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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Facebook executive says a new quasi-independent oversight board will soon be making decisions on some of the platform's most difficult content questions in a "very public way." Director of governance and strategic initiatives Andy Pergam said Friday the board will consider a relatively small number of cases after all appeals of Facebook decisions have been exhausted. The expert board will make final decisions on individual cases, but broader policy findings will be advisory.

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — The speed limit is going up on a four-lane parkway north of Salt Lake City. Drivers can start speeding up on the Legacy Parkway starting Jan. 1. The Utah Department of Transportation said Friday that large semi-trucks also can start using the parkway next year.

CENTERFIELD, Utah (AP) — Utah pumpkin suppliers have announced a shortage of pumpkins after cold temperatures were reported statewide. KSL-TV reported Thursday that a freeze last week left Beck Family Farms short of pumpkins and is believed to have affected other suppliers. Farmer David Beck says the freeze came after an already cold spring that left production down about 50% across the state.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Interior Department is considering recommendations to modernize national park campgrounds. Food trucks, internet access and hot showers are among the suggestions that an advisory committee submitted to the agency this week. The committee had been looking at ways for private businesses to operate on public lands.

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