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Editorial: Summit County Children’s Justice Center deserves a home befitting its mission

April 25, 2018 — The importance of the Summit County Children's Justice Center's work cannot be overstated. Since its inception in 2012, it has provided a safe place for hundreds of children who have been abused so the authorities can interview them about their experiences in a way that

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Editorial: Try as it might, Legislature still can’t get Utah liquor laws right

April 21, 2018 — The Utah Legislature took two steps forward when it took action to eliminate the so-called Zion Curtain in the 2017 legislative session. The only problem is that it was accompanied by a large step back. The law that allowed restaurants to take down their Zion

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Editorial: Our Schools Now compromise is encouraging, but more funding still needed

April 18, 2018 — On Monday, Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law the school funding compromise lawmakers reached with leaders of the Our Schools Now ballot initiative during the legislative session. It marks the end of the debate surrounding Our Schools Now, which sought to raise the state income

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Editorial: Park City marchers are right — science should not be up for political debate

April 14, 2018 — On Saturday, a crowd was set to march down Park City's Main Street in the name of science for the second straight year. The size of the demonstration, dubbed the March for Science, was not expected to be on the same scale as the recent

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Editorial: Contributions from many made ski season a success despite lack of snow

April 11, 2018 — We'll long remember the ski season that was. It just won't be the way we'd hoped back in November, when we envisioned a follow-up to the record-setting 2016-2017 season that was filled with too many major snowstorms to count. Instead, we'll remember it as one

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Editorial: The management of Bonanza Flat is a complex task for Park City

April 9, 2018 — City Hall's push last year to raise millions of dollars to finalize the purchase of Bonanza Flat was a herculean effort worthy of one of the Wasatch Back's unmistakable treasures. A little less than a year later, though, the hard part is far from over.

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Editorial: Park City’s Olympians deserve a gold-medal homecoming parade

April 4, 2018 — They worked hard for years to earn their place on one of the biggest stages in sports. And in South Korea, Park City's Olympians and Paralympians represented us with pride. Now, it's our turn to say thanks. Parkites should turn out en masse Friday for

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Editorial: Park City must step up — and fast — to support Better Boundaries’ push against gerrymandering

March 30, 2018 — The majority of voters agree that gerrymandering is antithetical to democracy. Now, a Utah group is trying to do something about it — and it needs the help of Parkites. Better Boundaries, which has garnered bipartisan support, is proposing a ballot initiative this fall that,

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Editorial: A long fight for gun control remains after inspiring marches

March 27, 2018 — Their voices were loud and so was their message: Enough is enough. On Saturday, a couple hundred students in Park City led a march down Main Street to demand action from lawmakers on mass shootings. It culminated in a rally at City Park, where the

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Editorial: Summit County opioid lawsuit highlights need for change in health care system

March 24, 2018 — Summit County is going after Big Pharma. On Tuesday, it announced it has filed a lawsuit against several drug manufacturers, distributors and individuals for their alleged role in the opioid crisis. The county contends Big Pharma deceptively marketed opioids to doctors, ultimately endangering residents and

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Editorial: Grants to boost Latino sports participation a win for Park City

March 21, 2018 — For many, access to world-class recreation is near the top of the list of why Park City is a great place to live. The opportunities are so plentiful, in fact, that it can be easy to take them for granted. One group in our community,

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Editorial: In students, including Park City’s, gun reform movement has finally found its voice

March 17, 2018 — Time and again, it followed the same script: A mass shooting, an outpouring of thoughts and prayers, no meaningful action from lawmakers to curb gun violence. The outrage from the left spurred indignation on the right. Until the next next news cycle diverted our attention

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Editorial: Bag ban bill highlighted hypocrisy on display on Capitol Hill

March 14, 2018 — A couple dozen Republicans in the Utah Legislature found themselves in an awkward position toward the end of this year's session: arguing for a larger government to usurp local control. The hypocrisy was on display as they supported a bill that sought to strip the

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Editorial: Superintendent’s departure is cause for self-reflection within Park City

March 10, 2018 — Ember Conley has said that she wanted to spend the rest of her career here when she began as the superintendent of the Park City School District in 2013. Sometime during her tenure, though, that calculus changed, culminating in her December announcement that she'll step

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Editorial: As election process begins, Summit County needs passionate candidates to step up

March 6, 2018 — It's time for Summit County residents with a passion for public service to step up. The filing window to run for offices in this year's election is set to open Friday morning and run through next Thursday. There will be a number of influential positions

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Editorial: Last chance to help Project ABC create vision for arts and culture in Summit County

March 3, 2018 — Residents who want to help create the future of arts and culture in Summit County have two more chances to bring their palette to the table. Project ABC, the initiative that is crafting a wide-ranging arts and culture master plan for the county, is set

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Editorial: We are grateful for Park City School District’s commitment to safety

March 1, 2018 — It used to be impossible to imagine a school shooting like the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida happening in Park City. But as shootings have become common in schools across the country, with little action from lawmakers to help prevent them,

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Editorial: Park City tourism industry will bear full brunt of unchanged DUI law

February 25, 2018 — After lawmakers passed a measure last year to change Utah's DUI limit to the lowest in the nation, there was hope within the Park City tourism industry that they might tweak the law during the 2018 legislative session before it goes into effect near the

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Editorial: Snowstorm renews optimism for strong finish to ski season

February 22, 2018 — What a difference a bit of snow can make. After Parkites collectively spent the first three months of ski season scratching their heads and wondering where the white stuff was, we finally got the pounding we've been waiting for. It waited until the President's Day

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Editorial: Time to act is now if residents are to save Osguthorpe Farm

February 19, 2018 — A major deadline that could kill the push to save the Osguthorpe Farm is fast approaching. According to the Summit Land Conservancy, the organization spearheading the initiative to preserve the 158-acre property on Old Ranch Road in the Snyderville Basin, residents have already contributed $2.3

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