Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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More important things than money in county coffers

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

More important things than money in county coffers

Thank you for your April 3, 2018, editorial, entitled “Eye On the Ball.” It expressed well many of the thoughts I have had recently about development in Tooele County. Too many times over the last several years,...

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As I look out past my fence at a lonely fire hydrant

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

As I look out past my fence at a lonely fire hydrant

Take a look around Tooele Valley and what do you see? You see a gravel pit down south that was supposed to close down when the real estate development project it was created to supply was finished. It’s...

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Let’s demonstrate to the state that the process works

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Let’s demonstrate to the state that the process works

In January 2017, I was selected to serve as a volunteer on the Tooele County Government Study Committee. The committee was designated to research the county’s current three-member commission-form of government, and make recommendations as to what...

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Threat of violence, even by a child, should be against the law

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Threat of violence, even by a child, should be against the law

On Feb. 26, the Tooele County School District held a public meeting to discuss student safety in our 26 local schools. The impression given to those in attendance was that the district and Tooele law enforcement are...

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Nelson gives report on ‘action-packed’ Legislature

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Nelson gives report on ‘action-packed’ Legislature

After another action-packed legislative session, I offer this report of session highlights to my constituents in Tooele and Millard Counties and portions of Juab, Utah, and Beaver Counties. I am grateful to local county, city, and school...

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Principles, not props, are what make America great

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Principles, not props, are what make America great

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump placed his hand on a book he had never read, didn’t understand, and had no intention of understanding. He then proceeded to take a solemn oath he took as seriously...

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So what truly is the spiritual state of our nation?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

So what truly is the spiritual state of our nation?

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address. I didn’t watch his speech, but as usual, I read about the highlights from a few different sources that offer various perspectives on the issues...

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Who really needs to follow County laws?

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Who really needs to follow County laws?

We, as citizens, must follow our current Tooele County laws; however, our current/past elected/appointed leaders of the County do not follow the same laws. I have witnessed this action personally multiple times throughout the last 25 years. The...

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The Reformation is still all about Jesus

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

The Reformation is still all about Jesus

On Oct. 31, 1517, in Wittenberg, Germany, Martin Luther posted his thoughts about some theological topics and the practices of the Church. That simple action began the Reformation — a movement that changed Western society. One man...

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Respect at a cost to others is disrespect

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Respect at a cost to others is disrespect

Call it by any name you want, but lack of civility, courtesy, manners or peaceful considerations are driving Tooele County folks toward costly legal entanglements (see Tooele Transcript Bulletin issues of Aug. 15 and Sept. 5, 12,...

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