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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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National Newspaper Association calls for respect for reporters on the job

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

National Newspaper Association calls for respect for reporters on the job

National Newspaper Association President Matthew Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, issued a call for civility and respect for journalists as they do their jobs. His call follows the release of a news report about a...

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Tax cut looks more like sleight of hand tax increase

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Tax cut looks more like sleight of hand tax increase

The Utah Legislature huddled together the past few weeks in special legislative session to examine “tax reform.” Our leaders found a “structural imbalance” exists in the tax code where shrinking sales tax revenues are contrasted by increased...

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Receive the gift of eternal life that only Jesus can give

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Receive the gift of eternal life that only Jesus can give

In this country many people go to church. What I want to ask today is, “Why do you go to church?” Many people go because it is what they have always done. Their parents and their grandparents...

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Vietnam Veteran Memorial needs 405 missing photos

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Vietnam Veteran Memorial needs 405 missing photos

As we approach Veterans Day, I would like to share two very important numbers with you: 58,276 and 405. As of Memorial Day 2019, there are 58,276 names on the national Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Wall of...

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It is the right thing to do to help our homeless persons

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

It is the right thing to do to help our homeless persons

“When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean only the people that think the same way you do. I mean be kind to everyone.” The Gospel according to Ellen.  Recently, Ellen got raked over...

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Attend Tooele County Homeless Summit on Oct. 9

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Attend Tooele County Homeless Summit on Oct. 9

I suppose there are some preachers who are so focused they can move smoothly from one point to the next when delivering a sermon. I, on the other hand, find that it’s not uncommon for me to interrupt...

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Dirt to dinner plate: Why buying local matters

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Dirt to dinner plate: Why buying local matters

Who’s ready to eat local? If you are like me — and most of you are — I’m always going to support Utah producers and of course love the freshness and quality only they can give us....

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