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(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) A Salt Lake City apartment complex, seen on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A new study indicates high-density apartment construction raises property values for nearby homes.

‘Yes’ in my backyard? Study shows new Salt Lake County apartments actually boost neighbors’ home values.

By Tony Semerad | February 22, 2021, 10:37 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Traffic moves along Center Street in Provo on Monday, as seen April 6, 2020. The Provo-Orem area ranked as the top-performing large city in the U.S. on measures of economic vitality, according to the nonprofit Milken Institute. Salt Lake City ranked fourth, while Logan and St. George dominated the institute's rankings for smaller cities, coming in second and fourth, respectively.

Provo-Orem, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Logan, St. George all rank among best-performing cities

By Tony Semerad | February 19, 2021, 12:50 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A home for sale in the Glendale neighborhood on Thursday. Homes in Salt Lake City's 84104 ZIP code, which includes Glendale, remain some of the more affordable in Utah's capital city, Feb. 11, 2021.

Looking for an affordable house in Salt Lake City? Look west or think condo.

By Tony Semerad | February 14, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) New housing construction at The Ridge in North Salt Lake, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

So you’re ready to go house hunting? Here’s your guide (hint: It won’t be easy).

By Tony Semerad | February 14, 2021, 1:10 p.m.

(J. Scott Applewhite | AP photo) Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, returns to the chamber from a short break as House impeachment managers present their second day of arguments in the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.

Utah’s Mitt Romney votes — again — for impeachment; Mike Lee opposes it as Senate acquits Trump

By Tony Semerad | February 14, 2021, 12:13 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Nurse Angie Boren and fellow members of the Community Nursing staff vaccinated over 2200 employees of the Jordan School District at West Hills Middle School, Feb. 12, 2021.

Utahns hospitalized for COVID-19 drop below 300 as vaccination rates keep rising

By Tony Semerad | February 13, 2021, 10:56 p.m.

(Salt Lake City, via Modern Out West) Watercolor of Main Street exterior. Before demolition, the once-majestic Utah Theater on Salt Lake City’s Main Street — a dilapidated and vacant 102-year-old performing arts hall once known as Pantages Theater — is being documented in a vast digital archive, hosted by J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Digital archive will save memories of the doomed Utah Theater, but preservationists would rather save the playhouse itself

By Tony Semerad | February 11, 2021, 11:11 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of the Hopkins family) Stephanie Hopkins skiing in an undated photograph. Hopkins was one of four people who died in an avalanche in Mill Creek Canyon, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021.

Here’s what we know about the young Utah skiers killed in Saturday’s avalanche

By Kolbie Peterson | Tony Semerad | February 10, 2021, 1:09 a.m.

(Kim Raff | New York Times file photo)
Ryan Smith, co-founder of the software company Qualtrics, at the company's headquarters on in Provo in 2017.

How Qualtrics’ record stock sale further boosts Utah as an emerging tech titan

By Tony Semerad | January 31, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo) Ryan Smith, executive chairman of Utah-based Qualtrics International, at the 2018 Silicon Slopes Tech Summit at the Salt Lake City.  Qualtrics is going public and its Thursday stock offering is expected to be one of the largest in Utah history.

Qualtrics poised to break another Utah record with Thursday stock sale. How much might it raise?

By Tony Semerad | January 29, 2021, 12:00 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | Tribune file photo) Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith, pictured Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Vivint Smart Home Arena. He is a co-founder of Provo-born Qualtrics, which took in $1.55 billion in its initial stock offering.

Qualtrics scores big in stock debut, raises a record $1.55B — but not without a hitch

By Tony Semerad | January 28, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Help-wanted signs from around the Salt Lake Valley, as seen on Friday, July 17, 2020. Utah officials said unemployment claims eased back last week after a two-week seasonal and benefits-related surge, but they still remain well above pre-pandemic levels.

Number of new Utah unemployment claims dips after hitting a 31-week high

By Tony Semerad | January 28, 2021, 11:53 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  | The Salt Lake Tribune)  A new subdivision takes shape in West Jordan, January 2021. Home sales on the Wasatch Front Utah broke all records in 2020 as record-low interest rates, working from home, in-migration and new pandemic-driven tastes for more space and suburban areas triggered an unprecedented buying spree.

Sizzling Wasatch Front home sales, prices reached record highs. Here’s why.

By Tony Semerad | January 27, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Help-wanted signs from around the Salt Lake Valley, as seen on Friday, July 17, 2020. Utah reported Friday it had reversed job losses during the first nine months of the coronavirus pandemic to close 2020 slightly up on employment.

Despite the pandemic, Utah ended 2020 with more jobs. How did that happen?

By Tony Semerad | January 22, 2021, 8:14 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Liberty Sky, a luxury apartment tower going up at 151 S. State.  Although apartments are being built at a record pace, experts say the added housing supply will take years before it starts bringing down rents.

Looking for an apartment? Here’s how northern Utah’s rental market is shaping up for 2021.

By Tony Semerad | January 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, as seen in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Huntsman was named Thursday as chairman of World Trade Center Utah.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman to lead the state’s business-promoting World Trade Center

By Tony Semerad | January 21, 2021, 11:31 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City's skyline will change in 2021 with several new skyscrapers and midsize towers going up across Utah's capital city.

It’s high time for Salt Lake City. Here’s how the skyline will rise in 2021.

By Tony Semerad | January 21, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Image courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) An artist's rendering of the exterior of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' to-be-constructed Deseret Peak Utah Temple in Tooele.

After community pushback, LDS Church renames, relocates Tooele temple

By David Noyce | Tony Semerad | January 20, 2021, 12:32 a.m.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) The downtown Salt Lake City skyline and mountains on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Downtown is looking to rebound from COVID-19 this year.

After a horrific 2020, downtown Salt Lake City positioned for a post-pandemic rebound

By Tony Semerad | January 19, 2021, 10:52 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) The 29th LDS Ward, at 1102 W. 400 North in Salt Lake City, on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021.

Owner seeks to demolish historic LDS meetinghouse. West-siders aren’t thrilled.

By Tony Semerad | January 18, 2021, 2:46 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) Help wanted signs from around the Salt Lake Valley as seen on Friday, July 17, 2020.

Utah’s jobless claims rise for a second straight week as renewed benefits start to flow

By Tony Semerad | January 14, 2021, 11:17 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Renovation of three historic homes being converted into offices is underway, as well as construction on eight new studio apartments, on the Wasatch Community Gardens property at 615 E. 800 South in Salt Lake City, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Wasatch Community Gardens getting $250K loan from city to grow not tomatoes, but apartments

By Tony Semerad | January 14, 2021, 6:59 p.m.

(Image courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) A rendering of an extensive renovation underway of the iconic plaza on Temple Square. Church officials said  Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, that the overhaul will replace an existing fountain on the plaza with green spaces, gardens and a circle of flags celebrating global membership in the Utah-based faith.

Goodbye, fountain; hello, flags — Here’s what the new LDS Church Office Building plaza will look like

By Tony Semerad | January 12, 2021, 1:10 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Traffic  on 400 South in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

Why there are fewer cars now on Salt Lake City’s 400 South

By Tony Semerad | January 10, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo) A help wanted sign in Salt Lake City, as seen July 17, 2020.  Utah's unemployment claims rose the last week in 2020.

As Utah’s jobless numbers rise, most unemployed workers can expect to see that extra $300 stipend soon

By Tony Semerad | January 7, 2021, 11:38 p.m.