Here’s a look at the news for Jan. 31, 2018.
Trump delivers State of the Union address
President Donald Trump called for a “new American moment” on Tuesday night, challenging lawmakers to fix the ongoing issue of immigration, according to the Associated Press.
Trump called for optimism as the economy makes a turnaround. He also warned of “deadly gangs, the scourge of drugs and violent immigrants living in the United States illegally,” the AP reported.
Trump said North Korea could soon be a threat to the U.S., too.
But he praised the American spirit.
"The United States is a compassionate nation. We are proud that we do more than any other country to help the needy, the struggling and the underprivileged all over the world," Trump said. "But as president of the United States, my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, and my constant concern is for America's children, America's struggling workers and America's forgotten communities."
Jazz defeat champion Warriors
The Utah Jazz defeated the Golden State Warriors in their new “City Edition” uniforms on Tuesday night, according to the Deseret News.
The Jazz handled the Warriors rather easily, leading by five, then 13 and then 18 points before winning by 30.
Ricky Rubio had a successful night, tallying 23 points and 11 assists. Joe Ingles and Donovan Mitchell added 20 points each.
The Jazz shot 58 percent from the field, which was 12 percent higher than the Warriors.
“Of course, it was a good game against a tough team, so it was the win of the season for us,” said forward Derrick Favors. “I think we’re at a point now where we’ve found the chemistry we were looking for throughout the season.”
Read more about the game at the Deseret News.
New deal plans to clean up land in Salt Lake City
David Ure, director of the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, said that the lands agency is hoping to clean up the old landfill site located north of I-80 and west of 5600 West, according to the Deseret News.
Ure didn’t elaborate on the move. He said the agency wants to clean up the area to make way for business development.
"Our main objective is to get a piece of property cleaned up so that the school kids will have a source of revenue and we are players in whatever is the best use of that property within the state of Utah," Ure said.
Read more at the Deseret News.
Utah consumers confident over ‘fit’ economy
Economic leaders said on Tuesday that Utah’s personal fitness economy continues to see success, according to the Deseret News.
Chad Berbert, the principal with Cicero Group, which tracks the Utah Consumer Attitude Index, said a recent survey found 74 percent of Utahns will work out once a week.
He said that 25 percent of people surveyed will spend more on personal fitness this year, which could be a sign of local business growth.1 comment on this story
"We're witnessing a sustained period of growth where jobs are plentiful and wealth is increasing," Berbert said. "This has created economic optimism, which has boosted consumption and investment."
Read more at the Deseret News.
The Washington Post: Trump’s plans for immigration, infrastructure meet swift resistance in Congress