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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 5, 2017 at 9:46 p.m.



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Police in southern Utah say they've recovered a decomposed woman's body in a wash along the Santa Clara River. St. George Police said a man taking a morning walk Saturday called for help after seeing the body.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah election officials brought in voters this week to test out new voting machines with an eye on finding a system that is secure and quickly counts ballots from counties that do all-mail voting. Utah Director of Elections Mark Thomas says the voter feedback will help an ongoing state process to choose the best provider of voting equipment for county officials.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a worker was killed in an accident at a coal processing plant in northwestern Colorado. The body of 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal, Utah, was found under a two-ton container used to clean coal at the Deserado Mine facility near Rangely. The Daily Sentinel reported Friday that the U.S. Mine Safety & Health Administration is investigating the accident.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state commission is recommending preserving the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon after it received conflicting views on whether the name is offensive. The recommendation goes next to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, which will make a decision on the name. The recommendation follows the advice of the NAACP which argued that the name is not offensive and honors a black cowboy. The Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Commission called the word negro a "racially offensive descriptor."

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