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.
  • The Latest: Court weighs proof-of-citizenship voting law
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Court weighs proof-of-citizenship voting law

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on an appeals court weighing whether to resurrect a Kansas proof-of-citizenship voting law (all times local):

  • Deseret News

    Arthur Brooks talks BYU; Utah State earns No. 8 seed; Jay Osmond discusses new play; who hires the most tech workers in Salt Lake City?

    SALT LAKE CITY — Here's a look at the news for March 18. In a new Q&A, Arthur C. Brooks explained how a BYU briefcase made him a better person and how that applies to America's “culture of contempt.” Read more. Utah State earns a No. 8 seed and will face Washington in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Read more. A California couple's only child died in a skiing accident. Should they be able to have a grandchild by preserving his sperm? Read more. Who's hiring the most tech workers in Salt Lake City? The answer may surprise you. Read more. Utah residents recently filed a lawsuit in the battle against a Tooele County development. Read more. BYUtv's “Dwight in Shining Armor” is pretty funny

  • TazWorks Introduces TazCloud™ and New Official Website
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    TazWorks Introduces TazCloud™ and New Official Website

    SALT LAKE CITY , March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TazWorks, the leading independent technology platform for the background screening industry, today introduced TazCloud ™ - a cloud-based, CRA-focused network ...

  • Gonzaga receives a No. 1 seed and is coming to Salt Lake City again
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    Gonzaga receives a No. 1 seed and is coming to Salt Lake City again

    The 40th anniversary of Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird in Salt Lake City played a part in the University of Utah's landing a host's role in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The event is returning to Vivint Smart Home Arena for a second time in three seasons, extending a theme of tournament history: Every time Gonzaga is a No. 1 seed, the Bulldogs come to town. In the buildup to Selection Sunday, there was considerable talk of Gonzaga's dropping to a No. 2 seed after losing to Saint Mary's in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas. But the Bulldogs (30-3) stayed on the top line in the West Region and were assigned to Vivint Smart Home Arena for the third time in seven

  • Abortion doctor sues conservative media sites for defamation
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Abortion doctor sues conservative media sites for defamation

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A well-known abortion rights activist from Utah has filed a lawsuit against three conservative media publications for defamation, says that online stories spread misinformation that she cut the throats of fetuses during abortions. Dr. Leah Torres, a former Salt Lake City obstetrician-gynecologist, says in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that stories written by three conservative outlets in March 2018 painted her as a doctor who conducted unlawful abortions, leading to scourging harassment online and job loss. She says her personal information and the address and phone number of her clinic were released online. Torres said she was fired by her employer for violating a provision

  • Letter: Utah is stealing from Salt Lake City with the inland port
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    Letter: Utah is stealing from Salt Lake City with the inland port

    The people of Salt Lake City are gradually awakening to the travesty of the inland port. It is an unprecedented land grab by the state of Utah, seizing more than 20 square miles from the authority of Salt Lake City. The port has its own unelected governing board of 11 people, only two of whom come from Salt Lake. This board answers only to the state. All authority now rests with the board. The city has lost ownership of the land, any authority, and most of the revenues that may come from the economic activities of the port. The state hasn't even paid the city for the land. Perhaps this giant entity should be called Inland Port City. It will have to come up with its own police force, fire department,

  • Utahns enjoy shamrocks and sunshine at the 41st annual St. Patrick's Day parade
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    Utahns enjoy shamrocks and sunshine at the 41st annual St. Patrick's Day parade

    Salt Lake City's Irish community celebrated the 41st annual St. Patrick's Day parade with crowds lining up to take in the festivities. Marching bands, Irish dancers, bagpipes and a sea of green moved along 200 South, starting at 500 East on Saturday morning en route to State Street where the Siamsa festivities kept the fun going at the Gallivan Center. Cool temperatures and plenty of sunshine were a perfect match as the luck of the Irish came through after a week that saw more snow.

  • Does Salt Lake City have a new vegan restaurant? Hell, yes. It's called the Mark of the Beastro.
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    Does Salt Lake City have a new vegan restaurant? Hell, yes. It's called the Mark of the Beastro.

    What do you do when the address to your business includes the numbers 666? If you're owner Andrew Earley, you open Mark of the Beastro, a devilishly themed Salt Lake City restaurant, where all of the dishes are vegan and the atmosphere is, ahem, well, seitan-ic. Earley has worked for years in Utah's restaurant scene, but this is his first time owning his own place. He's been a vegan for more than a decade, ever since he engaged in several “arguments” with his vegan friends. “They'd say it's better for the environment, it's better for animals. The only answer I had was, 'I like meat,'” Earley said. “And if I can give up something small and make this much of an impact, I'm going to do it.” He's

  • Buffalo Airport will add nonstop flights to Nashville
    The Buffalo News

    Buffalo Airport will add nonstop flights to Nashville

    Music City just got closer. Southwest Airlines will add nonstop flights from Buffalo to Nashville this fall via the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Service will start Oct. 5 on weekends. Nonstop service was available several years ago, but was discontinued. It was reintroduced in response to consumer demand. Current flights typically have layovers of one hour or much more. "It is a very popular destination," said Helen Tederous, director of public affairs for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.

