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In all, the 2014 Utah Legislature was a success

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

In all, the 2014 Utah Legislature was a success

As one of your representatives in the Utah Legislature, here is my report of highlights from the 2014 legislative session, which concluded last week. State Budget: One of our most important functions is to issue a balanced...

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Senate was right to reject Adegbile nominee

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Senate was right to reject Adegbile nominee

In a rare outbreak of bipartisan sanity, the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate rejected Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adegbile advocated the cause of Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of...

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A voice is needed to preserve this place we love

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

A voice is needed to preserve this place we love

The call from Transcript-Bulletin Editor Dave Bern came at about 10 a.m. last Tuesday. I had texted a reporter there if she’d gotten more quotes to include in a story that would run that night in the...

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District’s anti-bullying policy is welcome change

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

District’s anti-bullying policy is welcome change

In Tooele County, a chorus of anti-bullying voices is rising to fever pitch, from parents and children fed up with several years of perceived indifference by the school district. I can understand other parents’ frustration. Several years...

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Tooele County Commissioners spent rainy day funds how they saw fit

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Tooele County Commissioners spent rainy day funds how they saw fit

In an effort to correct some misconceptions that were raised in a letter to the editor last week concerning a “non-essential” county department, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify a few things. First of...

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Let’s not allow Stericycle to locate in Tooele County

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Let’s not allow Stericycle to locate in Tooele County

With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air. And maybe more, if Stericycle finagles new digs in the county (“Medical waste co. considers move to county,” Jan. 28). Interestingly, while state officials are imposing fines for...

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I have never seen kids work harder in my life

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

I have never seen kids work harder in my life

The evening of Friday, Jan. 10 started out pretty ordinary. It was still light outside at a few minutes before 5 p.m. Only a handful of people had arrived at Tooele Applied Technology College. We were there...

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Ruling regarding same-sex marriage explained

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Ruling regarding same-sex marriage explained

The ruling on Monday, Jan. 6 announced by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the same-sex marriage case in Utah, deserves an explanation regarding the legal procedure that led to where we are now. The two major areas...

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County worker year-end bonuses were warranted

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

County worker year-end bonuses were warranted

I support Tooele County’s recent decision to award bonuses to their employees (“County workers, officials, will get year-end bonuses,” Dec. 26, 2013). Let me explain why by way of an analogy. In May 2012, I finally fulfilled my...

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Duck Dynasty and much ado about fowl hunters

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Duck Dynasty and much ado about fowl hunters

I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty. In these parts, that’s unfathomable. When people are having family parties and the theme is Duck Dynasty, you know it’s striking a chord in Tooele County. Well, maybe it would help if...

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