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The Local News Hour is KPCW's flagship news program, hosted by News Director Leslie Thatcher.

With more than 100 charter schools in the state - with two of them here in Park City, State Representative Kraig Powell says he's tired of the fight for funding every year and has drafted a bill that would end the feuding between public schools and charger schools. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, Leslie Thatcher speaks with State Representative Kraig Powell about legislation he will introduce in the 2016 session. Coalville Mayor Trevor Johnson talks about the future of Coalville's City Park now that the fairgrounds could be moving to Hoytsville. Katie Wright the Director of the Park City Community Foundation introduces the Giving Guide and Park City Lacrosse Team Members have details about how to have your Christmas tree picked up and recycled while supporting local youth.

On today's program, Charlie Sturgis with Mountain Trails Foundation has this week's update. State Representative Kraig Powell talks about legislation he's proposing for the January session. Park City Institute Director Teri Orr talks about the line up for this winter's Main Stage at the Eccles Center that opens December 5th with a conversation with Edward Snowden. Park City Council  Member Tim Henney reviews some of the business at Thursday's council meeting, including a new ordinance regulating trash and recycling bins in Old Town.

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.

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