Romney launches comeback with Trump dig

Mitt Romney lost his race to oust President Barack Obama in 2012 Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced he is running for a US Senate seat in Utah, while taking a dig at President Donald Trump. In a Facebook campaign video, he lamented that Washington was sending "a message of exclusion" to immigrants. A vocal critic of Mr Trump, Mr Romney is seen as a shoo-in for outgoing Republican Senator Orrin Hatch’s seat. The ex-private equity manager has kept a low profile since losing his 2012 race to oust President Barack Obama. I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah’s… Read More

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Salt Lake City is 1st in US to seek 2030 Winter Olympic bid

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 in Salt Lake City at the Salt lake Ice Center. Salt Lake City has become the first U.S city to announce it will pursue a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics following an announcement from an exploratory committee that studied the issue. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City on Wednesday became the first U.S. city to announce its intentions to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics as this year’s games get ready to kick off in South Korea. The city’s… Read More

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4-star ATH Matthew Tago commits to the Oregon State Beavers over Nebraska, Utah, and others

After an official vistit during the January 19th weekend, former UCLA commit and 4-star ATH, Matthew Tago commits to Jonathan Smith and the Oregon State Beavers over finalists Nebraska, Utah and others. Oregon State has been on fire on the recruiting trail, specifically the past 7-10 days as the Beavers coaching staff have now landed nine verbal commits in just one week’s time. Kudos to Jonathan Smith and the rest of this still very new Beaver coaching staff for identifying “their guys” and pursuing them all the way throughout their recruitment. This staff has done a really good job of identifying talent that they see fits what style of play… Read More

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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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The city works to create affordable housing

12/21/2017 – SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) Salt Lake City is working to create more affordable housing. The city council has some new recommendations to do it. That’s why Danny Walz joined Good Morning Utah from the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City, to explain what they’re doing. Salt Lake City’s Council recently took action to address the affordable housing issue in the City. Earlier this month the City Council, which also functions as the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board of Directors, took action on two Salt Lake City affordable housing proposals. The Council recommended a smart plan-of-action for spending the $21-million of RDA funds that were previously set aside with… Read More

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Utah Jazz try to make it two in a row against the East’s best

Stream NFL games Live wherever you are Jazz look for second improbable win in a row against Cavs After beating the Boston Celtics, the Eastern Conference’s number one team, the Utah Jazz will face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the number two team in the east. It’s the second leg of a road trip back-to-back which makes this game look like a near-impossible game to win. But the Jazz just beat the Celtics by 12 without Rudy Gobert or Derrick Favors for most of the game so assumptions get thrown out the window. Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain Radio: 1280 and 97.5 The Zone… Read More

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