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PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A nationwide wave of teacher unrest spread to the southern Colorado city of Pueblo on Friday, as educators voted overwhelmingly to strike for better pay. ... Educators in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona have also staged strikes or high-profile protests in recent weeks.

A seam appeared along the state line Short Creek had long ignored. On the Arizona side, Colorado City's government was entirely FLDS believers. In Utah, Hildale's had just a handful left. Jessop's first meeting with Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred left her with little hope of cooperation. “There's no trust ...
The Short Creek area spills over the Utah-Arizona border and encompasses two formally incorporated towns: Hildale on the Utah side and Colorado City on the Arizona side. The territory was settled by FLDS members as a polygamous community after mainstream Mormons (the LDS Church) banned ...
Several thousand polygamy supporters from Colorado City, Arizona sit across the street from the Fourth District Courthouse, November 14, 2008 in St. George, Utah. An appeals court upheld the decision that a Utah company must compensate children from the FLDS sect who worked for them unpaid.
The decision marks a partial victory for both sides in the long-running case that centers on a 2012 harvest in the twin cities of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. The community is the home base of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism ...

The group has run the sister cities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, for more than a century and had total control of town governments until November's elections. The victory by Donia Jessop and wins by three other non-sect members for city council seats marked the latest sign of the polygamous group's waning ...
In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Donia Jessop holds her mayoral campaign sign outside her store in Colorado City, Ariz. Jessop, now the new mayor of a mostly polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border, is finishing off a complete overhaul of municipal staff and boards after mass resignations when she ...
... very close to the state of Utah's southern border with Arizona. The FLDS has controlled Hildale for generations, but that's not the only border town the church has taken residence in ― it's also historically been based out of Colorado City, Arizona, a sister city to Hildale just across the Utah-Arizona border.
But Mayor Jessop said all of them are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, of FLDS, an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism that practices polygamy. The group has run the sister cities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, for more than a century and had total ...
Under questioning, Jessop acknowledged preparing bids and speaking to contractors on behalf of Par 2 for commercial construction jobs from Arizona to Idaho. He also acknowledged visiting Par 2 sites in Cedar City, Utah, where the company was a subcontractor on an apartment complex, and Rexburg, ...
Arizona House Bill 2006, the proposal that originally would have banned child marriage, was amended to only prohibit marriages under the age of 16. ... children get marriage licenses in Arizona's more rural counties — including Mohave County, which includes the polygamous enclave of Colorado City.
A company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to stop using child labor in construction jobs, U.S. Department of Labor attorneys alleged Monday. The allegations, filed last September, are the latest wrinkle in a child labor case that dates to 2007.
“The action was taken due to the political environment and opposition which has made it difficult if not impossible for Jerry to succeed,” Colorado City Town Manager David Darger wrote in an email to municipal employees the day after the meeting, “and the Town Council has found that it is in the best ...
Court documents and interviews also describe how the FLDS controls the economy in Hildale and adjoining Colorado City, Ariz., collectively known as Short Creek. People who once belonged to the FLDS or its forerunner are trying to create a service and tourism economy in Short Creek and keep open ...
Sgt. Johnson with the Colorado City Marshal's Office said that his team and Arizona livestock officers are working to find the people responsible for the crime. “It's quite disturbing the condition we found the horse in,” Johnson stated. “I've worked with animals all my life and I've never seen something quite ...
The FLDS' longtime home is along the Utah-Arizona line. Dee Jessop helped build and maintain a zoo that sat in Colorado City, Ariz., for years. Willie Jessop says the Bureau of Land Management once hired his brother to remove a crocodile found in a pond. Some children in the FLDS reported less fond ...

