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Utah law makers have debated the issue of Medicaid Expansion since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010.  The decision will likely be left to the voters through a ballot initiative in November. The “Project for a Deeper Understanding” will host a panel representing both sides of the issue at Thursday night’s public forum.  Carolyn Murray has this:

In recent days, passers-by may have noticed that activity has resumed at Summit Water Distribution Co.'s well site near the Kimball Junction Transit Center.  The water company's chief provided details on the last stages of this project, as Rick Brough reports:

Utah House Representative, Tim Quinn

After some tough lobbying on Park City's behalf by Rep. Tim Quinn (R-District 54), the Utah House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly voted down a bill that would have outlawed Park City's plastic bag ban.  Leslie Thatcher tells the story:

Changes are constant with the commercial space around Kimball Junction and Highway 224.  Pat Putt, Summit County development director, talked about several projects in his latest visit with KPCW, as repoted by Rick Brough:

Wasatch County Growth In U.S. Top Five

Mar 12, 2018

Wasatch County is the second-fastest growing county in Utah and fourth in the nation, according to the University of Utah Policy Institute.  The growth is largely due to net migration, which means more people are coming into the county than leaving.  County officials face many challenges in keeping up with the pace.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Park City Council May Add More Tours Of Historic Farm

Mar 12, 2018

The Park City Council is considering more tours of the McPolin Farm, but before it does anything, it wants to hear from the Friends of Farm group for some direction. Melissa Allison has more.


Abby McNulty, one of the three finalists for the recently open Park City Council seat, doesn't dispute the selection of city staff member Lynn Ware Peek. What she does take issue with is the discussion the council had behind closed doors about whether a working mother can handle the responsibilities the position requires. Melissa Allison has more:


The Woodside Park Affordable Housing development is ready to enter into its second phase and staff brought it before Park City Council Thursday during the work session to get some direction regarding its design. With a full council present - the item was approved but not everyone is thrilled with the design. Melissa Allison tells us why.

Park City Students To Protest School Gun Violence

Mar 12, 2018

Two Park City High School seniors have organized a student walkout for Wednesday. The event is part of a nationwide student protest against gun violence. The massacre in Parkland, Florida, that took 17 lives last month has been the inspiration behind this national student movement. Carolyn Murray has this:

After the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month, two Wasatch County students threatened gun violence on Snapchat videos. Local police immediately responded, thanks to alerts from other students.  Thursday night the Wasatch board of education held a special public meeting to review school security procedures.  Carolyn Murray reports.