Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Tax debate was good experience for county

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Tax debate was good experience for county

“Aye.” With that simple word, the past several months of Truth in Taxation hearings and town hall meetings were over. Tooele County will now levy a 66 percent property tax increase. I attended the last Truth in...

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We can get our great country back on track

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

We can get our great country back on track

Our nation has a host of challenges and many in Washington are flailing about trying to create a new government-centered solution. I take pride in regularly reminding my colleagues of the fact that the great State of...

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First drive-in theater night was a magical experience

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

First drive-in theater night was a magical experience

We’d had “go to a drive-in theater” on our family summer bucket list for a couple of years now. Luckily, we can still do this locally. Drive-in theaters like Motor Vu in Erda are an endangered species,...

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Smaller school lunch portions don’t work for every student’s needs

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Smaller school lunch portions don’t work for every student’s needs

Since 2010, there’s been a rumbling going on in school lunch cafeterias. It’s the sound of students — especially high school athletes — grumbling over smaller portions thanks to Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. My son,...

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Zimmerman acquittal tests faith in U.S. legal system

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Zimmerman acquittal tests faith in U.S. legal system

The case of George Zimmerman, whom a Florida jury just acquitted in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, demonstrates that no matter how much anyone favors “law and order,” police and prosecutors cannot and should not abdicate their...

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Schools must avoid costly extra-curriculars

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Schools must avoid costly extra-curriculars

On behalf of budget-conscious parents like me out there, can I please ask schools to put a moratorium on huge, expensive extra-curricular activities? Last I checked, we’re in a bit of an economic slump. The county’s trying...

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$6.08 per month? I’m right on board

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

$6.08 per month? I’m right on board

A fter laying off 25 percent of its workers, merging departments, closing down services and exercising other cost-cutting measures, Tooele County has determined it still needs to impose a 66 percent tax hike. This amounts to an...

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Apathy over privacy breach is no surprise

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Apathy over privacy breach is no surprise

Once upon a time, the American public — who had, some 40 years ago, nearly impeached a president over wiretapping — would have been roiling with outrage over the National Security Administration’s exposure as a busybody. Intercepted...

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Turning Faust Road back to gravel will hurt Vernon and community

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Turning Faust Road back to gravel will hurt Vernon and community

Let me preface my comments by emphasizing that this subject I’m addressing in no way equals, or even comes close to, the many Tooele County employees that lost their jobs or have been impacted in some way....

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The pleasure of truly disconnecting

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

The pleasure of truly disconnecting

“A week?” I said, my voice rising in a panic. “Yes,” the woman on the other line said. “I’m afraid that’s the soonest we can get your Internet connected.” “You don’t understand,” I said. “My livelihood depends on...

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