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Utah ( YOO-tah, (listen) YOO-taw) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 30th-most-populous, and 11th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016...

Utah ( YOO-tah, (listen) YOO-taw) is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the U.S. on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest by area, 30th-most-populous, and 11th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million according to the Census estimate for July 1, 2016. Urban development is mostly concentrated in two areas: the Wasatch Front in the north-central part of the state, which contains approximately 2.5 million people; and Washington County in Southern Utah, with over 160,000 residents. Utah is bordered by Colorado to the east, Wyoming to the northeast, Idaho to the north, Arizona to the south, and Nevada to the west. It also touches a corner of New Mexico in the southeast. Approximately 62% of Utahns are reported to be members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), making Utah the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church. This greatly influences Utahn culture and daily life. The LDS Church's world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City.The state is a center of transportation, education, information technology and research, government services, mining, and a major tourist destination for outdoor recreation. In 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that Utah had the second fastest-growing population of any state. St. George was the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States from 2000 to 2005. Utah also has the 14th highest median average income and the least income inequality of any U.S. state. A 2012 Gallup national survey found Utah overall to be the "best state to live in" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.

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By BRIAN MAFFLY
November 21, 2021
AP NEWS
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- For decades, the U.S. Forest Service's practice of putting out wildfires was a huge success. But the policy backfired, setting the stage for the massive destructive wildfires that have flared with increasing regularity across the West.
By DENNIS ROMBOY
October 23, 2021
AP NEWS
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Certified firearms instructor Aaron Turner has no one to teach.Earlier this year, his courses covering gun safety, shooting fundamentals, federal and state laws, and suicide prevention for would-be concealed carry permit holders were booked solid, the Deseret News reported.
By SCOTT SONNER
October 11, 2021
AP NEWS
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Two historic locomotives that were part of the pioneering shift from steam-powered to diesel-electric trains in the mid-1900s are coming back to their home in a northeast Nevada railyard.
Chris D'Angelo
October 7, 2021
HuffPost
Trump's attack on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah was the largest rollback of federal land protections in U.S. history.
Dave Muoio
October 5, 2021
FierceHealthcare
The return of Humana-Centene purchase rumors and more merger and acquisition news from the month of September.
AP
September 22, 2021
HuffPost
In Utah, where the church is based, a summer surge of the virus among unvaccinated residents has continued to grow while vaccination rates have slightly ...
Science X staff
August 20, 2021
phys.org
Ctenophores, also known as comb jellies, are a group of over 200 living species of invertebrate animals with a transparent gelatinous body superficially resembling that of a jellyfish. There is much interest in ctenophore evolution in recent years as their controversial phylogenetic position in the animal tree of life has prompted conflicting hypotheses. While some studies suggest they might represent the earliest branching animals, others suggest a more traditional position as close relatives of jellyfish.
Lisa Potter
August 20, 2021
phys.org
Harvesting wild mushrooms requires an expert eye to distinguish between the delicious and the inedible. Misidentification can have a range of consequences, from a disgusting taste and mild illness to organ failure and even death. Culinary wild mushrooms staples, such as truffles or porcini, require symbiotic relationships with specific plants in the ecosystem that make it impractical or impossible to produce them commercially. This means they can only be harvested from their natural habitat, which is why porcini and truffles are often so expensive. Many food producers opt for common fungi that can be cultivated easily and grown in large quantities, such as oyster, shiitake, and portabella mushrooms.
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press
August 18, 2021
Chron
TOOELE, Utah (AP) - The sound of the helicopter propeller thundered across the horizon...
LINDSAY WHITEHURST and JAMES ANDERSON Associated Press
August 18, 2021
ABC News
Tens of thousands of wild horses roam the American West, their power and beauty a potent symbol of rugged freedom central to the mythology of the range
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and JAMES ANDERSON
August 18, 2021
AP NEWS
TOOELE, Utah (AP) -- The sound of the helicopter propeller thundered across the horizon as it dipped down toward mustangs dotting the golden brown plain. The horses burst into a gallop at the machine's approach, their high-pitched whinnies rising into the dry air.
By JON REED
August 14, 2021
AP NEWS
Not much is left of the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah. The once-sprawling campus is now mostly barren fields of dying grass. A giant white letter "I" fades away on the nearby mountainside.
Jennifer Ouellette
August 13, 2021
Ars Technica
Using virtual and 3D-printed models can "de-fossilize" creatures of the past.
Science X staff
August 12, 2021
phys.org
Polycentric development is being promoted to lessen problems of urban sprawl and reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT). A new article published in the August 2021 issue of Applied Geography examines the difference between "morphological" and "functional" polycentricity in the Wasatch Front Region of Utah.
By AMY JOI O'DONOGHUE
July 31, 2021
AP NEWS
SNOWVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Dustin Maloney is in sagebrush country in remote northern Utah west of Snowville on a grueling hiking trip full of dust and heat and sweat. He's got one eye looking for snakes and the other on the ground so he doesn't lose his step and take a perilous fall.
Associated Press
July 26, 2021
the Guardian
Level likely to drop further in coming months, official says, with millions of birds reliant on lake and boats left high and dry
Sarah Betancourt
July 13, 2021
the Guardian
Agency says plane drops are 'less stressful' way to refill remote ponds for fishing
Paul Gabrielsen
July 8, 2021
phys.org
As luck would have it, the air quality sensors that University of Utah researcher Daniel Mendoza and his colleagues installed in Park City, Utah in September 2019, hoping to observe how pollution rose and fell through the ski season and the Sundance Film Festival, captured a far more impactful natural experiment: the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 8, 2021
mint
State attorneys general said in a complaint filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco that Google used anticompetitive tactics to thwart competition
Associated Press
July 6, 2021
the Guardian
The receding water is affecting wildlife and could send arsenic-laced dust into the air that millions breathe
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