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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. 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, politics, 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, and 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 the future" based on 13 forward-looking measurements including various economic, lifestyle, and health-related outlook metrics.

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    Utah chapter of BLM calls American flag a 'symbol of hatred'

    BLM Utah chapter calls American Flag a 'symbol of hatred'
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    Utah  Congrats Utah, one step closer to constitutional carry!

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    Utah  Is carrying a concealed weapon and wearing a mask a crime in Utah?
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    Utah  Utah authorities use federal firearms laws as a homicide prevention tool
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    Greetings from Utah

    Hey all, Hello from Utah the land of dry skin and no rain. Avid gun nut here, always reading, looking, and drooling over new stuff.
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    Nevada  6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Nevada near Area 51; quake felt from Utah to California
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    Utah  Utah gun advocate loses appeal to block bump stock ban
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    Utah  Arming teachers Utah style
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    Glock Stippling in SW Utah?

    Can anyone recommend a gunsmith in the Saint George area that does Glock frame work? I have a G17 that I bought from someone who was in the middle of shortening the grip frame to G19 size. I'd like to find someone local who could finish the job. TIA
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    Utah  It’s now legal to get a concealed weapons permit in Utah at age 18

    It’s now legal to get a concealed weapons permit in Utah at age 18
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    Utah  Utah lawmakers send wide array of gun bills to governor

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    Utah  House OKs permit-free carrying of concealed weapons in Utah

    House OKs permit-free carrying of concealed weapons in Utah
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    Utah  Utah bill aims to prevent suicide at point of gun sale

    Utah bill aims to prevent suicide at point of gun sale
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    Utah  Utah Senate OKs Bill Lowering Age for Concealed Weapons
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