Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Twenty-one steps: reflections on duty, honor and privilege

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Twenty-one steps: reflections on duty, honor and privilege

Suppose you had the following job. Stand ramrod straight, and maintain that ramrod posture, come what may—oppressive cold or oppressive heat, wind, rain, snow or shine. Maintain it through driving rain, blinding snow, and sometimes even in...

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This is a great country

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

This is a great country

I was late by 20 minutes. That’s what happens when you don’t pay attention to the street signs at Stansbury’s Country Club neighborhood. Gilbert Major, who was waiting at the curb for me, looked unworried. He stood there...

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County needs to sell us on its vision

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

County needs to sell us on its vision

More cuts. More layoffs. I don’t know how much more I can take of the bad news, and I don’t even work for the county. As the weather warms up and the county comes out of hibernation,...

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Slowing down is even better

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Slowing down is even better

It shouldn’t have to take radar signs to get motorists to slow down (“Radar signs installed at Lake Point,” April 25), but some of us are slower to learn than others. This past March had been a...

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Deseret Peak Complex needs to be in the hands of local, caring workers

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Deseret Peak Complex needs to be in the hands of local, caring workers

There has been much discussion about the cost associated with the Deseret Peak Complex, the layoff of the entire staff, the need for possible shut down, and even talk about contracting out. I want to express my...

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Cemetery expansion to Clark Farm is a good fit

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Cemetery expansion to Clark Farm is a good fit

The pungent smell of purple-flowered mustard weed fills the air. I can hear dogs barking and cars revving in the distance, but for the most part, birdsong reins. I’m sitting in a camp chair in the field...

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Government shouldn’t regulate my beloved soda

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Government shouldn’t regulate my beloved soda

A certain amount of regulation is necessary to ensure the health and safety of those involved in regulated enterprises. For example, certainly, miners cheered the formation of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, and other workers cheered...

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Thanks, but no thanks to unwanted industries

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Thanks, but no thanks to unwanted industries

It felt like a prison. I was trying to get out, searching desperately for an exit, but every time I turned a corner, it led only to yet another hall crammed with people. I was in IKEA...

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Did my best to represent your needs

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Did my best to represent your needs

As one of your representatives in the Utah Legislature, I would like to provide a brief report of some highlights from our recently completed legislative session. Budget: One of our most important responsibilities is the prudent expenditure of...

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Reputation as world’s garbage dump rises

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Reputation as world’s garbage dump rises

I feel betrayed by our Tooele County leaders. I don’t understand why garbage is so attractive to them. We have become the garbage dump of the world, and all in the name of economic development. I accept...

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