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Utah’s Republican controlled legislature has set a precedent in moving to repeal language that currently bans advocacy for LGBTQ students in public schools. The anti-discrimination Senate Bill 196 passed 24 to 1 out of the Senate on Wednesday. Now it goes to The House Education Committee for a hearing, followed by two floor votes. Carolyn Murray has more:

The Park City School Board received an update on the Dyslexia Pilot Program which is currently underway at McPolin Elementary.  The Board will decide this spring if it should be implemented in all four of Park City’s elementary schools.  Carolyn Murray has more:

Sixty-four million dollars is the price tag to expand Park City High School.  The Board of Education will meet on Tuesday morning and evaluate whether to expand the existing building or to build a new high school.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The proposal to redevelop the Colby School property off Highway 224 went to a public hearing this month before the Snyderville Planning Commission. Virtually all of the comments from the audience criticized the project. The Snyderville Commission did not come to a decsion after the hearing. Rick Brough was there and has this report.

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The American-Brazilian Aesthetic conference took place in Park City over the weekend where plastic surgeons spent four days learning from top surgeons from Brazil, Turkey, Switzerland, Japan, Belgium, the U.S. and more.

Utah is one step closer to being the first state to lower the blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story: 

Recycle Utah continues to grow every year and had the biggest ever collections in 2016 but Director Insa Reipin still has to regularly remind residents about exactly what is handled in the Summit County Curbside Recycling Program and what has to go to Recycle Utah on Woodbine Way. Carolyn Murray has this:

En una entrevista con Jorge Rodriguez en Cada Domingo, el jefe de la policía de Park City, Wade Carpenter, da un mensaje para la comunidad de Park City. Traducido por Zulema Espinoza.

Jorge Rodriguez interviews Park City Chief of Police, Wade Carpenter, who delivers a statement in English for the Park City community. Translated to Spanish by Zulema Espinoza.

Both Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter and Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez released statements Saturday about the four people arrested Friday morning in Park City by immigration enforcement officers.  The statements are below:  

 

From Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter:

 

Immigration officers arrested four people in the Park City area Friday.   Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter says the arrests were made by Enforcement Removal Operation officers, who are part of  Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE.   Carpenter said the Park City Police Department had nothing to do with the arrests.  He added that he spoke to the Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Utah Attorney General's office, and those agencies didn't know of the arrests either.

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