Warriors’ Patrick McCaw expected to return for Utah game

Warriors guard Patrick McCaw is expected to return from a mid-back strain for Tuesday night’s game in Utah, Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said. McCaw, who has missed the past two games, went through practice Monday morning with no problems. He is averaging four points, 1.4 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game this season. Outside of rookie Jordan Bell (left ankle inflammation), the Warriors are expected to be completely healthy for Tuesday’s game. Connor Letourneau is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: cletourneau@sfchronicle.com. Twitter: @Con_Chron ALSO Curry named West’s Player of the Week Source Article

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Utah in 2050: Local officials urged to plan for population boom

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the average Wasatch Front commuter spends a little under an hour driving to and from work. By 2050 — when Utah’s population is projected to hit more than 5 million — that commute time could jump to an hour and 40 minutes. On top of that, housing prices will be even higher, and there will be little improvement in air quality. That is — if cities and counties don’t change the way they plan communities or transit in the next few decades, said Andrew Gruber, executive director of the Wasatch Front Regional Council, to a crowd of mayors, city council members and other local officials… Read More

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Utah Royals select former BYU, Alta High star Isom in NWSL draft; Gomes picked by Orlando

PHILADELPHIA — Utah’s newest pro soccer team didn’t have to look far for its first-ever selection in the National Women’s Soccer League college draft. With the No. 14 overall pick, Utah Royals FC selected former BYU defensive standout Taylor Campbell Isom. BYU teammate Nadia Gomes was selected in the third round by the Orlando Pride. The transaction gave BYU two picks in the NWSL draft in consecutive seasons, joining former No. 2 overall pick Ashley Hatch (now with Washington Spirit) and No. 11 pick Michele Murphy Vasconcelos (currently with Chicago Red Stars). Isom, who prepped at nearby Alta High, anchored a defense to six shutouts en route to a 7-8-4… Read More

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Population is booming in Salt Lake, Utah county neighborhoods — with one exception

(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Utah State Prison in Draper Thursday January 4, 2018. A new neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis shows that growth in Salt Lake County this decade has been so widespread that the population dropped in only one small area. That area is “Census tract 1128.18” in Draper, site of the Utah State Prison — and the population decline there is welcomed by officials. “The loss occurred due to declining prison population” — which dropped by 751, “from 3,840 at the 2010 Census to 3,089 in 2016,” says a new study on small-area population by the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. That downward trend… Read More

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‘Salt Lake Tribune’ Editor: If Mitt Romney Replaced Orrin Hatch, Utah Would Be Spared Embarrassment Of Hatch “Kowtowing” To Trump

George Pyle, editor of the ‘Salt Lake Tribune’ appeared on MSNBC on Wednesday to discuss the paper’s recent editorial naming Sen. Orrin Hatch "Utahn of the Year" — in a bad way. Pyle says the Utah Republican needs to keep his promise not to run for reelection, citing Hatch’s "kowtowing" to President Trump, his failure to pass DACA and CHIP, and his role in shrinking two national monuments in Utah. "The last time he ran, we endorsed him to finish some things," Pyle explained. "He made it very clear that was going to be his final run, and now he is gearing up to run again, having stared down two… Read More

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