Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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When did it become OK to be disagreeable?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

When did it become OK to be disagreeable?

Some 11 years ago, while making a speech to a large political group, I mentioned that I believed that there were only two things that would keep them from succeeding in their stated goals.  Those two things...

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Approval of Prop #6 provides better checks and balances

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Approval of Prop #6 provides better checks and balances

The length of the ballot received in last week’s mail is a bit overwhelming. The most important vote you cast, however, may well be on the backside of the ballot in the right top hand corner: Proposition...

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‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor’

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor’

Earlier this month, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn in as an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. I am not going to enter into a debate here as to whether or...

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The county’s best option for the worst-case scenario

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The county’s best option for the worst-case scenario

The system doesn’t make a difference. It’s who fills the seats that matters.” Aside from the overwhelming support of analyzing our form of county government, this was the most common statement I heard when my curiosity was...

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Please learn from our experiment gone wrong

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Please learn from our experiment gone wrong

To the citizens of Tooele County, Utah: My name is Curtis Wells and I’m the vice-chair of the Grand County Council. In 1992, Grand County changed from a three-member county commission to a 7-member council with a...

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Three-member Tooele County Commission is at end-of-useful life

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Three-member Tooele County Commission is at end-of-useful life

The current form of our Tooele County Government has a direct impact on the overall quality of our life we share within Tooele County today, 20 years from now and 50 years from now.  Therein lay my...

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Archbishop Carlo Vigano is putting ‘pedal to the metal’

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Archbishop Carlo Vigano is putting ‘pedal to the metal’

“Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves” (Genesis 3:7).  We know that as soon as Adam and...

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Why the UTA Board is vital to our county’s future

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Why the UTA Board is vital to our county’s future

Tooele County is growing and we feel the impacts associated with this growth everyday. There are more cars driving on the roads, people shopping at the stores, and children attending school. We are the 7th fastest-growing county...

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‘Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness…’

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

‘Have mercy on me, God, in your goodness…’

In light of (or in the darkness of) the latest priest scandal in Pennsylvania, it is imperative that we address and re-address this issue by recognizing, first and foremost, that this is not just a scandal within...

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Tariff to punish Canada won’t create more newsprint jobs

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Tariff to punish Canada won’t create more newsprint jobs

It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington, D.C. If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is...

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