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A child suicide highlights issues of racism in Utah schools on Behind the Headlines

Leah Hogsten
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The Salt Lake Tribune

The death of a 10-year-old Black girl by suicide intensifies the spotlight on racism and bullying in Utah schools. During a special legislative session lawmakers approve controversial electoral maps, greenlight a name change for Dixie State University, work to counter a federal vaccine-or-testing requirement, and punish a Millard County power plant — apparently over a plan to convert from coal to natural gas. 

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