Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Merchants must provide motivation to shop local

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Merchants must provide motivation to shop local

When a prominent restaurant like Sostanza closes, it’s unnerving. As a brand, Sostanza was unparalleled, after all. Mention that Sostanza was catering an event and guests knew they were in for a fabulous meal. In the wake...

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Grantsville City needs to aim for one race next year

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Grantsville City needs to aim for one race next year

This past Fourth of July dawned strangely, by Grantsville standards. For 17 years, the city had one Ray Barrus 5k memorial race. This year, there were two, reportedly due to philosophical differences between the longtime organizer and...

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Court’s healthcare decision was questionable

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Court’s healthcare decision was questionable

The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision upholding the provision in President Obama’s healthcare legislation requiring people to purchase health insurance (the mandate) has opened up a brave new world. The court’s decision appears to be both...

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Obama’s melodramatic shtick grows tiresome

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Obama’s melodramatic shtick grows tiresome

Step right up, step right up! Barrack Obama has another melodrama for you. Again? Yes. Again. This time, he’s pushing a new show called, “The Young and the Visa-less.” What’s it about? Well, it’s about this girl...

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Schools need less restrictive parental observation policy

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Schools need less restrictive parental observation policy

School’s been out a couple of weeks, but school policy is still front and center for the Tooele County School Board and a committee of parents and teachers. According to a Transcript-Bulletin article (“Board asks committee to...

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All high schools need a scholarship coordinator

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

All high schools need a scholarship coordinator

A quarter of a million dollars. That’s how much Grantsville High School students earned in college scholarships this school year. It sounded like an impressive amount of money until I heard that Stansbury High School students beat...

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A few complainers drowning out majority on SHS band issue

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

A few complainers drowning out majority on SHS band issue

What defines Stansbury High School? More aptly, who defines it? Most would agree it is the students. This is a new school that has not yet graduated its first class to attend all four years at the...

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Republican Party upholds values important to women

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Republican Party upholds values important to women

I belong to the gender against which, Democrats claim, Republicans are waging a war. The “war on women” sound bite wears thin because it implies the Democratic Party supports values important to women like me. I beg...

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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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