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The Wasatch County School District is responding to another social media post, this one by a 16-year-old student, threatening school violence.  School administrators have communicated the incident through a letter on their website, www.wasatch.edu.  The student has not been charged as of this reporting but is detained in a youth detention center.  Carolyn Murray has this:

A group of Wasatch High School students plan to pay tribute to the lives lost in Parkland, Florida, from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February. One of the students organizing a remembrance walk out has been surprised by the reaction from her community. Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch High School Student Charged With Felony

Mar 1, 2018

A 15- year-old Wasatch High school student was arrested last week and remains in juvenile detention after posting a threatening video on social media. The video was seen by a fellow student and immediately reported to the police. Carolyn Murray has details:

The South Summit School District Silver Summit Learning Academy opened last fall. They’ve been holding classes in a temporary space but will move into their new facility in Silver Creek in early April. The innovative curriculum appeals to many families interested in non-traditional learning. Carolyn Murray reports:

Park City Council Kicks Off Annual Retreat Thursday

Feb 28, 2018

Park City Council’s retreat is on Thursday and Friday at the Park City Library and they’ve invited the public to attend all of the open sessions. Melissa Allison has more:

Although no one was hurt in a head-on collision Saturday night on the Tanger Outlet Mall roundabout, police arrested one of the drivers -- a Midway resident -- and took her to jail.  Rich Brough has more on the story:

With the 2018 Utah legislative session drawing to a close, the fortunate lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking at a surplus of more than $500 million. Rich Brough has more on this weeks' report from Brian Schott, managing editor of UtahPolicy.com:

Utah has planted its flag, declaring it wants to host another Winter Olympics.  And even though those games are 12 years out, it's not too early to start planning, says Colin Hilton, member of the Salt Lake Olympic Exploratory Commission.  Rick Brough has the story:

ACLU Of Utah Sues Two Federal Agencies

Feb 27, 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah announced Tuesday morning that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Latino family in Heber City against two U.S. agencies for what it claims was the illegal search and unlawful detention by federal agents. Melissa Allison has more:

Devoted To Children D2C

Devoted to Children was established in 2012 with a mission to care for Haitian children left alone after the earthquake.  The organization provides the financial resources to care for children in a family-like home setting.  A Park City resident is holding fundraising events to help these and other children in the community. Carolyn Murray has this: