Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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ObamaCare promotes freeloading, discourages responsibility

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

ObamaCare promotes freeloading, discourages responsibility

The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare, has commendable provisions: no more lifetime coverage caps, extended coverage until young adults turn 26, and coverage even for those with pre-existing conditions, among others. Best of all, it...

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Serfdom remains alive in our western states

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Serfdom remains alive in our western states

Similar to the feudal system of Medieval Europe, there are at least three classes of states within the United States of America. First are the eastern states, which comprise the original 13 colonies and the states of...

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Stansbury band compromise must focus on kids

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Stansbury band compromise must focus on kids

I was driving carpool when one of my passengers told my son he should do marching band next year. “It’s a lot of work,” he said, “but when they applaud at the end, wow, it’s a rush.”...

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Abstinence-only bill misses the mark

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Abstinence-only bill misses the mark

To those legislators that supported House Bill 363 to eliminate sex education in school, I would like to bring to your attention to a few weaknesses within the bill. First, not all parents really care what their...

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Imperfections make caucus meetings effective

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Imperfections make caucus meetings effective

Although I’ve certainly had my opinions, I’ve not been a faithful participant in our political process all my life. As a child, a teenager, and even through my 20s, I had the impression that those in political...

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Lengthening abortion wait makes sense for women

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Lengthening abortion wait makes sense for women

As our state legislators consider a bill that would increase the waiting period for abortion from 24 to 72 hours, I’ve had to look deep within to see why the bill resonates with me. I’ve never had,...

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Government should shy clear of teaching morality

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Government should shy clear of teaching morality

Certainly not for the first time, a bill currently before the Utah Legislature introduces some interesting moral dilemmas. House Bill 363 proposes limiting sex education in our public schools to abstinence-only programs or nothing at all. This...

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HB 49 protects law-abiding gun owners

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

HB 49 protects law-abiding gun owners

I used to hate guns with a passion. At an earlier stage in my life, I might have sided with local legislators quoted by the Transcript-Bulletin as saying they plan to vote against House Bill 49 (“Tobacco,...

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Public can provide part of solution to online piracy

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Public can provide part of solution to online piracy

Despite the recent, highly-publicized defeat of proposed legislation to stem online piracy, piracy is nothing new. My husband still chuckles about the “genuine imitation Reeboks” he saw being hawked in a South Korea street stall back in...

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Online anti-obesity campaign needs community offline action

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Online anti-obesity campaign needs community offline action

Tooele County’s battle of the bulge might sound new, but it’s not. Five years ago, headlines blared the same thing: County people get off your duffs! Well, not exactly in those nice terms. More like, “Tooele County...

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