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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The founder of a Mormon women's group pushing for gender equality says the church is trying to excommunicate her. Kate Kelly says she received a letter this week from her bishop in Virginia informing her of a disciplinary hearing June 22. John Dehlin, creator of a blog called "Mormon Stories" that provides a forum for church members questioning their faith, is also facing excommunication. The church said last night there's room for questions about the faith, but that some members' actions could "lead others astray."
FORT DUCHESNE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man is dead and two teenage boys have been wounded in a shooting on the Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah. An FBI special agent tells the Deseret News there was a confrontation between two groups. Crews rushed 23-year-old Evan Cuch to Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt, where medical workers pronounced him dead.
PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Lake Powell is steadily rising, opening up access for bigger boats to popular tourist spots in spring. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the water levels are expected to rise one foot per day through June, bringing the lake up to 40 feet higher than its lowest point this year. The rising waters have expanded passages to Rainbow Bridge in far southern Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The BLM is considering a ban on rope swings at Corona Arch in southern Utah. Daredevils sometimes post videos of them swinging like pendulums through the five-story sandstone structure. The BLM recently took over management of the area, where commercial outfitters have already been banned.
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