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Salt Lake City, often shortened to Salt Lake or SLC, is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 189,314 in 2012, the city lies in the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a total population of 1,175,905. Salt Lake City is further situated in a larger urban area known as the Wasatch Front, which has a population of 2,328,299. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin (the other being Reno, Nevada), and the largest in the Intermountain West.
 
The city was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, Isaac Morley, George Washington Bradley and several other Mormon followers, who extensively irrigated and cultivated the arid valley. Due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake, the city was originally named "Great Salt Lake City"—the word "great" was dropped from the official name in 1868. Although Salt Lake City is still home to the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), less than half the population of Salt Lake City proper are members of the LDS Church today. 

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WATCH: Manhunt on in Tampa after 3 slayings in 11 days

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:44:47 -0400

A 20-year-old man with autism has become the third person slain since Oct. 9 in one neighborhood.

WATCH: 24-year-old man taken into custody after guns and homemade bombs allegedly found at his home

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:44:41 -0400

Aerial maps of schools in the area were allegedly found along with rifles, handguns and homemade bombs; the man has no criminal history or record of mental health issues.

Utah jobless rate drops to 3.4 percent

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:07:00 MDT

September's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from the prior month to 3.4...

Thanks to its new store, there's a Target in every state

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:05:00 MDT

This new Target store will employ 75 people and will include groceries, clothing and home items, and health and beauty...

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