Mark Shurtleff

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    January 25, 2012

    Utah Compact's Sister Arizona Accord Argues for Humane Immigration Solutions

    As I anticipated in a blog item late last year, the Arizona version of the Utah Compact, called the "Arizona Accord," was introduced to the public at the state Capitol yesterday. It argues for a rational, humane approach to immigration reform.The accord's statement of principles, which you can read, ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    October 4, 2007

    Persecution Complex

    Prophet Warren Jeffs' conviction won't stop underage marriages among his followers, much less end polygamy

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    February 23, 2006

    Rogue Cops

    The police force in Polygamyland helps fugitive Prophet Warren Jeffs and his cult break the law

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    December 29, 2005

    Plundering the Faithful

    Polygamists continue to pipe big money to their fugitive prophet as their towns face financial ruin

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    November 10, 2005

    Wanted: Armed and Dangerous

    As the FBI chases polygamist Prophet Warren Jeffs, work continues 24/7 on his religion's foreboding new Texas capital

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    October 6, 2005
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    September 22, 2005

    Under Siege

    Polygamists are barricading their homes in the midst of mounting legal assaults by authorities

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    June 30, 2005

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Finding the Colorado City school district's airplane could lead to polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs' arrest

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    May 19, 2005

    Education Reclamation

    A new state law wrests control of Colorado City schools away from polygamist zealots

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    November 25, 2004

    Arrest the Polyg Prophet Now!

    What are authorities waiting for? Pedophile Warren Jeffs has looted school coffers and is on the run

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    January 29, 2004
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    January 29, 2004

    Blasphemous Backlash

    Ross Chatwin said no way to polygamy's holy man before the national press. Will others join him now?

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    December 25, 2003

    Double Exposure

    Arizona's finally followed Utah's lead and launched serious action to stop abuses by polygamists

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    October 9, 2003

    Politics Over Principle

    Napolitano and Goddard exhibit cowardly conduct in the polygamy probe

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    August 28, 2003

    Victims' Refuge

    Arizona and Utah officials decide to curb underage marriages by erecting a sheriff's substation in polygamy country

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    August 21, 2003

    Utah Targets Polyg Prophet

    While Arizona authorities languish, the Utah Attorney General's Office focuses on the leader of the fundamentalist Mormon Church

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    August 7, 2003

    Eyes Wide Shut

    From Governor Janet Napolitano down, Arizona authorities have protected polygamous sexual predators with their indifference

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    May 1, 2003

    Polygamists Probed

    The Utah AG's office vows aggressive prosecution of fundamentalist Mormons who "marry" young girls

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    March 20, 2003

    Fornicating for God

    As the case of a snatched Mormon girl from Salt Lake City unfolds, polygamists along the Arizona-Utah border face legal scrutiny