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Sevier County Facing 70% Property Tax Hike as Coal Monies Dry Up

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Michael Orton – Utah Political Capitol

In arguably what is one of Utah’s most rural and beautiful valleys in all of the American west, an ugly reality lurks behind the smiles, social pleasantries, and the traditional work ethic of its more than twenty thousand residents.

This tranquil little valley has endured a monthly suicide within its small population for the past fourteen years and that grim statistic may not change anytime soon. Now, increasing economic pressures appear to be closing-in fast.

As those in community leadership roles continue to search for an enduring solution to this morbid problem, recent economic misfortune, coupled with past mistakes, would indicate that social stress may actually increase in the immediate future. (…)

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