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Write-in candidacy only way to challenge Republican system

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Write-in candidacy only way to challenge Republican system

I read in the Transcript Bulletin on Tuesday, Oct. 9, that Colleen Johnson is running as a “write-in” candidate. I am glad to see that she is — not because I want her to win, as I...

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Electioneering violates one of the most basic of guaranteed American freedoms

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Electioneering violates one of the most basic of guaranteed American freedoms

Opinions are running hot this political season. People are especially likely to be particularly fervent in their views supporting or opposing particular candidates and issues because many of them view this election as especially important. They feel...

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Electioneering violates most basic of American freedoms

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Electioneering violates most basic of American freedoms

Opinions are running hot this political season. People are especially likely to be particularly fervent in their views supporting or opposing particular candidates and issues because many of them view this election as especially important. They feel...

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Write-in candidacy only way to challenge Republican convention system

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Write-in candidacy only way to challenge Republican convention system

I read in the Transcript Bulletin on Tuesday, Oct. 9, that Colleen Johnson is running as a “write-in” candidate. I am glad to see that she is — not because I want her to win, as I...

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Positive attitude is key to great school experience

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Positive attitude is key to great school experience

I was a freshman in a Philippine high school when the announcement rippled across campus: Anyone that was interested could take a test for admission into the Philippine Science High School, or P-Sci. What a coup that’d...

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Climate-change skeptics should stop discounting science

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Climate-change skeptics should stop discounting science

The topic of human-caused climate change and energy derived from the burning of fossil fuels is one of many issues on which the two major political party candidates differ. Conscientious voters are confronted with the task of...

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SHS shouldn’t apologize for enforcing dress code

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

SHS shouldn’t apologize for enforcing dress code

After Stansbury High School homecoming chaperones made headlines two weeks ago by reportedly turning away scores of short-hemmed girls, our county earned a reputation for upholding standards. Oh, the horrors. In my opinion, there are worse things...

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Referees don’t deserve fury directed at them

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Referees don’t deserve fury directed at them

It was a tense moment on the playing field. The opponents stared each other down until the ball came into play. And when it did, it seemed that time slowed down to milliseconds as everyone — players...

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Herbert’s pick has no place on radiation board

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Herbert’s pick has no place on radiation board

Once again, Gov. Herbert has stacked the deck against a healthier, cleaner, safer Utah. Herbert’s appointment of EnergySolutions’ Dan Shrum to the Radiation Control Board is yet another in a series of moves to ensure that Utah...

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Give school district’s tax hike a chance

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Give school district’s tax hike a chance

I don’t relish having to pay more taxes than I need to. Every year in April, as our tax deadline looms, I’ve learned to brace myself. Since my husband is a small business owner, our tax bill...

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