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Conventions tickle insiders, but they aren’t democracy

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Conventions tickle insiders, but they aren’t democracy

After eight years on the Tooele County Commission, Colleen Johnson was pretty much a known commodity to local voters. Some would have gladly returned her for another term. Others would certainly have wanted her defeat. In the...

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Band compromise showed why Stansbury should define itself

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Band compromise showed why Stansbury should define itself

Like many observers of the Stansbury High School band brouhaha, we were skeptical when Tooele County commissioners passed the issue back to the school district, band boosters, and affected residents last month to work out a compromise....

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Give yourself a spring break this week

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Give yourself a spring break this week

Utahns, by and large, are an industrious, forward-looking people. We’re not prone to idleness and we believe strongly in progress in most facets of life. However, this is a week that tests our nature — a week...

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Commissioners took step toward solving shooting problem

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Commissioners took step toward solving shooting problem

In 2009, we argued that the county needed a multifaceted solution to the problem of reckless and illegal shooting in our wild places. This should involve a public shooting range, designated outdoor shooting areas, a crackdown on...

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Guv absolutely right to veto abstinence-only bill

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Guv absolutely right to veto abstinence-only bill

For a time, it seemed as if House Bill 363, the brainchild of Rep. Bill Wright that aimed to ban discussion of contraception in sex education classes in public schools, would meet little opposition. Running under the...

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Grandstanding took center stage at Capitol

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Grandstanding took center stage at Capitol

One of the best aspects of municipal government is how unglamorous it can be. The nuts-and-bolts work of repairing roads or providing police protection rarely yields much political grandstanding. The notion of a city council being so...

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Easy fixes could improve poor government websites

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Easy fixes could improve poor government websites

Last year, in an editorial titled “Public websites all need rapid improvement” (Feb. 15, 2011) we pointed out that the websites of Grantsville City, Tooele City and Tooele County were all rated as subpar compared to government...

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Caution would serve real estate market well

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Caution would serve real estate market well

Short sales and foreclosures have helped to drop home prices in the Tooele Valley to their lowest level in six years. That’s getting more buyers interested in the real estate market again. However, some are finding out...

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If you care about politics, be at caucus meetings

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

If you care about politics, be at caucus meetings

The biggest election in years looms this November. In addition to choosing a president, Tooele County voters will be tasked with voting for a U.S. senator and representative, a governor, two state representatives, a county commissioner and...

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Arts Festival return is welcome news indeed

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Arts Festival return is welcome news indeed

Last March, when the longtime organizers of the Tooele Arts Festival announced they were taking a one-year hiatus from producing the annual summertime event, more than a few people were worried this meant the end of a...

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