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Real Salt Lake team to replace FC Kansas City: What it means for the NWSL

Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports The FC Kansas City saga is nearly over, albeit with a result few saw coming. After speculation the two-time NWSL champions could be sold to Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City or relocated as part of a different sale, the Blues are on their way to Salt Lake City, set to become the women’s soccer arm of MLS’ Real Salt Lake. According to sources, FC Kansas City will cease to exist, with new owner Dell Loy Hansen and RSL set to be awarded a new team….

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Health insurance changes in Utah: Don’t feel stuck, take action

Health insurance can be personal — you use it to access healthcare, where you discuss personal concerns with your doctor. Or to get immunizations for your children. Or to get prescriptions or treatment you really need. So you can imagine that many Utahns felt surprised when they received notice that they were losing health insurance coverage this year, or that they were being moved to another insurance carrier. What gives? Uncertainty, high costs, and company restructuring are reasons given by the latest carrier to leave the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM)…

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Chaffetz replacement: Who are the Utah congressional candidates?

Rep. Chaffetz discusses his decision not to seek re-election The race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress comes to a close Tuesday as Utahans head to the polls. Chaffetz resigned from his congressional seat at the end of June – and the district did not lack people willing to replace him. Before the deadline to file, 22 people made their bids official. But on Tuesday Provo Mayor John Curtis, a Republican, will face off against physician Kathie Allen, a Democrat. Here’s a look at the candidates. Kathie Allen,…

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Putting on a show: Utah G Barefield ready for bigger role

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Sedrick Barefield can throw up points in bunches, but when to do so will be the key for the Utah guard. The Utes will need him to make the right decision on a regular basis after losing four starters from the 2016-17 team. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound guard scored 18 in his debut last season after transferring from SMU. Five days later, he dropped 35 on San Francisco. It was immediately clear that Barefield could score, but he eventually settled into a reserve role and finished the…

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Ben McAdams says Salt Lake County can pay for Operation Rio Grande without a tax hike

Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune (FILE PHOTO) Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams delivered his budget speech in the County Council chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 24, where he said new initiatives could be paid for by streamlining operations and normal growth in tax collections. No tax hike is needed. Salt Lake County’s commitment to curbing homelessness and drug addiction through Operation Rio Grande has created a $30 million burden on the 2018 budget, although Mayor Ben McAdams says those costs can be covered without a tax hike. McAdams…

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ASU football rewind: Takeaways, grades, personnel notes from win over Utah

WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS WATCH THE LATEST ASU FOOTBALL VIDEOS (Photo: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports) Arizona State on Saturday posted its first conference road win in two years, defeating Utah 30-10 in Salt Lake City. The Sun Devils improved to 4-3 and 3-1 in the Pac-12. Let’s review: 3 takeaways 1. This surge is not a fluke. For the second consecutive week, Arizona State played top-level defense. Think about this: In Week 1, ASU gave up 549 yards to New Mexico State….

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How To Find The Perfect Salt Lake Housing

If you’re wanting to look for Salt Lake housing, you need some advice. That way, you can find what you will benefit the most from for a price that’s fair. These tips will get you started so you can find a home in Salt Lake City. Housing is going to have to be big enough for you and your family. When you are searching listings, make sure you pay attention to how many rooms a home has and how big it is. There are a lot of different options for…

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Utah faith leaders urge action on affordable housing before homeless shelter closes

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah faith leaders delivered a letter Monday to Mayor Jackie Biskupski urging Salt Lake City to work with the state and county to dramatically increase the city’s affordable housing stock before the downtown homeless shelter shutters in 2019. About three dozen members of the Coalition of Religious Communities hand-delivered the letter to Biskupski on Monday, praising the mayor for her proposal to spend nearly $22 million next year on affordable housing projects in the city. But the letter also outlined concerns that once the 1,100-bed Road…

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