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In March of 2017, shortly after President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument, KSJD spoke with two people who lived near the monument's new boundaries. Slightly over a year later, after drastic cuts to the monument and the beginning of a legal fight over the Antiquities Act, KSJD's Austin Cope reached back out to the people with whom he had spoken.

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The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has made the final decision to remove a racially based name from a canyon on Bureau of Land Management land near Moab, Utah.

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Last week the Colorado Children’s Campaign, an independent group that analyzes data on issues facing children including poverty, access to healthcare, and education, presented the results of the Kid’s Count Survey.

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The Colorado Children's Campaign presented the results of the 2016-2017 Kids Count survey to local education, social service, and health and wellness leaders Monday afternoon. After their presentation, KSJD's Austin Cope spoke with a representatives from the Campaign to talk more about the results of the data.

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A panel in Utah is recommending no change to the name of Negro Bill Canyon, a popular hiking location near Moab. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state’s Committee on Geographic Names voted 8 to 2 Thursday to keep the name. The vote came after representatives of the NAACP told the group they don’t find the name offensive because it recognizes the history of a canyon named for a black rancher, William Grandstaff. However, the Tribune reports the Utah Martin Luther King Jr. Commission disagreed, saying the name represents “blatant racism.” The U.S.

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