Salt Lake City

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Neither Jackie Biskupski nor Ralph Becker have declared victory or conceded defeat in the Salt Lake City Mayoral race. That means voters won’t know who the new mayor is until Salt Lake County finishes their final and official canvass on November 17th.


Social media is getting civic in Salt Lake City. Nextdoor is a free private social network that gets neighbors communicating with each other about local issues. Now, Salt Lake City is partnering with the company to join the conversation.

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Salt Lake City Police Department a grant worth more than $1.8 million. The grant will allow the department to hire 15 new officers.

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Salt Lake City Airport officials have released the first renderings of the redesigned airport, giving the public its first taste of what’s to come.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a passionate speech outside of the Salt Lake City County building.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed the resolution calling for the state prison to be moved from its current location in Draper to a new site on the west side of Salt Lake City.

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In a special session, the Utah legislature has approved a proposal to move the state prison from Draper to a new site in west Salt Lake City.


There will be no bond measure to expand outdoor recreation in Salt Lake City. The city council failed to garner enough votes at last night’s meeting to put the measure on the November election ballot.

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After years of debate, Utah officials recommended Tuesday that a new state prison should be built near the airport in Salt Lake City.

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Salt Lake City is now one of 50 cities that will participate in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative.

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The future of downtown Salt Lake City is looking bright, according to the Downtown Alliance’s annual economic report.

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Candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor squared off Wednesday night on issues of homelessness, crime and the resignation of former Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker are pushing a proposal to combine county and city prosecution services.

Google Fiber

Google Fiber is one step closer to entering homes in Salt Lake City. Residents will soon see Google workers digging holes and stringing wires as they begin the construction phase of their rollout of fiber internet service.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker officially filed for re-election today.  Candidates running in municipal races have one week to file.

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Local businesses and residents are pushing back on a new development in the 9th and 9th neighborhood they say will make parking increasingly difficult.

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The public got a glimpse Wednesday night of the work Salt Lake City’s Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission has done so far.

Utah State University Landscape Architecture and Enviromental Planning

A group of Utah State University Landscape Architecture students is presenting its final plan for the redevelopment of Salt Lake City’s Granary District Friday before officials from the city.

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President Obama wants 75 thousand more people trained to work in the solar industry by 2020 and a new program at Hill Air Force Base will help make that happen.

The downtown Salt Lake peregrine falcon cam will be turned on Monday, but there might not be anything to see this year.

Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency

Salt Lake City officials have a grand vision for a new neighborhood downtown. It’s part of Mayor Ralph Becker’s plan for a more sustainable city.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams

Salt Lake City’s new Broadway-style theater is still under construction but officials announced today they’ve already booked a show.

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Taxicab companies in Salt Lake City have quietly operated mostly unregulated since November. That’s led to reports of price gouging.

Google Fiber

Salt Lake City officials were overjoyed at the news that Google Fiber is coming to the city, but not everyone shares their enthusiasm.

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Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City. After months of speculation, city leaders and Google executives made it official Tuesday morning.

Utah Senate

Democratic State Senator Jim Dabakis will likely challenge Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker for his seat in November.

Should Dabakis file for candidacy, he would be joining two other Democrats in challenging the two-term mayor: District 4 Councilman Luke Garrott and former state representative Jacki Biskupski.

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Salt Lake City mayoral Candidate Jackie Biskupski  is criticizing her opponent, Mayor Ralph Becker for what she says is an absence of leadership opposing the state prison relocation to Salt Lake City.

The Salt Lake City mayor’s office is launching a new program that matches refugee families with volunteers.

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A group of professional urban designers and architects are meeting this week to lay out plans to redesign Salt Lake City’s Pioneer Park.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has issued an executive order directing the Civilian Review Board to modify its policy on public disclosure.