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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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Olympics: Utah-based doctor, team leading USOC fight against Zika in Rio

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:49:58 MST

The reports from Brazil started flashing on Carrie Byington’s computer screen last summer. Physicians in the country that will be hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics filed reports for health care professionals around the globe to read and digest. A specialist in general pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease at the University of Utah, Byington started seeing stories from Brazil of a mysterious disease that physicians feared had a direct correlation to a growing number of newborns entering the ...

Real Salt Lake: RSL embracing the urgency of needing points on East Coast road trip

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 22:49:58 MST

Sandy • Home turf wasn’t exactly kind to Real Salt Lake the past two months. The team hopes it has not changed its ability this season to score points away from Rio Tinto Stadium. After gaining just eight points in six home matches in June and July, RSL travels East for the final time this regular season, starting Sunday night against the upstart Philadelphia Union. Three days later, RSL faces injury-riddled Toronto FC on Wednesday night in downtown Toronto. “It’s always great to have games at h... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>

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