Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Why split the cemetery and destroy the Clark farm?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Why split the cemetery and destroy the Clark farm?

Several years ago, Grantsville City acquired the J. Reuben Clark Farm, one of eight Grantsville places listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with intent to use it as a historic farm. Not without some hesitancy...

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Reps. Nelson and Sagers are a credit to our county

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Reps. Nelson and Sagers are a credit to our county

It felt different, this time. I had gone to the Utah State Capitol building in Salt Lake City only once before. My first visit took place some three decades ago. I was an international student and fairly...

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Hard to think straight with a gun at your neck

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Hard to think straight with a gun at your neck

The year is 2016. In the middle of the American Idol semi-finals, your TV screen goes blank, then segues to President Barack Obama striding to the White House podium. You hear a barrage of clicks from cameras...

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Boy Scouts should include everyone

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Boy Scouts should include everyone

She was a girl I knew from my kids’ childhood years. She and my kids and their friends roamed the streets playing games on summer nights. Her smile had a hint of swagger now that she had...

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So Long, Farewell to Stowe Family Music

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

So Long, Farewell to Stowe Family Music

I was sitting in my kids’ piano recital in early December when I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Stowe Family Music was closing down at year’s end. I gaped at my friend. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart!”...

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Society had no need for fear this Christmas

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Society had no need for fear this Christmas

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid.” — 1984 Band Aid song “Do they know it’s Christmas?” Two weeks ago, I was just getting ready to take my youngest daughter to school when the song...

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Religion and culture are inseparable — no matter your beliefs or lack thereof

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Religion and culture are inseparable — no matter your beliefs or lack thereof

Most U.S. citizens are familiar with the Constitution’s First Amendment provisions both prohibiting government from establishing religion and from infringing upon its free exercise. Perhaps the difficulties inherent in striking a balance between the two provisions are...

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Deseret Peak Complex looks superior to the alternatives

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Deseret Peak Complex looks superior to the alternatives

Tooele County is proposing to raise property taxes and the hounds are on the loose, out for blood. A favorite punching bag seems to be the Deseret Peak Complex because in 2011 the county reportedly spent $2.1...

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Curbside recycling program can’t spread fast enough

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Curbside recycling program can’t spread fast enough

Every time I throw away an empty metal can or plastic bottle, I feel a twinge of guilt. It’s about as bad as the day I climbed down the fire escape during chapel in grade school and...

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Demand for excellence pulls students outside of district

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Demand for excellence pulls students outside of district

It is common to use test scores that only measure minimum comprehension levels, like Utah’s Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT), to measure the performance of schools. However, most parents want to see measures of excellence at a school,...

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