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.
The first same-sex couple to be legally married in Summit County last December just took a deep sign of relief and said Monday their civil rights were honored when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the appeal on the overturn of Utah's same-sex marriage ban . Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Two Park City residents are calling on the state to spend tax dollars on worthy causes, like fighting poverty and mental illness, rather than what they say is spending money to further cement inequality in the fight to uphold the state's ban on gay marriage. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
One day into the hearing on District Robert Shelby's ruling declaring Utah's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, judges on a Federal appeals court are divided and a ruling is not expected for several months. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
As of the end of last week, the Summit County Clerk's office had issued some 41 licenses for same-sex marriage. Now, clerk Kent Jones said they had halted that, given the stay issued by the Supreme Court on the ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby. Rick Brough has more.
At this point, the Summit County Clerk's office has issued about 40 marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Clerk Kent Jones said his policy at this point will be to follow the law. Rick Brough has more.
Park City Mayor Dana Williams has now performed some 25 same-sex marriages at the Summit County Courthouse, as the ruling that declares Utah's ban on gay marriage is declared unconstitutional. Lynn Ware Peek has more.