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Record editorial: Utah Legislature remains unwilling to act on gun reform

March 20, 2019 — Before the start of the legislative session in January, there was reason for cautious optimism that enough momentum was building on gun reform that lawmakers would seriously consider a few common-sense measures aimed at making Utahns safer. Unfortunately, though, it was clear by the time

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Record editorial: Visit from Vail Resorts CEO is chance for Parkites to broach critical topics

March 17, 2019 — Monday evening is shaping up to be epic. Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, is slated to speak at a community event put on by the Leadership Park City program. It will be a rare public appearance in town by Katz, one of

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Record editorial: $90 million price tag would jeopardize South Summit school bond

March 14, 2019 — In 2017, the South Summit School District asked residents to pony up $58.65 million for a new high school to alleviate overcrowding that is straining current facilities. Voters, bristling at such a significant outlay, rejected a bond measure that fall. So, naturally, district officials are

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Record editorial: In gutting conversion therapy ban, lawmakers failed Utah’s most vulnerable youth

March 10, 2019 — It was a disgraceful day in the Utah Legislature. On Tuesday, a House committee, bending to quacks and zealots, gutted a bill that sought to put an end in the state to the inhumane practice of conversion therapy, which involves attempting to "cure" LGBTQ youth

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Record editorial: End to signature-gathering debate provides a win for the people

March 7, 2019 — The voice of the people is more important than the voice of the party.

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Record editorial: Parkites are on the clock to help Osguthorpe Farm, Snow Ranch Pasture efforts

March 4, 2019 — Without the funding, both parcels are at risk of being transformed into hulking housing developments sooner rather than later. That’s an outcome few in Park City desire.

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Record editorial: Bill to allow drivers to pass through red lights is ill-advised

February 27, 2019 — On Monday, the Utah House of Representatives gave the green light to a bill that would allow drivers to head through red lights if no other vehicles are approaching. Lawmakers would have been wiser, though, to pump the brakes on the legislation. H.B. 151, sponsored

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Record editorial: It’s time for Utah to eliminate straight-ticket voting

February 25, 2019 — In last fall's election, 6,688 Summit County residents did something they won't be able to do in Utah again if a bill in the state Legislature is signed into law: check the box on their ballot for a straight-party ticket. While the straight-ticket option is

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Record editorial: Backcountry caution is necessary during active avalanche cycle

February 21, 2019 — It's been a banner ski season in Utah by most measures — particularly the kind one performs with a yardstick. But while outdoor enthusiasts have rejoiced at the plentiful snow, one number shows the danger that accompanies it: four. That's how many people in the

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Record editorial: Full-strength beer in grocery stores would be something to drink to

February 18, 2019 — The Utah Legislature would be right to eliminate a major pain point for beer drinkers in the state.

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Record editorial: After Sundance and World Champs, Parkites owe workers a debt of gratitude

February 13, 2019 — Parkites owe a debt of gratitude to the people who worked tirelessly to ensure the mayhem of Sundance and the FIS World Championships was kept to a relative minimum.

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Record editorial: Labor contract for PCMR ski patrollers is a win for Park City

February 9, 2019 — Wage increases for PCMR’s patrollers under new labor contract are good for skiers and snowboarders.

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Record editorial: At last, we can put noise wall controversy behind us

February 8, 2019 — The great noise wall debate appears to have been silenced at last. Last week, the Utah Legislative Auditor General released the results of a review exploring whether the Utah Department of Transportation followed internal policy and state and federal statutes throughout the process of designing

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Record editorial: Legislature’s march to reworking Prop 3 unacceptable but unsurprising

February 2, 2019 — Republicans in the state Legislature are wasting little time moving forward with their attempt to significantly alter the Medicaid expansion plan Utah voters approved in November. The Senate on Wednesday gave S.B. 96 initial approval and appears primed to send it to the House. Reportedly,

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Record editorial: Park City ready to be center of winter sports universe

January 30, 2019 — The wait is almost over. For 10 days starting Friday, Park City will be the epicenter of the winter sports universe once again. More than 1,300 athletes from 36 countries will gather to compete in the FIS World Championships in snowboard, freestyle and freeski disciplines.

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Record editorial: During legislative sessions, residents must be part of political process

January 27, 2019 — Ready yourselves, Parkites. The Utah Legislature will be back in session on Monday. There are, of course, much more exciting things for folks here to fill their time with at the moment. But as we're soaking up the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals and looking

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Record editorial: Parkites may need to hold on for dear life, but Sundance and Slamdance are worth it

January 23, 2019 — It’s tempting to load up on groceries and avoid the Sundance mayhem — but Parkites would be remiss in doing so.

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Record editorial: The dream of MLK, not yet fulfilled, is possible in our time

January 20, 2019 — Martin Luther King Jr. changed America. As we mark his towering legacy, we acknowledge that his work remains unfinished.

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Record editorial: Take a breath before Sundance, World Championships collide

January 16, 2019 — The countdown to the Sundance Film Festival is on. And the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships is right on its heels. Before they arrive, spend the next week soaking up the relative peace and quiet while you still can. Get out on the

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Record editorial: On Props 2 and 3, Legislature’s ‘we-know-best’ attitude doesn’t cut it

January 15, 2019 — Summit County residents frustrated at the Legislature’s attempts to essentially invalidate their votes should pick up the phone and let their representatives know.

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