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Utah Congressman Rob Bishop introduced legislation in the U.S. House this week that would place limitations on the 1906 Antiquities Act.

 


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When Utah Navajo Health System in Southeastern Utah first incorporated about 15 years ago, some people in the region said it would not be successful, according to a community member in Montezuma Creek.

But now, the non-profit corporation has seven facilities and is building a new clinic in Montezuma Creek, planned to open in March of 2018. To learn more about the history and success of the organization, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with Utah Navajo Health System CEO Michael Jensen and board chair Jamie Harvey.

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Could Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah be reduced from 1.35 million to 160,000 acres?

A 27-year-old Special Forces soldier from Monticello, Utah, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The Deseret News reports that Army Staff Sergeant Aaron Butler died when he and a group of Utah National Guardsmen were clearing a booby-trapped building and a bomb went off. The 11 other soldiers all sustained injuries. Butler was remembered at a vigil Thursday night in his home town.

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A panel in Utah is recommending no change to the name of Negro Bill Canyon, a popular hiking location near Moab. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state’s Committee on Geographic Names voted 8 to 2 Thursday to keep the name. The vote came after representatives of the NAACP told the group they don’t find the name offensive because it recognizes the history of a canyon named for a black rancher, William Grandstaff. However, the Tribune reports the Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Commission disagreed, saying the name represents “blatant racism.” The U.S.

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