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"Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. With a population of 186,440 as of the 2010 Census, the city lies in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total population of 1,124,197. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger urban area known as the Wasatch Front, which has a population of 2,238,697. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other being Reno, Nevada), and the largest in the Intermountain West.
"The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and his Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named "Great Salt Lake City" - the word "great" was dropped from the official name in 1868. Although Salt Lake City is still home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), less than half the population of Salt Lake City proper are members of the LDS Church today.
"Immigration of international LDS members, mining booms, and the construction of the first transcontinental railroad initially brought economic growth, and the city was nicknamed the Crossroads of the West. It was traversed by the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, in 1913, and presently two major cross-country freeways, I-15 and I-80, intersect in the city. Salt Lake City has since developed a strong outdoor recreation tourist industry based primarily on skiing, and was host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. It is the industrial banking center of the United States."
Ricky Rubio's offensive production has been a pleasant surprise for Jazz - Sa...
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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah
Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) shoots over the Phoenix defense. The Utah
Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns 112-101 during preseason NBA basketball at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City
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Poll: Three in four Utahns support legalizing medical marijuana - Salt Lake T...
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(Rick Bowmer | AP Photo) David Cromar, center, holds his son Holden, 10, who suffers from epilepsy, while standing with other patients, caregivers and supporters during the Utah
Patients Coalition news conference Monday, June 26, 2017, in Salt Lake City
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Salt Lake City 'ready, willing and able' to host Winter Olympics again - fox1...
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fox13now.comSalt Lake City 'ready, willing and able' to host Winter Olympics againfox13now.com
"We are eager to explore any opportunity that should present itself to host the games again," said Salt Lake City
Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Salt Lake City
must decide by Feb. 1, 2018 if it will pursue a bid. The International Olympic Committee has ...and more »
Former BYU guard LJ Rose makes Salt Lake City Stars roster - Deseret News
23 Oct 2017 at 1:02pm
Former BYU guard LJ Rose makes Salt Lake City Stars rosterDeseret News
L.J. Rose isn't done playing basketball in the state of Utah
. The former BYU basketball guard is one of 14 players listed on the Salt Lake City
Stars' opening-day roster released Monday. The Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah
Jazz, start ...
Jason Chaffetz is early front-runner for Utah's 2020 governor's race - Salt L...
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Salt Lake TribuneJason Chaffetz is early front-runner for Utah's 2020 governor's raceSalt Lake Tribune
Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Forty-one Secret Service employees have been disciplined for reviewing private agency records, including a failed job application of Chaffetz who was leading a congressional probe of the ...New poll has Chaffetz in the lead among early contenders for governorGood4Utahall 4 news articles »
Utah takes big step toward bidding for 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics - Salt La...
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Salt Lake TribuneUtah takes big step toward bidding for 2026 or 2030 Winter OlympicsSalt Lake Tribune
FILE - This Feb. 8, 2002 file photo shows U.S. champion Michelle Kwan practicing for the women's short program for the Winter Olympic Games at the Salt lake Ice Center in Salt Lake City
. There's an outside shot the United States won't have to wait 11 ...Salt Lake
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After first week, the Utah Jazz have competed with defense and unselfishness ...
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Salt Lake TribuneAfter first week, the Utah Jazz have competed with defense and unselfishnessSalt Lake TribuneUtah
came away with two wins, both at home, both against teams that have been picked by experts to beat them out in playoff seeding this year. And what's interesting is that it's happened without any big surprises. The Jazz have been exactly what they ...
OKC Thunder round up and player grades following loss to Utah
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Task force says UTA needs to be reformed, but it can't agree how to do it - S...
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Salt Lake TribuneTask force says UTA needs to be reformed, but it can't agree how to do itSalt Lake Tribune
Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune A UTA TRAX train climbs out of downtown Salt Lake City as it heads to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City
Monday June 24, 2013. The Salt Lake Chamber and its Utah Transportation Coalition has released a ...Task force recommends against state takeover of UTAfox13now.comLegislative task force rejects three options for UTA governanceKSL.comall 4 news articles »
SUV, guns stolen in SLC home invasion robbery - fox13now.com
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fox13now.comSUV, guns stolen in SLC home invasion robberyfox13now.comSALT LAKE CITY
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Police are looking for a suspect in connection with a home invasion robbery Monday morning. Police said the robbery happened at a home near 1800 S. Foothill Dr. A woman living at the home told police she answered the ...SLC
Police looking for suspect, stolen car after aggravated burglaryGephardt DailySalt Lake
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Wildfires in Utah force evacuations, threaten structures - Seattle Times
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Salt Lake TribuneWildfires in Utah force evacuations, threaten structuresSeattle TimesSALT LAKE CITY
(AP) ? Wind-driven wildfires in Utah
forced evacuations and threatened structures on a big weekend for deer hunters in the fire zone. KUTV reports two separate wildfires of 600 acres each and two miles apart raged near Strawberry ...The Latest: Evacuations Lifted on 2 Small Utah
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