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Utah (/ˈjuːtɔː/ YOO-taw, /-tɑː/ -tah About this sound listen) 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, 31st-most-populous, and 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States. Utah has a population of more than 3 million (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 or LDS (Mormons), which greatly influences Utahn culture and daily life. The LDS Church's world headquarters is located in Salt Lake City. Utah is the only state with a majority population belonging to a single church.

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Tower of Babel
Credit: Shannon Martin
Tower of Babel in Arches National Park

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1938 poster of Zion National Park
Zion National Park is a national park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (593 km2) park is Zion Canyon, 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Common plant species include Cottonwood, Cactus, Datura, Juniper, Pine, Boxelder, Sagebrush, yucca , and various willows. Notable megafauna include mountain lions, mule deer and Golden Eagles, along with reintroduced California Condors and Bighorn Sheep.

In 1909, U.S. President William Howard Taft named the area a National Monument to protect the canyon, under the name of Mukuntuweap National Monument. However, in 1918, the acting director of the newly created National Park Service changed the park's name to Zion as the original name was locally unpopular. Zion is an ancient Hebrew word meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary. The United States Congress established the monument as a National Park on November 19, 1919. The Kolob section was proclaimed a separate Zion National Monument in 1937, but was incorporated into the park in 1956.

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Ken Jennings (born May 23, 1974) holds the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy!, as well as other records. Jennings won 74 games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are US$ 3,022,700 ($2,520,700 in winnings, a $2,000 consolation prize on his 75th appearance, and $500,000 in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions). Jennings held the record for most winnings on any game show ever played until the end of the Ultimate Tournament of Champions (first aired on May 25, 2005), when he was displaced by Brad Rutter, who defeated Jennings in that tournament.

After winning, he began work on a book, Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, exploring, as its title implies, the world of American trivia.

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Wikinews Utah portal
  • November 6: On the campaign trail in the USA, October 2016
  • March 27: Utah reinstates firing squad for death penalty
  • February 14: University of Utah study finds suicide may be linked to air pollution
  • February 20: Slovak Henrieta Farkašová wins downhill event at 2013 IPC Alpine World Championships
  • February 16: 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships preparations underway
  • August 5: On the campaign trail, July 2012
  • June 30: Fred Karger officially ends 2012 presidential campaign
  • June 23: One Australian male and female archer qualify for Olympics after Ogden event
  • April 28: Wikinews interviews Fred Karger, U.S. Republican Party presidential candidate
  • March 15: Rocky Anderson announces he will seek Americans Elect nomination

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2002 Winter Olympics cauldron
Credit: Scott Catron
The cauldron used for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah was moved from the top of the Olympic stadium and now anchors the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Cauldron Park just south of Rice-Eccles Stadium. The flame is lit on special occasions, such as the opening weekend of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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    Coordinates: 39°18′N 111°36′W / 39.3°N 111.6°W / 39.3; -111.6

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