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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Spring storms that have been pounding the West hit northern Utah over the weekend, causing minor flooding and a rock slide, with more storms forecast this week. The storm dumped up to 2 inches of rain and several inches of mountain snow, flooding several homes, triggering an avalanche warning and forcing the closure a canyon road.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The next legislative session is eight months away, but Utah lawmakers are already working on bills to set up medical marijuana programs and halt a move to relocate the state prison. Republican Rep. Fred Cox of West Valley City said it may make sense to keep the prison at its 700-acre site in Draper and start replacing buildings.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers and ranchers in the West's worst-hit drought regions will receive an additional $21 million to help them save water and soil despite the long dry spell. The assistance will go to areas of the West that are rated in the highest categories of drought, including parts of Utah. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the aid today.

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 23-year-old woman is recovering at a hospital in Provo after she and another woman were rescued over the weekend from Rock Canyon. Provo fire officials told The Daily Herald that the woman suffered injuries to an arm and a leg after she fell as far as 60 feet while hiking in the Red Slab area of the canyon Sunday afternoon.

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