One of the more interesting things that came up in the opening arguments of the Cooke trial Wednesday was Pure Ph8 bottled water. We've known about this water for a while at The Tribune, and reporter Nate Carlisle even has a bottle on his desk from a past trip down to Short Creek.
But it's also significant to the Cookes' case.
The issue is that someone — who by all accounts is in the FLDS Church — is bottling water in the community. The obvious question, then, is how on earth there could be a water shortage in the community if water is being exported.