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Quotes of the week

“We think that with the price that we’ve offered, we can make this thing work given the opportunity and time to do so.”
Developer Steve Tingle
On plan to bring a new retail development to county-owned Summit Corporate Center
“If we set it up so it doesn’t lead to citizenship, but it allows people to stay here and work while following the law, we won’t be that far off.”
U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson
On immigration reform and programs to help workers stay in the country legally

“We need to show that we’re doing everything possible to guarantee the safety of our children.”
School Board Chair Richard Miller
On communicating with parents about safety concerns in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting

“God gave us all two kidneys, and we only need one.”
Dana Christner
On donating a kidney to save the life of her sister, Geri Whalen

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