Utah Town Highlights Mormon Debate on Alcohol

A small, religious rural Utah town near founded by “Mormon pioneers” has voted, two to one, to allow the sale of alcohol. While the state continues loosen restrictions on the sale of alcohol, the relationship between alcohol and Mormonism remains awkward at best. The vote in Hyde Park cracked open a heated debate between the economic benefit of selling alcohol and its connection (or lack thereof) to “what it means to be Mormon.” While tension still lingers in Hyde Park, now there’s at least a little legal beer to counter it. [New York Times]