Kraig Powell

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Representative Kraig Powell (R) about his efforts to amend Utah laws now that same-sex marriage is law of the land. Rena Jordan and Bob Radke with the Snyderville Basin Recreation District have an update on a possible new indoor field house, new trail builds underway and the plans for a 224 crossing. Jenny Mauer with the Park City Christian Center has details on the annual Back 2 Schools Basics event coming up next month. They're looking for money and volunteers.

Three races for the Utah Legislature affect Summit County. The campaign finance reports handed in by the candidates show some remarkable differences. Rick Brough has more.

Utah's District 54 encompasses much of Wasatch County and Park City proper. Both candidates - Kraig Powell and Glenn Wright - running for the seat in the Utah House of Representatives gave their platforms at Monday's candidate forum. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The two candidates running for House District 54 appeared before Park City Rotary on Tuesday. The incumbent Republican Kraig Powell and his Democratic challenger Glenn Wright traded opinions on education funding, the environment and public lands. Rick Brough has more.

Representative Kraig Powell is seeking a fourth term to represent Utah House District 54. In his candidate interview with KPCW, Powell said he's a person who avoids extremes in politics, and thus is able to represent both the Park City area, as well as Wasatch County. Rick Brough has more on Powell's comments, including the effects of this week's U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision on state law, and education issues.

Park City's representative to the state legislature Kraig Powell says Tuesday's arrest of the state's formal Attorneys General gives pause to how government officials conduct themselves and is something he believes lawmakers will continue to scruntinize at next year's legislative session. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

The Utah Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has come under fire in the media recently as it has scrutinized and impeded permitting for alcoholic beverages for special events. It may be because the agency is left to interpret what the legislature hands down. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The state Democratic and Republican conventions this weekend had some significant results for Summit County voters. 
Park City Democrat Donna McAleer won the nomination for the second time, to oppose Rep. Rob Bishop for Utah's first Congressional District Seat. At the GOP gathering, three legislators who represent Summit County easily defeated their challenges. Rick Brough has more.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is scheduled to visit a group of Heber City high school students today, who urged lawmakers this year to pass a bill allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to serve as election poll workers. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County Democratic Chairman Glenn Wright says he is planning to run for House District 54, challenging incumbent Kraig Powell. Rick Brough has more.

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