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Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes visited Park City High School  Monday morning to kick off an anti bullying initiative that is rolling out all over the country. Joining him were talented guests who brought their own message of selflove and kindness. KPCW was there and has a sample of the AG’s morning message to the Park City High School student body and faculty.

Summit County

 

Lawyers representing three local families being sued for the alleged wrongful death of a Park City teen, who died in 2016 from a drug overdose were in Summit County’s Third District court on Thursday.  The families are asking Judge Kent Holmberg to dismiss two of the allegations - negligent misrepresentation and abnormally dangerous activity. Carolyn Murray was in the courtroom and has this report:

Park City School District

On this year anniversary of the deaths of two Park City 8th graders, significant changes have occurred in the Park City School District. In a recent presentation to the Park City Rotary Club, District Superintendent Ember Conley highlighted the lessons learned and the efforts being made to address mental health and substance abuse.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The Utah Legislature has passed an Opioid Prescription Bill, HB 90, in both houses and it’s now waiting to be signed by the Governor. HB 50, a second Opioid prescription bill has passed in the house but is in committee waiting to go to the senate for a vote. Carolyn Murray has been tracking both bills and has this:

Utah Legislature Considers Opiate Prescription Bills

Feb 2, 2017

There are a number of Drug Bills this legislative session at the State Capitol.  With the high rate of addiction and overdose in Utah, one physician legislator in particular is working to get a bill passed that would increase regulation on Opioid prescription practices. Carolyn Murray has more: