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LDS Church Quiet on Pocatello Gay Pride Event
As Pocatello, Idaho hosted a three-day Gay Pride event, local LDS leaders were quiet and Michael Purdy, spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, declined to comment specifically on the event, held this past weekend. The relatively quiet reaction of much of the city even led the event's leaders to call the predominantly-Mormon city "tolerant." But a vocal minority, led by a local church, Calvary Chapel, criticized the city's support as validating the gay lifestyle.

Will Utah send 'WW' to Washington?
Election year 2000 was when the letter "W" took on new meaning in the nation's vocabulary to distinguish then-candidate George W. Bush from his presidential father. If one current US House candidate from Salt Lake City has his way, 2002 will be the year when a double dose of that letter of the alphabet will be elected to go to Washington representing Utah.

Cannon Called Bush's Point Man on Immigration
The Bush administration, breaking with past Republican opposition to immigration, plans to release a new immigration proposal next month, one that Hispanic, immigration and business interests are expecting to include full amnesty for the 3 to 4 million Mexicans living illegally in the US. To get its plan before Congress, the administration has chosen Utah Republican Chris Cannon as its "point man" to introduce the legislation and argue for its support among his colleagues.

Latter-day Saint Runs For Lethbridge Canada City Council
Kim Siever, a member of the Lethbridge Alberta West Stake, has announced his intention to run for one of the eight alderman seats in the 15 October 2001 municipal election. Siever had been contemplating running for council for over a year as he saw what seemed to be a city council unwilling to listen to its citizens. Convinced some citizens are unhappy with the decisions the current mayor and aldermen have made regarding recent issues, Siever feels he can offer a much-needed voice for the people.

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