Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340 (2014 estimate). Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City–Ogden–Provo Combined Statistical Area.
  • University of Utah launches statewide American Dream Ideas Challenge
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    University of Utah launches statewide American Dream Ideas Challenge

    SALT LAKE CITY, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The search is on for policy and technology innovation proposals with the potential to foster access to and support for a thriving middle class in Utah — and the best ideas may be eligible for up to $1 million in funding. University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins and Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox, co-chairs of the statewide American Dream Ideas Challenge, officially launched the initiative during a press conference on Thursday. "We are seeking innovative ideas that will help families and communities not only survive, but thrive," said Courtney McBeth, project director.

  • Pepper Hamilton Practice Leader Heads to Utah, and to Snell & Wilmer
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    Pepper Hamilton Practice Leader Heads to Utah, and to Snell & Wilmer

    Ivan Knauer, who co-led Pepper Hamilton’s securities and financial services enforcement group from Washington, D.C., said he was ready for a change.

  • Utah Pride Center opens doors of its new 'beacon'
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    Utah Pride Center opens doors of its new 'beacon'

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Pride Center finally has a home of its own. Friends and supporters gathered Saturday for the ribbon cutting of its new home at 1380 S. Main, just south of Smith's Ballpark. "It's just such a fabulous day for us. When I say us, I'm talking about our community. We waited a long time, I think since the early '90s, to have a place to call our own that we own, that we can grow all of our programs and save lives and make life entertaining. Now we have it," said Carol Gnade, who recently retired as the center's executive director. The building, which was once a bank (the vault remains inside) and the Mexican Consulate, features an open flow and is flooded with natural light.

  • InventHelp Inventor: Conduit Marking and Bending Device Invented (STU-2146)
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    InventHelp Inventor: Conduit Marking and Bending Device Invented (STU-2146)

    PITTSBURGH, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To bend a conduit requires a certain skill set and a specific set of tools to successfully accomplish the task at hand. An inventor from Salt Lake City, Utah, has invented the patent-pending MODIFIED CONDUIT BENDER HANDLE, a modified handle for a manual conduit bender that improves the ease and accuracy of laying out bends and offsets. "I have been an electrical contractor for 15 years and have bent miles of conduit.

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    Handling of harassment claim shakes up Utah comic convention

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's annual comic convention is dealing with a rift over its handing of a sexual misconduct allegation that's caused several participants to back out of planned appearances.

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    Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country.

  • Salt Lake City is gateway to the great outdoors
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    Salt Lake City is gateway to the great outdoors

    Another option to see birds and other wildlife is to explore the unspoiled 28,000-acre Antelope Island State Park, one of the lake's 17 islands. Try it on horseback. "We see bison, antelope, deer, all kinds of birds and big horn sheep, if we're really lucky," said Ginger Brown, owner of R & G Horse and Wagon, who has led horseback trail rides in the park for 25 years. Snowbird, a ski resort that's a 40-minute drive to the southeast, has added all sorts of summer and fall activities to attract year-round visitors of all ages. Check out the gravity-fed mountain coaster and the Alpine Slide, a dual-track, 1,300-foot festival of twists, turns and tunnels. Such activities usually start in mid-June

  • Utah City Calls State's New Ambulance Law Dangerous
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    Utah City Calls State's New Ambulance Law Dangerous

    SALT LAKE CITY (CN) — A Salt Lake City suburb sued the Utah Department of Health, claiming the state's newly amended administrative rules endanger patients by allowing medically untrained dispatchers to decide what type of transport patients need. West Valley City also sued the state's Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness and the State Emergency Medical Committee. The complaint, filed Friday in Salt Lake County Court, was made available Monday. West Valley, just south of Salt Lake City, is the second-largest city in Utah, with a population of just over 136,000. Normally, interfacility transfers are requested by a patient's doctor. But West Valley says a dispatcher now may change

  • Medical issue causes Southwest flight to make emergency landing in Ogden
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    Medical issue causes Southwest flight to make emergency landing in Ogden

    OGDEN — A medical issue caused a Southwest flight bound for Salt Lake City to make an emergency landing Sunday afternoon in Ogden.  The flight, which was coming from San Jose, California, was in a holding pattern because of bad weather in Salt Lake for nearly an hour waiting to land at the Salt Lake International Airport when a pregnant woman passed out on the flight, according to Ogden-Hinckley Airport manager Jon Greiner.  The flight crew was forced to land in Ogden around 4:15 p.m. so the woman could receive medical attention, Greiner said.  Paramedics and fire crews were waiting for the plane when it landed in Ogden, according to Ogden Fire Chief Mike Mathieu. Once the woman was taken to

  • UPS to hire 1,700 for new Salt Lake packaging hub
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    UPS to hire 1,700 for new Salt Lake packaging hub

    A soon-to-be-opened packaging center could position Salt Lake City as one of the top distribution locales in the western United States. It also has United Parcel Service putting out a call for more than 1,700 permanent employees to fill its massive new $275 million facility at 380 S. 6400 West in Salt Lake City's northwest quadrant. Wages begin at $15 per hour, with full-time health care benefits after 12 months and retirement benefits, according to Ken Cherry, UPS Desert Mountain District manager. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News United Parcel Service plans to hire more than 1,700 permanent employees for its new $275 million facility at 380 S. 6400 West in Salt Lake City's northwest quadrant on Friday, May 18, 2018.

  • If March Madness expands, Salt Lake City should become a permanent site
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    If March Madness expands, Salt Lake City should become a permanent site

    The ACC believes March Madness, which grew by four teams not long ago, remains too small. To rectify the problem, the most powerful conference in college basketball wants to expand the 68-team NCAA Tournament to a field of 72. ACC commissioner John Swofford made the case last week that two First Fours would be better than one and suggested planting a second version in the western half of the country. For west coast participants, he noted, the Tuesday/Wednesday dates in Dayton create a challenging turnaround. Regardless of the packaging, any push for tournament expansion by the conferences is rooted in the desire to create more at-large berths — berths that generate cash for the schools and job

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    Kansas City's Bartlett and Co., Utah conglomerate to merge

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City-based Bartlett and Co., is merging into a Utah-based conglomerate. The companies announced the merger Wednesday but the terms weren't released. The Kansas City Star reports the merger will fold Bartlett, which formed in 1907, into Save Companies, based in Salt Lake City. The transaction is expected to be completed in August. Savage provides services to such industries as oil refinery, power generation and chemicals. Bartlett is involved in the grain merchandising, cattle feeding and milling industries. The merger doesn't include Bartlett's cattle-feeding operations, for which it is seeking alternatives that could involve a separate buyer. The announcement said