A.M. notes: Salt Lake City leaders counter Utah over land, inside look at Jazz star Jae Crowder, Shaun White wins gold

Here’s a look at the news for Feb. 14, 2018.

Salt Lake City counters state over disputed land

Salt Lake City leaders submitted their proposal Monday that would look to redevelop the city’s northwest quadrant, according to the Deseret News.

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Council Chairwoman Erin Mendenhall and other city officials said Monday that they want Salt Lake City to receive equal power in developing the land. Currently, state officials are developing a committee to figure out how to rebuild the area.

Salt Lake City leaders submitted a business plan to help with the economic development of the quadrant area.

“The mayor and (Mendenhall) did a very good job communicating our desire to be partners and share the vision of the northwest quadrant, but also how important maintaining land use authority and taxing authority is to the city,” said David Litvack, Biskupski’s deputy chief of staff.

Salt Lake City leaders said they have felt wary of any move by the state to take control of that area, saying that the state would give city officials limited control and influence.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Shaun White wins historic gold medal

Shaun White landed a thrilling run Wednesday afternoon to win Team USA’s historic 100th Winter Olympic gold medal, according to the Deseret News.

White said that he couldn’t believe he won.

“Oh, man, that was awful and amazing at the same time,” White said after he completed the run and won the gold medal. “I knew I did a great ride, and I was proud of that, and I could walk away with my head high. But when they announced my score, and I’d won, it crippled me.”

White’s victory was a close one, barely defeating Japan’s Ayumu Hirano, who laid down a 95.25 run. White finished the day with a captivating 97.75 run.

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Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News


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