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Rep. Nelson gives report on 2019 Utah Legislature

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Rep. Nelson gives report on 2019 Utah Legislature

Following each legislative session, I provide a report to my constituents in Tooele and Millard counties, and portions of Juab, Utah and Beaver counties. I feel privileged to serve you in the Utah House of Representatives and...

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Outreach against hate crimes begins with you and me

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Outreach against hate crimes begins with you and me

As of three weeks ago, the name “Jussie Smollett” would have been known only by the fans of the TV series, “Empire.” But since Smollett decided to take matters into his own hands by staging a “hate...

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When will we act with compassion toward the unborn?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

When will we act with compassion toward the unborn?

Psalm 127:3 says that life is a gift from the Lord. We see in Genesis that God created life. I certainly believe that is true because for all of their efforts over the centuries scientists have never...

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High density at Overlake is too much in too little space

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

High density at Overlake is too much in too little space

When my family decided to make the move to Tooele almost 17 years ago, we were teased a lot by family in other areas of Utah about our choice. Tooele? Why Tooele? When I have been down...

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Public is worried about actions by developers and county

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Public is worried about actions by developers and county

This piece was written in response to an article published in the Transcript Bulletin on Nov. 27, 2018, under the headline, “Erda developer worried public misunderstands his project plans.” There is a lot of resentment and feeling...

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With development, let’s slow down and do it right

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

With development, let’s slow down and do it right

Over the past 17 years, I have lived all over Tooele Valley and I love it. There is a need for all kinds of housing in our valley and lucky for us, we have a large valley...

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This is a momentous decision for Tooele County

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

This is a momentous decision for Tooele County

This election, Tooele County’s citizens have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to choose how our county’s government is structured. A five-member council with a professional county manager will provide a more responsive government better equipped to manage our rapidly...

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The person you choose really makes the difference

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The person you choose really makes the difference

For the first time in our history, Tooele County residents are faced with a choice that would change our government for generations to come. As one of the original study committee members, I oppose Proposition 6 for...

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Change of government doesn’t change the nature of people

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Change of government doesn’t change the nature of people

Let me say at the outset that I know the Tooele County Form of Government Study Committee worked hard to come up with its recommendation, and the fact that I strenuously disagree with the committee’s conclusion should...

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Comments left readers with skewed, inaccurate impression

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Comments left readers with skewed, inaccurate impression

Dear Citizens of Tooele County,  My name is Mary McGann and I am the chair of the Grand County Council. I was voted into office by a large majority of Grand County voters. Thus, the majority of...

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