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On today's Local News Hour, host Renai Bodley talks to Valley Behavioral Health director Dodi Wilson about Monday night's community forum on teen substance abuse and suicide prevention.  Then Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing, previews tomorrow's ribbon cutting of a new affordable apartment project in Kimball Junction, "Richer Place Apartments."   And finally, Insa Riepen with Recycle Utah gives the lowdown on how you should get rid of unused prescription medications and why flushing them down the toilet isn't an option you should exercise.

On today's Local News Hour host Renai Bodley talks to the woman who will be the public face of Park City’s city hall.  Linda Jager is eight weeks into her new job.  She talks about her mission as the head of the city’s Community Engagement Team and her goals to get citizens better informed and more engaged.  Then Park City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley previews Tuesday's school board meeting.

There is a community forum Monday night at 6pm at the Park City Library to help parents who are struggling with how to talk to their kids about drug use and suicide prevention.   KPCW will air the forum live.

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The Grammy-award wining artist Sting has picked Utah audiences to be the first to see his play "The Last Ship" since it left Broadway.  KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to Sting about why he chose Pioneer Theatre:

Here is the full interview with Sting about "The Last Ship":

Here is the full interview with Sting about his new album "57th & 9th":

 The Park City Police Department and Park City School District have spent this past week tending to families and students around the clock while they continue to investigate the deaths of two 13 year old boys.  KPCW's Carolyn Murray has more.

A highly toxic synthetic opioid has hit Park City streets.  The Park City Police Department is worried that kids in town  are using the drug and probably don't understand the danger.  KPCW's Carolyn Murray has more.

A beloved backcounty bowl area in Summit County may be in danger of being removed from a proposed federally-designated conservation area.   Park City councilman Andy Beerman and Summit County councilman Chris Robinson are concerned.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

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On today's show, host Renai Bodley talks to Utah Representative Rob Bishop about this week's congressional hearing on his Public Lands Initiative.  Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan talks about the public tour of the Treasure Hill development site.  Park City Councilwoman Cindy Matsumoto gives an update on last night's meeting where council discussed the Library Field and the Special Events Advisory Committee.  Grammy winner Sting talks about why he picked Utah audiences to be the first to see his Broadway show after it left the Great White Way.

An update on the investigation into the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School Students tops this morning’s Local News Hour.  Host Renai Bodley talks to Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter about the new synthetic drug “pink” and why police are concerned it could be in our community.  Then Summit County Councilman Tal Adair gives an update on criminal justice reform and a new plan to move non-violent drug offenders out of the jail and into supervision.  Snyderville Planning Commissioner Bea Peck talks about the Discovery CORE project, which is a mixed affordable housing project

Today's show begins with coverage of Tuesday's news conference about the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School students.  The last half of the show is a conversation with Park City Superintendent Dr. Ember Conley and counselor Sam Walsh about how educators are advising students and parents about the investigation and community-wide drug alert.   Park City Manager Diane Foster and Trails & Open Space Program Manager Heinrich Deters discuss possible plans for Library Field.