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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3 Reasons To Visit Utah

Have you ever been to Utah? If not, then you don’t know what you’re missing and you should consider booking a trip to Utah in the near future. There are many reasons why you should go there. Continue to read on because we’re going to discuss three of those reasons Salt Lake City Utah is home to Salt Lake City, a large and diverse city. It sits right in a mountain valley and it is home to many attractions, including the childrens museum and the large dinosaur exhibit in the world. It is a great place to visit for families, couples and singles alike. If you are looking for a… Read More

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User submitted: First snow of season hits some Utah areas

SALT LAKE CITY — With Thanksgiving in just a few days, we can expect more and more wintry days on the horizon. And though some areas of Utah, like Park City, have had their fair share of snowstorms already this year, many places in Utah’s valleys got their first snow of the season last week. We asked for pictures on our Facebook page, and today’s gallery includes several photos submitted in celebration of colder weather. Browse the gallery below to see this week’s roundup of user submitted photos (including more photos of those beautiful late fall sunsets) and be sure to submit photos to be included in next week’s gallery.… Read More

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Utah man demands school change over mascot name sounding like ‘penises’

Farmington High School in Utah has chosen the phoenix as their mascot. A Utah man is fighting the name over the plural version of the word. Photo courtesy of Davis School District/ Twitter Nov. 15 (UPI) — A Utah parent has started a petition to change a new high school’s mascot because he thinks the plural version of phoenix sounds too much like the word "penises." "I am starting this petition on behalf [of] many concerned students and parents in our community whose children will be attending the new Farmington High School," Kyle Fraughton wrote in his change.org petition, which has amassed over 3,000 signatures. "We were horrified to hear… Read More

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Homeless hotline won’t take reports, Liberty Wells residents tell Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

The nonemergency dispatch line Salt Lake City officials routinely urge residents to call to report concerns regarding the homeless won’t take reports over the phone, Liberty Wells residents told Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other city officials at a community forum Wednesday night. The mayor, taken aback by the reports, promised immediate action to find out why the report line, 801-799-3000, was turning away callers. “I had no idea that you were calling 799-3000 and they’re telling you they’re not taking your call. That doesn’t work for me,” she said, pledging to “create a strategy over the next 30 days to make this community safer.” Biskupski said she would speak to… Read More

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