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How did Salt Lake City’s homeless district get so bad and why can’t we fix it?

The area around Pioneer Park and Rio Grande Street’s homeless shelter has long been a place to score illegal drugs. Crack cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol were the substances of choice until about 2013 or ’14. Then heroin swept in and amped up everything. It’s no longer a drug deal here and there. Now, drugs are passing hands nonstop, 24/7. It is not uncommon to see addicts shooting up in broad daylight. Addiction has shoved women and men out of jobs, out of homes and onto the street in a never-ending…

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Utah mother fights for citizenship after nearly 30 years in US

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A woman from El Salvador who has lived in Utah for years is facing deportation after a five-year battle for citizenship. Patricia Bonilla has lived in the United States for 27 years. She arrived in 1990, when she entered the country under asylum from El Salvador. During that time, she fell in love and had children. “It’s an entire lifetime, my daughter is 15 and son is 10 and they dream of moving forward here in this country,” said Bonilla. In 2012, Bonilla…

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Report: 3 Utah hospitals ranked among nation’s top 50

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Tupu Taosoga conducts a pulmonary function test on DeAnn Stringham, of Vernal, at C. DuWayne Schmidt Chest Clinic at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. The Huntsman Cancer Institute and Intermountain Medical Center are both included in the U.S. News’ new hospital rankings. SALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Medical Center’s pulmonology program, the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute and the U.’s Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic all received top 50 designations Tuesday in the 28th annual U.S. News & World…

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No kidding, Salt Lake school ‘gardeners’ are of the four-legged variety

Laura Seitz, Deseret News Goats eat overgrowth of cheat grass and shrubbery on hillside at Washington Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 28, 2017. The herd of 50 goats, from 4 Leaf Ranch in Kamas, is providing governmental entities an alternative to mowing and herbicide to get rid of grass on steep hillsides. SALT LAKE CITY — One lazy summer afternoon on Marmalade Hill, a herd of 50 goats was hard at work devouring overgrown vegetation from the hillside behind Washington Elementary School. The small herd from…

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Sudden, severe rain floods Salt Lake homes

Laura Seitz, Deseret News Water in the Utah Transit Authority parking lot across the ballpark reached the bumpers of cars, halting TRAX stops at the station and prompting a bus bridge to get riders from the Ballpark and 900 South stations. SALT LAKE CITY — Sudden, heavy rains flooded an estimated 100 basements and left roads impassable due to standing water Wednesday. The monsoon downpour dropped between 1 and 2 inches of water on the city, leaving crews from Salt Lake police and fire responding to dozens of homes in…

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One dead, 3 injured, man in custody after west Salt Lake City assaults

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City police investigate homicide-assault crime scene near 500 S. 500 W. Tuesday July 25. One man was dead, three people injured and another man in custody in the aftermath of what police called a case of aggravated assault Tuesday morning in west Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Wilking said investigation had just begun into case, which spread over multiple crime scenes on 500 South, near the Uptown Security Storage facility at 500 West, and under a freeway…

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Should you buy your first home in Salt Lake City?

Adobe Stock Salt Lake City’s housing market cracked the top 25 in a new report from WalletHub released this week. Salt Lake City’s housing market cracked the top 25 in a new report from WalletHub released Monday. WalletHub ranked the best and worst places nationwide for first-time homebuyers to purchase a home. “Buying a home for the first time is an exciting and important milestone for many Americans,” the report said. “As such, first-time homebuyers must carefully consider a number of factors — what they want and need relative to…

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Real Salt Lake: Manchester United are ‘the Yankees of football’ and they’re coming to Utah

Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, center, runs past Celta’s Nemanja Radoja, left and Iago Aspas during a Europa League, semifinal, first leg soccer match between Celta and Manchester United at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo, Spain, Thursday May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Lalo R. Villar) Because when it comes to world football, there’s no question that Manchester United is America’s team. "When you think of soda, most people say Coke or Pepsi. When you think of blowing your nose, you think of Kleenex; you don’t say ’tissue,’" Real Salt Lake coach Mike…

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Woman suspected of driving into Salt Lake City crowd found

A wheelchair, shoes and other items lay in the street as officials work at the scene of an accident at the intersection of 200 South and 400 West Streets in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Police say a car drove onto the sidewalk. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP) SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities arrested a woman Wednesday suspected of driving into a crowd of people on a Salt Lake City sidewalk near a homeless shelter and killing a woman. The Utah Department of Corrections arrested Shutney…

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Salt Lake County to fund $4.5 million of S-Line track expansion

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Waiting for public transportation to arrive is going to get easier in South Salt Lake, as the county is putting more than $4 million into improving the S-Line. "We want people who are moving into this new housing to form the habit of using transit instead of a car, so it was important to get this done now rather than later,” Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said. People in South Salt Lake will soon see a shorter wait time when they’re hopping onto the…

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