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  LDS-backed Coalition Raised Most Funds for Nebraska DOMA Vote
With the November US elections less than a week away, campaign finance disclosures show that the pro-Defense of Marriage forces in Nebraska have raised five times that of the state's anti-DOMA group. The LDS Church-supported Coalition for the Protection of Marriage reported that it has raised the most, about $730,000 so far, most of which appears to have come from out-of-state LDS donors.

  Arizona's LDS House Speaker Faces Heat Over Alternative Fuel Program
A high level of participation in a predominately LDS neighborhood in Mesa, Arizona in a federally funded program by the Environmental Protection Agency, has spurred a criminal investigation by the Department of Commerce. On Friday, Attorney General Janet Napolitano announced a criminal investigation into more than 20,000 applications that have been submitted for an alternative-fuel vehicle rebate program.

  LDS Prayer Causes Controversy In Burbank, California
A Los Angeles superior court judge was scheduled to hear a first amendment case Friday over an LDS prayer given last November at a Burbank City Council meeting. The prayer, following LDS custom, ended in the name of Christ, leading Jewish activist Irv Rubin to file a lawsuit against the city.

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