the recently ... Did the sitting mayor of a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border marry a teenage girl? That’s the unsettling allegation about Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred revealed in a batch of court documents filed earlier this year. The documents are part of a Department of Justice case against Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah — neighboring towns dominated by The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The case alleges many of the same things that came up in the recently ... 57723512@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:54:56 MDT Exile from FLDS sect wants custody of children http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57733909-78/peine-holm-jeffs-church.html.csp St. George • A polygamist mother on trial in a fight to keep custody of her children defended her decision to remain a faithful follower of her jailed leader, Warren Jeffs. Lynda Peine testified Tuesday that she teaches her children to be obedient to Jeffs and to follow the “Laws of God” taught by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the Utah-Arizona border, the Spectrum of St. George reports. During testimony from a woman who told the court about being sexually ass... St. George • A polygamist mother on trial in a fight to keep custody of her children defended her decision to remain a faithful follower of her jailed leader, Warren Jeffs. Lynda Peine testified Tuesday that she teaches her children to be obedient to Jeffs and to follow the “Laws of God” taught by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on the Utah-Arizona border, the Spectrum of St. George reports. During testimony from a woman who told the court about being sexually ass... 57733909@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:44:25 MDT Family wins lawsuit against polygamous towns, gets millions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57710092-78/cookes-family-thursday-walker.html.csp A jury Thursday sided with a family living in a polygamous community, awarding them $5.2 million for years of religious discrimination. The ruling concludes the Cooke family’s civil rights trial, in which they argued that the mostly-polygamous towns of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, discriminated against them for not being members of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family moved to the area, known as Short Creek, in 2008 but were refused access to u... A jury Thursday sided with a family living in a polygamous community, awarding them $5.2 million for years of religious discrimination. The ruling concludes the Cooke family’s civil rights trial, in which they argued that the mostly-polygamous towns of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, discriminated against them for not being members of The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family moved to the area, known as Short Creek, in 2008 but were refused access to u... 57710092@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:11:37 MDT Polygamous town lawyers: Lawsuit ‘all about money’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57704199-78/cookes-walker-case-family.html.csp Phoenix • The last day of a civil rights trial was filled with fire, brimstone and talk of greed, but at the end a jury was left to decide if a secretive polygamous sect controlled the government of two towns or if a group of outsiders were scheming for cash. For the past eight weeks, attorneys have argued in Phoenix’s U.S. District Court over discrimination in Short Creek — an area made up of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. On one side, Ronald and Jinjer Cooke believe they were discrim... Phoenix • The last day of a civil rights trial was filled with fire, brimstone and talk of greed, but at the end a jury was left to decide if a secretive polygamous sect controlled the government of two towns or if a group of outsiders were scheming for cash. For the past eight weeks, attorneys have argued in Phoenix’s U.S. District Court over discrimination in Short Creek — an area made up of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. On one side, Ronald and Jinjer Cooke believe they were discrim... 57704199@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:28:01 MDT