  • Auburn's NCAA Tournament Destination Revealed
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    Auburn's NCAA Tournament Destination Revealed

    After thrashing Tennessee 84-64 to win the SEC Tournament Championship today, Auburn didn't have to wait long to find out where they'd be heading later this week to begin the NCAA Tournament. Although, it seems like the Tigers' dominating win didn't matter at all. Auburn earned the 5-seed in the Midwest Region, where they'll take on 12-seed New Mexico State in the first round game in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Should Auburn get through the Aggies, 4-seed Kansas will likely wait in the second round on Saturday. You would think that Auburn's 20-point win over a team that many had pegged as a 1-seed today would have made some sort of an impact on the selection committee's placement, but it wasn't

  • ATV protest ride leader turned lawmaker told to pay up
    San Francisco Chronicle

    ATV protest ride leader turned lawmaker told to pay up

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Now that former San Juan County commissioner Phil Lyman is getting a government stipend as a state lawmaker, federal prosecutors want him to speed up paying off the $96,000 in damage caused by an illegal ATV protest ride he led through a pristine southeastern canyon in 2014. Federal prosecutors said in a new court filing that Lyman has a "heightened moral obligation" because he receives taxpayer money, the Deseret News reported . Lyman became a state representative this year and received about $12,300 at the beginning of the session. Prosecutors want him to pay $500 a month, up from $100. That would pay off the $90,000 he still owes by 2034, prosecutors said. "Lyman receives

  • Gonzaga receives a No. 1 seed and is coming to Salt Lake City again
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    Gonzaga receives a No. 1 seed and is coming to Salt Lake City again

    The 40th anniversary of Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird in Salt Lake City played a part in the University of Utah's landing a host's role in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The event is returning to Vivint Smart Home Arena for a second time in three seasons, extending a theme of tournament history: Every time Gonzaga is a No. 1 seed, the Bulldogs come to town. In the buildup to Selection Sunday, there was considerable talk of Gonzaga's dropping to a No. 2 seed after losing to Saint Mary's in the championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas. But the Bulldogs (30-3) stayed on the top line in the West Region and were assigned to Vivint Smart Home Arena for the third time in seven

  • Deseret News

    'It's surreal': Utah medical students placed into residencies on 'Match Day'

    SALT LAKE CITY — "The Final Countdown" by Europe blasted through speakers while 115 University of Utah School of Medicine soon-to-be graduates located envelopes labeled with their name as they gathered Friday morning. "I felt like I was going to throw up," said Simran Kaur, who will be completing an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Stanford University — her No. 1 choice. At the podium in front of the Rice-Eccles Stadium reception room, a voice called out "now," signaling students to, after months of anticipation, open their envelopes. Laura Seitz, Deseret News Antigone Kraft admires a friend's acceptance letter during Match Day at Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 15, 2019.

  • Kansas Tries to Revive Proof-of-Citizenship Voting Law
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    Kansas Tries to Revive Proof-of-Citizenship Voting Law

    The 10thh Circuit will hear arguments Monday over the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas statute that required people to provide documents proving their U.S. citizenship before they could register to vote. In a case with national implications for voting rights, Kansas faces an uphill battle to resurrect the law once championed by former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , who led President Trump's now-defunct voter fraud commission. A three-judge panel of the 10thh Circuit temporarily blocked Kobach in 2016 from fully enforcing the law, calling it “a mass denial of a fundamental constitutional right.” The issue is back before the appellate court after U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson struck it down last year and made permanent the earlier injunction.

  • Deseret News

    Some tech issues slipped through this session's cracks, as did $2 million in funding for Utah schools

    SALT LAKE CITY — While Utah's burgeoning tech sector got a few boosts from lawmakers in the just-completed 2019 session, a few unresolved issues, and addressing short-term fixes to long-term issues, remain on the collective to-do list. A first-of-its-kind grant program aimed at getting more computer science classes into K-12 public schools in Utah earned about $3 million in support, but the funding fell far short of the $7 million request that earned unanimous approval in committee hearings and floor votes. The bill also had 53 bipartisan co-sponsors, the most of any legislative effort in the session. Funding was adjusted downward amid wrangling over budget issues. Perhaps more significantly,