The incident occurred between 8 p.m and 8:30 p.m. Sunday on a property just west of Colorado City, Arizona, where an unknown individual allegedly entered a privately owned field where cows were grazing, along with the 2-year-old horse. The gate to the pasture was left open, property owner Jacob ...
“The action was taken due to the political environment and opposition which has made it difficult if not impossible for Jerry to succeed,” Colorado City Town Manager David Darger wrote in an email to municipal employees the day after the meeting, “and the Town Council has found that it is in the best ...
(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) In a study published Friday in Annals of the American Association of Geographers, University of Utah researchers Emily Nicolosi and Richard Medina have looked at regional trends in activity by U.S. hate groups. By Benjamin Wood. · February 09, 2018. Across the United States, ...
At the Colorado City Town Council meeting on December 11, 2017, a new council member was appointed following the resignation of Councilmember Tony Barlow. At the meeting, Mayor Joseph Allred nominated Joanne Shapley to fill the vacant spot. There were no other nominations and the council ...
For more than a decade, the FLDS ran the small borderline towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona — collectively known as Short Creek, with a population somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 — like a totalitarian fiefdom. They owned the houses, the dairy, the farm, the grocery store.
The small city of Hildale, Utah, is just across the state line from Colorado City, Arizona, and together, the two towns make up the community called Short Creek. Short Creek is most known for being the home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) — an extremely strict and ...
On this day in 1862, Confederacy President Jefferson Davis signed the Enabling Act, making Arizona a Confederate Territory. On this day in ... On this day in 1926, Margaret Rowe Clifton, author of Arizona's state song, died. ... Fort Yuma became an island and Colorado City, now Yuma, was washed away.
The lawsuit, filed recently in 3rd District Court, comes as the UEP is trying to give away or sell, at low cost, homes in Hildale and Colorado City. The UEP recently reached a solution with current FLDS members to allow them to remain in trust-owned homes. That would likely mean keeping those homes in ...
The Colorado City Town Council will be considering proposed facility-use fees on February 12, 2018, during the regular town council meeting. According to their notice, “This policy will allow the Town to accommodate requests for facility use while recovering the basic costs of utilities, maintenance, and ...
Hildale's municipal government has been made up of members of the FLDS church for decades, with Hildale and Colorado City, Arizona, serving as the ... Officer with the Colorado City Marshal's Office stands at the door during swearing in ceremony held at Water Canyon School Thursday evening, Hildale, ...
The abuse is alleged to have taken place in the FLDS enclave of Short Creek, a community comprised of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona, straddling the border of the two states. Warren Jeffs' child sexual assault convictions in Texas stem from his fathering a child with the 15-year-old victim and an ...
A polygamous group's dwindling control of a remote Utah-Arizona border town that it has called home for a century slipped a bit more after official election returns showed four non-group ... Hildale is part of a community that also includes the sister city of Colorado City, Arizona, which has elections next year.
Club Vice President Cheyenne Dutson, a senior art sciences major from Colorado City, Arizona, first joined the club to learn about new spiritualities. She later joined the council to help others who are looking for something similar. Pagan Ideology does a variety of activities as a club to help members ...
16 - March 21 in Kanab, St. George, Cedar City, Ogden, Huntsville, Santa Clara, Salt Lake City and even Arizona and New Mexico. ... Also, keep an eye out for the next iteration of the Colorado City Music Festival, which will no doubt earn Bennett and the “shitty controversial town” even more attention.
The federal government has turned up the pressure, so in 2016, a federal court ruled in 2016 that leaders of the polygamous sect's home base, the Twin Towns of Hilldale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona were discriminating against non-FLDS residents. The U.S. Department of Labor twice nailed the FLDS ...
Nearly a dozen city and utility board employees in the small town of Hildale, Utah, have resigned — at least one citing conflict of religion as the reason. Hildale, along with Colorado City, Arizona, is home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). The employee who resigned ...
Hildale shares employees with Colorado City, Arizona, and Jessop estimates there are about 50 between the two, although the majority are in Colorado City. She added that each of the employees who resigned provided the city with at least two weeks' notice and offered to help with the training of new ...
Finicum was a rancher from Paulden, Arizona, and then Colorado City. He was the subject of a Jan. 18, 2016, article in The Daily Courier. The former Paulden resident had alleged his foster children were taken in retaliation for his involvement in the standoff. Investigators determined that state troopers were ...
Colorado City's unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent. In other Arizona cities, Flagstaff's unemployment rate was 3.5 percent for December. Prescott's unemployment rate was 4.8 percent. Phoenix's unemployment rate increased to 4 percent and Tucson's unemployment rate jumped to 4.4 percent for the ...
Hildale and adjacent Colorado City, Arizona, are the home of the polygamous FLDS. Its members have controlled the municipal governments there since the border towns were incorporated in the mid-20th century. In recent years, in a series of lawsuits and court filings, federal and state officials have ...
Along the border of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah, local residents wear conservative clothing. George Frey/Getty Images. Jessop's family was one of the dozens excommunicated from the church nearly a decade ago as religious leaders pushed out possible rivals under the guise of God finding ...
The group is mainly based in the twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona, and Hildale, Utah. Its leader, Warren Jeffs, is serving a life sentence in ...
A polygamous group's dwindling control of a remote Utah-Arizona border ... elections next year in Hildale's sister city of Colorado City, Arizona, ...
Former FLDS church members describe what Colorado City is like now ... A polygamous group's dwindling control of a remote Utah-Arizona ...
Remove officer Jessop from the Colorado City, AZ police department.” He delivered it to Colorado City Chief Marshal Jerry Darger, Colorado ...
The town government in Hildale and the sister town of Colorado City, Arizona, and the police are being watched closely by court-appointed ...
... or FLDS, has dominated the community in and around Hildale, Utah and its twin city across the border, Colorado City, Arizona. This is the first ...
In this Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 photo, Donia Jessop holds her mayoral campaign sign outside her store in Colorado City, Ariz. Campaign signs ...
The settlements noted in court records last week resolve two civil rights lawsuits against Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., and their joint ...
It would be another in a series of recent changes to shake up Hildale and its sister city, Colorado City, Arizona, which have a combined ...
Hildale and neighboring Colorado City, Arizona, are undergoing a court-ordered overhaul of their municipal operations in response to a 2016 ...
The unbelievable story involves the northern Colorado city of Ft. Collins' ... Sheriff's Office (PCSO) in central Arizona applied for the position.
Arizona's unemployment rate dropped to 5 percent for August from the month before. It was 5.1 percent in August 2016. About 169,700 ...


 

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