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LDS Church Officials Taking Bribes?

In a short speech given to the Salt Lake County Republican Party's Central Committee, Chairman Bill Quist caused a stir by making allegations of bribery. Quist reportedly said that many public officials take bribes, including officials of the 'Mormon Church.'

Appellate court denies further review of student-led prayer ruling

A May 1998 court decision upholding an eastern Idaho school district's policy of allowing student-initiated prayers at high school graduation has been allowed to stand by the federal appeals court. The decision is based on a suit by a non-Mormon family, who lived in a primarily-Mormon town containing the Madison School District.

Utah Politics: Issue of Polygamy Retreats Back Into the Shadows

Six months ago, polygamy in Utah was a hot topic, but the issue has all but disappeared as the Utah Legislature conducts another legislative session. Only two current bills even remotely address polygamy, according to this article.

House raises minimum age for marriage

Lawmakers in Utah have passed legislation raising the legal age for marriage from 14 to 16 years of age.

30 hours of practice proposed for young drivers

The Utah State Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit teenagers from driving between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. Some lawmakers want to make an exception for 'church' activities.

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