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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 26, 2015 at 4:01 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is keeping its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite its decision to allow gay troop leaders. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the decision today in a news release. Church leaders decided to stay with Boy Scouts after getting assurances they can appoint troop leaders according to their own religious and moral values.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A government archaeologist says spattered paint and bullet holes are erasing ancient rock art near Utah Lake. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that people have been shooting paint cans set atop rocks covered with ancient petroglyphs. BLM archaeologist Mike Sheehan says the rock art comes off when the paint is removed.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people rallied at the Utah State Capitol yesterday to protest Gov. Gary Hebert's decision to stop the flow of federal money to Planned Parenthood in Utah. Planned Parenthood of Utah Executive Director Karrie Galloway told the Salt Lake Tribune that the governor's decision was political and threatens important women's health services like screening for STDs and cancer.

SALEM, Utah (AP) — A gopher hole caused a 99-year-old canal near Provo to fail, leaving residents of Salem scrambling to contain the flowing water. Salem city officials say the breached Highline Canal flooded an orchard and pasture on Tuesday. A city worker found the breach and contractors were able to plug the hole several hours later.

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