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2003 Stories by John Dougherty

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  • Double Exposure

    published December 25, 2003

    Fundamentalist Mormon prophet Warren Jeffs came close to getting arrested over the last year because the Utah Attorney General's Office believed... More >>

  • Operation Mickey Mouse

    published November 20, 2003

    U.S. 101 just north of downtown Los Angeles clears finally. But the respite from 70 minutes of grinding traffic from Los Angeles International... More >>

  • Jerry's World

    published October 16, 2003

    Above the bold, silver letters of "Office of the Mayor" hangs a sign that inadvertently reveals how the nation's fifth-largest city operates.... More >>

  • River Gamble

    published September 18, 2003

    Congressman Rick Renzi is sponsoring a provision in a defense-spending bill that could provide hundreds of millions of dollars to his father's... More >>

  • Victims' Refuge

    published August 28, 2003

    Arizona and Utah authorities plan to join together for the first time in an effort aimed at curbing the widespread sexual abuse of minors within a... More >>

  • Utah Targets Polyg Prophet

    published August 21, 2003

    "We are under attack," declared fundamentalist Mormon Prophet Warren Jeffs from his pulpit in Colorado City during an August 10 sermon. "We... More >>

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    published August 7, 2003

    "This is laughable," scoffs Cindi Nannetti, Maricopa County's sex-crimes bureau chief, as she finishes reading a three-page report prepared by the... More >>

  • Dirty Tricks

    published July 31, 2003

    An Arizona Department of Public Safety investigation has linked a call to former... More >>

  • Profits of Polygamy

    published July 10, 2003

    The state Auditor General's Office has begun a preliminary investigation into the finances of a polygamist-controlled school district in northern... More >>

  • House Rules

    published June 5, 2003

    In a blow to the powerful fundamentalist Mormon church that controls most of the land in Colorado City, a Mohave County judge has ruled that... More >>

  • Mission: Impossible

    published May 29, 2003

    Arizona State University president Michael Crow rolls across the conference room floor in a chair, grabs a potted plant and begins a lecture on... More >>

  • Members Only

    published May 22, 2003

    KINGMAN -- A simple eviction trial in Mohave County has evolved into a battle over the scope of power a religious group can exert to control its... More >>

  • Polygamists Probed

    published May 1, 2003

    The spiritual leader of a fundamentalist Mormon sect along the Arizona-Utah border apparently fathered a child with a second underage girl he... More >>

  • Polygamy in Arizona: The Wages of Sin

    published April 10, 2003

    Deloy Bateman begins each school day long before dawn. He rousts five of his teenage children from bed at 2 a.m. An hour later, the clan... More >>

  • Fornicating for God

    published March 20, 2003

    The leader of a renegade branch of the Mormon Church, now 47, had sexual relations with an underage girl who bore him a daughter in July 2000,... More >>

  • Bound by Fear: Polygamy in Arizona

    published March 13, 2003

    Sixteen-year-old Ruth Stubbs wanted to marry the boy down the street. So she revealed her desire to a religious leader, a man held in the... More >>

  • Polygamy's Odyssey

    published March 13, 2003

    Joseph Smith, a 24-year-old New York farmer, founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1830. Relying heavily on Old... More >>

  • Indian Ruin

    published February 6, 2003

    Environmental activists say two Valley billboard companies rejected their advertisement because it is critical of Salt River Project's plans to... More >>

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