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Salt Lake City Museums – A Treasure Trove Of Information

Salt Lake City is often associated with the Mormon church because it has such a large population in the region. However, one thing that the city should be associated with as well is going to be the museums that are in the area. By knowing about these museums it will be very easy for people to see that Salt Lake City is a great place to travel to and learn quite a bit of information from natural history, Mormon history, and even discover new things about science.

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Former homeless couple returns to Salt Lake Mission’s Memorial Day picnic, this time as a success — and love — story

They believe a push from deity placed the future husband and wife at a Salt Lake City homeless shelter several years ago this month.

Both are Navy veterans who had lost spouses, resources, goods and homes and were fairly destitute, he said, until they met each other.

Within three months, the couple wed, Derek said, and, eventually, got into a Veteran Affairs-provided apartment of their own in Sugar House, with $300 per month in food stamps, and Social Security benefits.

On Monday, the Mullins attended the annual picnic provided by the Salt Lake Mission for the homeless population at Pioneer Park in downtown Salt Lake City. There they saw dozens of volunteers serve meals from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — including juice drinks, ham and turkey sandwiches, nachos and all the trappings...

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As Utah’s first Dave & Buster’s prepares to open at The Gateway, Barnes & Noble decides to leave the Salt Lake mall

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Andie Saunders joins friends as they play the Cruis’n Blast driving game as Dave & Buster’s restaurant and entertainment business hosts a VIP event on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at its new Salt Lake City venue at The Gateway before officially opening to the public on Monday, May 14.

Just as Utah’s first Dave & Buster’s is about to open at The Gateway — part of the Salt Lake City mall’s transformation into a dining and entertainment center — another longtime retail tenant has announced it will be closing its doors.

Jim Lampassi, Barnes & Noble’s vice president of real estate development, confirmed that the bookseller will close its retail store at the end of June “as a new development is coming.”

“It has been our pleasure serving this community,” ...

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How To Find Apartments For Rent In Salt Lake City

Have you been trying to find the best apartments for rent in Salt lake city but don’t know where to start. With so many choices in this beautiful city, it is easy to understand why it is so hard to find that. There are so many choices and at the same time, no one wants to end up in a bad neighborhood. If you are concerned about finding the best place to live in Salt Lake City, continue reading.

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Report says Salt Lake City among ‘toughest’ housing markets for millennials

SALT LAKE CITY — While the Beehive State can boast one of the most robust economies and housing markets in the country, that strength has created a challenging circumstance for young would-be homebuyers, a new report says.

According to California-based realtor.com, a combination of low housing inventory, escalating real estate prices and increasing demand have made San Jose, California; Seattle; Salt Lake City; Minneapolis; and Omaha, Nebraska, the toughest areas in the country for prospective millennial homebuyers this spring.

The company researched the 60 top metro areas with large populations of older millennial markets. Those cities were then ranked based on inventory availability and affordability.

While the top two markets could be considered among "the usual suspects," explained Jav...

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Salt Lake City Apartment Complex Wins Development of the Year

SALT LAKE CITY, April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wood Partners, a leader in real estate development and construction, announced their downtown development, Alta Gateway Station, has been named "Development of the Year" by the Utah Apartment Association.

The Utah Apartment Association hires a secret shopper to shop all of the nominated properties. Properties are judged on the development design, comfort through features and amenities, how the development adds to the neighborhood and if it complements the surrounding areas well. The Utah Apartment Association also judged staff knowledge, customer service and the cleanliness and maintenance of the building. This is the first award for Wood Partners from the association.

"I grew up in Utah and am a graduate of the University of Utah...

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It took Utah’s ‘Queer Eye’ guy 20 minutes to decide to move to Salt Lake City

Utah is not exactly where you’d expect to find one of the stars of the Netflix series, which has been a major topic of conversation on social media since it premiered in early February. The streaming service doesn’t release viewership numbers, but the show won over skeptical critics — it’s at 96 percent among critics (and 90 percent among viewers) on Rotten Tomatoes.

His friend scoffed, but France said Salt Lakers “are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. And I can see the mountains from this restaurant, and that’s beautiful.’ ”

“The other [Fab Five] boys have all done TV before. They’d done film before. They’re comfortable in this space, and they’d always wanted this for many, many years,” France said.

Muslim and Mormon • Growing up in London, Tan France was raised Muslim; growing up ...

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Gehrke: Jim Dabakis may run for Salt Lake City mayor, and Jackie Biskupski may be vulnerable

Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake Tribune staff portraits. Robert Gehrke.

While the city’s intense lobbying beat back proposals to strip Salt Lake of its ability to protect the canyon watershed, it got rolled on the creation of a commission to develop a massive shipping port on 20,000 acres in the city’s undeveloped northwest corner.

According to City Councilman Charlie Luke, the bill takes away taxing authority and land use planning for a third of Salt Lake City’s geographic footprint and gives it to the inland port development board.

While the decisions were being made, the mayor was in Mexico City for a Women4Climate conference on global warming. And state lawmakers representing the city say Salt Lake’s lobbyists didn’t do their jobs.

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Overtime costs add up for Salt Lake City homelessness push

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Law enforcement and corrections agencies have paid about $320,000 a month in overtime for a push aimed at tackling problems related to homelessness in Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that police agencies spent a total of over $600,000 on overtime for Operation Rio Grande from Aug. 14 through Dec. 31 while the Utah Department of Corrections’ costs for participating probation and parole agents amounted to about $800,000.

The operation began with an emphasis at improving public safety and reducing crime. The second phase aims to help people suffering from mental illness and addiction. The third phase focuses on connecting homeless people with jobs and housing.

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Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, and provided by the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office is a research helicopter that was brought down by a leaping elk in the mountains of eastern Utah. Wasatch County authorities say the elk jumped into the chopper’s tail rotor as the craft flew low, trying to capture the animal with a net. The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt, but wildlife officials say the elk died of its injuries. The state-contracted Australian crew had been trying to capture and sedate the elk so they could collar it and research its movements about 90 miles east of Salt Lake City. (Jared Rigby/Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY — An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision t...

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