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  • Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Crude Oil Co. had taken leases on 1,700 acres and was drilling for oil on Wild Rose Prairie and at another site …


  • Polygamist Mormons face new charges in British Columbia

    Two leaders of a polygamous Mormon community in Bountiful, British Columbia, face criminal charges of keeping more than one wife, according to Canadian officials. Winston Blackmore and James Oler have …


  • Polygamist leader convicted of sexual assault

    A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault Thursday in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church …


  • ‘I was 17 and he was 50’

    When she was just 17, Mary Mackert was forced to marry a man who was 50.

    She’d been taught there was nothing else she could do.


  • Polygamist sect on Idaho-B.C. border drawing new scrutiny

    In the scenic international border region where Idaho’s Panhandle meets British Columbia, polygamy is a way of life for hundreds – the open secret that’s gone untouched by authorities until …


  • Children abused at Zion Ranch, report says

    SAN ANTONIO – A dozen girls were sexually abused at a polygamist group’s ranch targeted in a high-profile raid last spring, and parents neglected more than 250 other children living …

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