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Hard news covering local government: Park City, Summit County and Wasatch County - city and county councils, planning boards, water entities and issues specific the Wasatch Back.

Originally aired March 26, 2013.

The University of Utah's Video Game Design program has received a No. 1 national ranking from the Princeton Review.   The Parkite and computer science professor leading the program is Bob Kessler.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 22, 2013.

Portions of Round Valley just got a step closer to being annexed from the county into Park City.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Originally aired March 22, 2013.

Following what many cities nationwide have instituted and reopening an earlier discussion, Park City Council discusses a ban on single use plastic bags.  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Don Sargent Resigns

Jul 29, 2013

Originally aired March 20. 2013.

Summit County's Community Development Director Don Sargent has resigned his position and will leave as of May 1st.  He told KPCW he's moving on for a variety of reasons, but said one major factor is that the sometimes-bruising politics of growth and development in the county have made him and his staff a constant target.    Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 2, 2013.

A forum held to examine the pros and cons of Ski Link filled up the pews Thursday nightat St. Luke's Episcopal Church.   It was the latest session hosted by the Project for a Deeper Understanding, along with St. Luke's and the Sunrise Rotary.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

Members of the Blue Ribbon Soils Advisory Commission are unanimous that a community-based solution is necessary to deal with Park city's mining past.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

Hoping to be more efficient and cut down on wasted time, County Sheriff Dave Edmunds is planning a new policy of responding just to verified calls from private alarms.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 12, 2013.

Summit County Health Director Rich Bullough said a number of his programs will take a hit from sequestration, and other spending cuts in Washington. But he said by making some adjustments, and by continuing to be frugal, they can still provide services.  Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 11, 2013.

The Summit County Sheriff's Department is reporting that officers used a Taser on an intoxicated suspect who resisted arrest and assaulted three deputies Thursday night.   Rick Brough has more.

Originally aired March 8, 2013.

The Summit County Council has made "economic development" one of their top priorities for the future.     But Council Member Claudia McMullin says it's her perception the county has set up some obstacles for development, such as its planning code.    Rick Brough has more.

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