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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

New prison site in Grantsville added to list

One more place in Tooele County has joined the Miller Motorsports Business Park on the short list of relocation sites for the Utah State Prison. A 4,200-acre parcel located in a Grantsville City industrial park was added...

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PRC may rethink idea of prison final site decision

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

PRC may rethink idea of prison final site decision

Prison Relocation Commission leadership may be moving away from an idea they floated last week that they be given final authority to make the site selection for a new Utah State Prison. The commission adopted an official...

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Bill to equalize school taxes may bring more money for district

A proposal by a senator from South Jordan may bring more money to Tooele County Schools if it is approved by the Legislature. But the proposal comes with a price: a statewide property tax increase. Republican Sen....

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Utah Foundation study finds schools have paid for tax cuts

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Utah Foundation study finds schools have paid for tax cuts

The Utah Foundation claims to have found out where the state came up with the money to lower taxes and reduce the state’s tax burden during the last two decades — public school funding. The percentage of...

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Study: More than 10,000 locals head east for work

Trena Atherley was laid off from the Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in October 2013. She found a new job in March 2014 and started commuting from her home in Tooele to the Chevron Refinery in North...

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Will prison board select final site?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Will prison board select final site?

Rep. Brad Wilson, R-Kaysville, surprised the House Republican caucus Tuesday on Utah’s Capitol Hill. He suggested the Prison Relocation Commission should be given the authority to make the final decision on the location for the new state...

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Proposed ‘Smarter Sentencing Act’ discussed during bipartisan meeting at White House

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Proposed ‘Smarter Sentencing Act’ discussed during bipartisan meeting at White House

President Barack Obama invited Sen. Mike Lee and several members of Congress to the White House this week to discuss how over-criminalization, over-incarceration and over-sentencing can be reduced. “After a generation of tough-on-crime policies helped make communities...

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Lost in Translation

Raquel Scariot can speak English. But don’t tell her students. They’ve never heard her utter a word that isn’t Portuguese. Scariot is a native of Brazil. She is the Portuguese half of the dual language immersion program...

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Stalled prison bill good for ‘leverage’

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Stalled prison bill good for ‘leverage’

Despite being bottled up in the House Rules Committee, Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, claims his prison relocation bill has been an effective tool in shaping prison relocation discussion. Nelson’s bill, House Bill 262, requires the PRC to...

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Utah Legislature considering 2 bills to raise funds for roads

After 16 days of the 2015 Legislative session, two different approaches to generate additional revenue for transportation infrastructure have emerged. Both may lead to an increase in the price of gas at the pump. Senate Bill 160,...

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