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John Saltas is a lamb eating, Bingham Canyon native, City Weekly feller who'd rather be in Greece.

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  • Ask Burgess
  • Ask Burgess

      Last week, I asked readers to submit any questions they had for U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens, so we can print them for him. The reason, ostensibly, is because Owens hasn't been forthcoming when it comes to issues that Utahns want to know.
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  • Ask Burgess
  • Ask Burgess

      No one I know has ever seen him in downtown, and yet, he's my rep. He will be on the government dole long after he denies Utahns the similar privilege of having any social dividends provided by Dyadya Sem, I mean, Uncle Sam.
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  • On Your Mark
  • On Your Mark

    I grew up in in Bingham Canyon, one of the manliest of man places around.
      It really was. Nearly all of the men worked hard at dangerous jobs in the Kennecott copper mine.
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  • Us vs Us
  • Us vs Us

      One of the damning nuances of print publications is that in this era of fast-release news on the internet and over social media, by the time someone reads what is written, it will be, as they say, yesterday's news.
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  • Sliced and Diced
  • Sliced and Diced

      I've never been one to exalt when good things happen. It's been many years since even my youngest child was born, so I barely remember the celebration after each arrived.
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  • History Fail
  • History Fail

    Painkillers and opioid drugs
      Over the past couple of weeks, I've written about the cervical-disk fusion surgery I've recently undergone and naturally used the space to segue into the mysterious world of painkillers and opioid drugs.
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  • Fool Me Twice
  • Fool Me Twice

      My newly educated self reads directions much better than my old self, so those meds are heading to a take-back disposal center. Sorry, illicit opioid supply chain.
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  • Pill Popping
  • Pill Popping

      Other times I have to read something over and over to get even the most basic salient points—like wondering recently, "Gary Herbert. Gary Herbert. Hmmm. Why does that name ring a bell?"
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  • Herd Mentality
  • Herd Mentality

      Not that long ago, half the people in Utah balked at taking any precautions against COVID-19. They didn't like masks. They wanted their "freedoms."
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