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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Polygamous group slowly loses influence in longtime hometown

In a place where political contests are virtually unknown, the campaign signs offer the latest hint that a polygamous group is losing its grip on this remote red rock community …


Ex-teen bride wins $16 million case against polygamous group

A woman who was married to her cousin at age 14 in a ceremony overseen by polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has won a $16 million lawsuit against the group.


Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality …


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 9:12 a.m.

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday night in South Dakota after being on the run for nearly a year after escaping from home confinement in Utah pending trial …


Prosecution defends evidence in final day of polygamy trial

The trial of two Canadian fundamentalist church leaders charged with polygamy wrapped up Friday with the prosecution arguing the bulk of marriage and personal records entered as evidence corroborate each …


Man who had kids with 14-year-old abused her 5 sisters, DA says

A Pennsylvania man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents was charged Monday with sexually assaulting five other girls in that family, …


$50K reward for capture of fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs

Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs.


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 …