Committee says name should be kept owing to lack of consensus on whether it is offensive in latest twist in long-running debate

A panel of experts in Utah has recommended keeping the name of a popular hiking spot called Negro Bill canyon after receiving conflicting opinions about whether it is offensive.

The Utah committee on geographic names said on Friday that a lack of consensus from minority groups led to its 8-2 vote on Thursday about a canyon in the eastern city of Moab, the gateway to stunning massive red rock formations.

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