Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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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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Utah poised to become nation’s 8th Smokefree Workplace State

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Utah poised to become nation’s 8th Smokefree Workplace State

Decision rests with the Utah House of Representatives Last week, the Utah State Senate paved the way for Utah to become the nation’s 8th smokefree workplace state, joining California, Delaware, New York, Conneticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode...

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