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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several hundred people gathered in the Utah state Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday afternoon to join a nationwide protest organized by abortion rights organizations and community organizers against abortion bans being passed around the country. Some organizers said the ban dismantles women's rights. State legislators recently passed a ban on abortions after 18 weeks but have agreed not to enforce the ban as a court challenge plays out.
WASHINGTON CITY, Utah (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of vandals who spray-painted graffiti at an important southern Utah archaeological site. The agency announced the reward Monday. They learned through social media a popular mesa and sacred site to local Paiute Indians in Washington City named Shinob Kibe had been vandalized with the words "Dog Town," an offensive nickname for the city. The BLM said police are still investigating the incident.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah ski resorts set a record for visitors this past winter thanks to heavy and consistent snowfall. A news release Tuesday from Ski Utah shows the 5.1 million skier days marked a major rebound from the previous winter when the state registered 4.1 million during a down year for snowfall. Utah's big year mirrors a banner season for ski resorts around the country.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials are investigating a St. George school for troubled youth suspected of sexual abuse, violence and several other issues. A letter from the Department of Human Services claims staffing problems have left residents and staffers feeling unsafe, escalating a large fight that broke out April 28. Officials say the school must make more than a dozen changes or risk losing its license. Red Rock Canyon staff did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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