Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Keep Tooele Valley one of the best places in the world

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Keep Tooele Valley one of the best places in the world

On April 22 we will celebrate the 49th Earth Day. The first one was organized by Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson in 1970 as an environmental teach-in. It is estimated that 20 million people participated nationwide. As a...

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How parents can help their children truly succeed in life

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

How parents can help their children truly succeed in life

Back in 1993, there was a TV movie called, “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom.” The plot of the story was this: Wanda Halloway tried to hire a hit man to kill both...

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Here’s what you need to know about us ‘flaggers’

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Here’s what you need to know about us ‘flaggers’

My wife is a member of the local Facebook page. Few days go by when she doesn’t read about the problems of driving in and out of Tooele Valley on state Route 36. I drive it myself...

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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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