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The First Amendment is not optional

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

The First Amendment is not optional

A lifetime ago Bob Dylan said “The times, they are a-changin’.” As I look back to that song in 1964 I would have to agree with him; especially when I consider what has occurred in our nation during...

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May our isolation remind us of the power of ‘We’

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

May our isolation remind us of the power of ‘We’

In the midst of social distancing, I was listening to and watching a video on Youtube of the performance of Bach’s Mass in b minor. It was compelling to me how the interplay of each instrument, and...

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Give a corporation a fish and it will never learn

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Give a corporation a fish and it will never learn

In the news last Thursday, the Tooele County School Board voted to give The Romney Group a large tax break for its Lakeview Business Park. An article from last Tuesday mentioned that the school district was giving...

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It’s always your right to know

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

It’s always your right to know

Editor’s note: March 16-22 is National Sunshine Week, which draws attention to the need for open government, transparency, and the public’s right to access public records.  The media is most definitely not your enemy.  Far from being...

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Depression is common among U.S. farmers today

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Depression is common among U.S. farmers today

During Agricultural Safety Awareness Week of March 1-7, Utah Farm Bureau encourages everyone to end the stigma around mental health. Recent studies have shown stress and depressive symptoms are prevalent in the agricultural community, with as many...

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Legislature should focus on bigger things than a new flag

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Legislature should focus on bigger things than a new flag

As I’ve been watching the legislative session, I came across an interesting bill about the Legislature changing the state flag. Apparently, it’s been in the works for a couple of years. I always thought that state flags...

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Christians are to continually pray for the president

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Christians are to continually pray for the president

Clearly we continue to live in interesting times. I say continue because many people in our country were uncomfortable under President Clinton, and many others were uncomfortable under President Bush, and many others were uncomfortable under President...

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Utah politics needs diversity in campaign money sources

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Utah politics needs diversity in campaign money sources

The Salt Lake Tribune reported over the weekend that show 82% of the campaign contributions for our state Legislature come from corporations or special interest groups. On average only 6% of the campaign money for our Legislature...

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Frank is one of the ‘good guys’ who finished first

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Frank is one of the ‘good guys’ who finished first

I read with appreciation the Transcript Bulletin article last week announcing the retirement of my friend and colleague, Frank Mohlman, from the practice of law. In an age when lawyers are viewed with distrust or even disdain, Frank’s...

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How did we get to the Divided States of America?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

How did we get to the Divided States of America?

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season. I had a couple weeks off from work and it gave me a chance to rest and reflect. Congress returned to D.C. last week and,...

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