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ACLU Asks Appeals Court to Overturn Main Street Ruling
Claiming US District Judge Ted Stewart's ruling on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Main Street Plaza is in error, the American Civil Liberties Union filed an appeal today with the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. After filing the appeal, the ACLU's Utah legal director Stephen Clark said today that Main Street "is a symbol of community central to the 'marketplace of ideas' that has played such a critical role in our nation's history," and added that the sale of the property to the LDS Church should have preserved the block's status as a public forum.

Despite Local LDS Grass-roots Effort, Seattle Church Zoning Battle Continues
The year-long battle over size limits on churches and schools in the rural portion of Washington's King county continues after yesterday's county council meeting, and no end is in sight. In hopes of defeating a proposed ordinance, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discussed the issue in "adult-education classes" throughout the region, Gordon Conger, representing the Church's Northwest Area Presidency, told the Seattle Times. But while Council members reported receiving hundreds of email messages yesterday, the issue never came up for a vote.

Mormon Candidate Wins North Las Vegas City Council Seat
LDS Church member Robert Eliason was elected Tuesday to one of four seats on the North Las Vegas City Council, ending a campaign filled with criminal allegations against his opponent, John Rhodes, and charges of racism and "negative" campaigning against Eliason. But some city officials expect the elections to end years of infighting on the council, "It's going to be great," said City Councilwoman Shari Buck, also an LDS Church member. "Now we can focus on moving ahead and putting the past in the past."

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