Mormon church to split with Boy Scouts, lyme disease flares in Utah and invasive plants proliferate in SLC

An invasive plant jumps from Salt Lake City gardens to the surrounding foothills. Deer ticks carrying lyme disease are more prevalent in Utah due to climate change. And after more than a century, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Boy Scouts of America announce a future split.

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