Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Homeless shelter secrecy garners award

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Homeless shelter secrecy garners award

On Dec. 13, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and the seven council members stood before journalists and made an announcement impacting city residents and the entire state: the location of four new homeless shelters. It was...

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Believers must lift our president up in prayer

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Believers must lift our president up in prayer

We continue to live in interesting times. I say “continue” because a main group of people in our country was uncomfortable under Obama, and the other main group was uncomfortable under Bush, and the other main group...

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Another look at Ophir’s disincorporation

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Another look at Ophir’s disincorporation

I read with interest the article on the disincorporation of Ophir in the Sept. 22, 2016 edition of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. As a former Ophir Town Council member with strong ties to Ophir, I feel the public...

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Three good reasons to vote no on Stansbury incorporation

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Three good reasons to vote no on Stansbury incorporation

First: Incorporation will result in higher taxes. The most optimistic projections find that incorporation will result in higher taxes immediately. The costs of new city administration, staff, equipment, and office space are substantial and will fall on...

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Stansbury residents are trusted more to make the best choices

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Stansbury residents are trusted more to make the best choices

Stansbury residents have an important election decision to make, and it’s not the Presidential vote. Rather, it is far more local. We must decide whether to incorporate, or remain under the control of Tooele County. I am...

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Charlene Albarran has sincere ‘I care’ spirit

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Charlene Albarran has sincere ‘I care’ spirit

Why would a long-time, politically involved Republican actively support Democrat Charlene Albarran for Congress? It’s simple: In addition to being well-qualified, genuine, bright and committed, Albarran generates enthusiasm. She exuberates a sincere “I care” spirit straight from...

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Stansbury needs to incorporate to build a tax base, control its future

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Stansbury needs to incorporate to build a tax base, control its future

In 2008, many residents of Stansbury Park were unhappy with decisions being made by the county. A community meeting was held about the possibility of becoming a city. We were told by some residents that our commercial...

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Costs of incorporation appear to be a gamble for Stansbury Park

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Costs of incorporation appear to be a gamble for Stansbury Park

What will happen to property taxes in Stansbury Park with or without incorporation cannot be known with certainty. However, here is what we do know: • The two major services to be provided by the proposed city...

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It’s time to take this country of ours back

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

It’s time to take this country of ours back

I’ve been on this earth since 1947 and have had many opportunities to watch the world, this country and myself grow and change. Something I never imagined is how the change would include our thought process, our...

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Cure our political laryngitis. Vote ‘yes’ for Stansbury Park

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Cure our political laryngitis. Vote ‘yes’ for Stansbury Park

Editor’s note: The following guest opinion entails the Stansbury Park Incorporation issue that will appear on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Stansbury Park residents suffer from a bad case of political laryngitis. Our voice is weak...

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