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Fifteen law enforcement officers from three jurisdictions are on administrative leave after a major shooting, police chase and the suspect’s death Monday — an incident which officials say could have been much worse.

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When Millcreek residents learned that their neighborhoods were being considered in a study commissioned by their city, they said Google helped them understand what that meant.

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About 200 Millcreek property owners have been living in limbo for the past two months.

 

They’ve been wondering if their city officials would approve a blight study which had the potential to condemn their properties, giving the city the power to seize them for the sake of a redevelopment project.

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When Tina Grant bought her two-story duplex on Elgin Avenue in Millcreek three years ago, it was a tidy little block with three other houses.

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As Millcreek looks to redevelop more than 200 acres for a proposed city center, some residents are rushing to spruce up their properties out of fear they could be pushed out of their homes to make way for the new development.

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The Salt Lake County Council this week decided to continue with parking restrictions near a trailhead that has affected the area’s residents.

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Nine candidates are vying to become the first mayor of the newly incorporated Millcreek City. That pool will be whittled down to two after Tuesday night’s primary election.

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Following Tuesday’s election, Millcreek is on a path to becoming a city. Meanwhile five other unincorporated communities will become so-called “Metro Townships”.

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Salt Lake County is asking residents of unincorporated areas to decide on Election Day whether to become a city or a “metro township”.

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Many residents of unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County are rejoicing after the passage of a bill that settles years of discontent over local boundaries and governance.

Health officials in Salt Lake County probably won’t know until Saturday what’s causing an oily sheen on  Mill Creek.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced a plan today that he hopes will calm the bickering in the county’s unincorporated areas over boundaries and governance. The plan includes statewide legislation sponsored by Democratic Senator Karen Mayne.

KUER News Pod: Wednesday October 31, 2012

Oct 31, 2012

Utah’s 8th Senate district candidates vie for votes in one of the states few contested races, Candidates in Utah’s 2nd Congressional district try to get noticed, and the Millcreek incorporation debate gets even hotter.

Some residents in Millcreek township say they lack a voice in many policy decisions and pay Salt Lake County too much for police and fire services. But others say the county is doing a good job of keeping taxes low and providing adequate representation. In the last two decades residents of Cottonwood Heights and Holladay decided to incororate. Now voters in Millcreek will decide if their community should do the same.

KUER News Pod: Thursday October 18, 2012

Oct 18, 2012

Utah’s Senate candidates face-off in their first televised debate, Millcreek residents consider the pros and cons of incorporation, and the Utah Legislature discusses Sex-Ed.