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The local organizer of the Women's March on Main says there could be "thousands" at the event which takes place Saturday, January 21, 2017.  That's also anticipated to be one of the busiest days of the Sundance Film Festival.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story:

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A group of Utah business leaders are considering an end-run around the Utah legislature, which isn't make state lawmakers very happy. Leslie Thatcher explains.

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Park City Council has a new way to get the public involved in city politics, but there may be a slight legal snag in their outreach project.   The issue involves how many council members participate.  If there are more than two members present, the gathering could violate Utah's Open Meetings Act.  That was the case January 3, 2017, at the "Apres With Council" meeting at Old Town Cellars, when all but one council member addressed the crowd.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has more:

En el programa de Cada Domingo, Jorge Rodriguez habla con Molly Brooks, quien trabaja con asuntos comunitarios de Recycle Utah. Da muchas sugerencias acerca del reciclaje y como hacerlo mejor.   

In Cada Domingo, Jorge Rodriguez speaks with Molly Brooks, who works with Recycle Utah's community affairs and communication.  She gives many suggestions about how to best recycle.  

En el programa de Cada Domingo esta semana, Jorge Rodriguez habla con Rebecca Gonzalez, del programa Bright Futures del distrito escolar de Park City acerca de una película que se presenta en el Park City Film Series:  Underwater Dreamers.  

This week on Cada Domingo, Jorge Rodriguez speak with Rebecca Gonzalez, of Bright Futures in the Park City School district.  She talks about a film that will be screened at the Park City Film Series:  Underwater Dreams.   

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A young woman has surrendered to Park City Police after they released surveillance video of a hit-and-run accident involving an unmarked police car  in the front parking lot of the police station.  The crime occurred December 23, 2016.   Police posted the video on their Facebook page January 4, 2017.   Less than 24 hours later, the suspect turned herself in.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

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The snow packed roads didn’t seem to deter some 15 enthusiastic citizens interested in learning how to lobby their state legislators.  On Wednesday night, the ACLU provided training for would be activists at a private home in Park City.  Carolyn Murray was at the training session and has this:

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Affordable housing in Park City is a top priority for city officials but they’re not alone in their quest to level the playing field when it comes to homeowners. Mountainlands Community Housing opened Richer Apartments and reintroduced the Discovery Project in Snyderville in 2016 bringing their total contribution to 201 homes in Summit County and 281 apartments in both Summit and Wasatch counties.

Park City Museum's Wobblie Graffiti is on Shaky Ground

Jan 4, 2017
Melissa Allison

Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison received a call just before 8 a.m.  on Dec. 20 to inform her the museum’s housing for the water heater on the second floor had cracked. The water flowed freely onto the main floor, pooling in the basement where the historic jail is located. The cell where the Wobblies, the Industrial Workers of the World, were housed after being arrested.

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If 2016 felt like a very long year, well, it was, but only one second longer than most years.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher explains.

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