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Capitol suit not about who attended what

Editor:
To me, the excuse "you weren't at any of the meetings" isn't enough to just sweep the lawsuit about possible problems with the Capitol Square project ...

'Tirade' against official for technical foul a 'total injustice'

Editor:
Ok, Scott Akenewich. I read your tirade against the WHSSA and the officiating in the state semi-final game between the Wyoming Indian girls and ...

CARE Act an important and welcome new statute

Editor:
Wyoming has become the 20th state in the nation to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act.
Passed unanimously by the Wyoming ...

State might have opportunity for a real presidential primary

Editor:
I was very confused by the Fremont County Republican caucus last week.
This will be my first election voting in Wyoming. IR00;went to the caucus but ...

Column on state through fresh eyes 'so true'

Editor:
Robert H. Peck's column about Wyoming as seen through the eyes of someone from another state is so true.
Once I was in New Mexico visiting a friend, ...

Think long and hard before legalizing marijuana in state, even for medical purposes

Editor:
Our State of Wyoming is pondering whether or to support the legalization of medical marijuana.There is a petition being circulated for just this ...

Truck situation deserved more than a 'drive-by' from police

Editor:
Recently I called the Riverton Police Department about a person in my neighborhood revving a semi truck up so loud it woke everyone in my house up. It ...

Sentence of life with parole worth exploring in Wyoming

Editor:
I am asking your readers to consider the concept of authorizing life with parole.
Such a law would not guarantee release of anyone, but would reduce ...

Stop the Capitol 'boondoggle' if it's not too late

Editor:
Before it is too late, they should stop this half-billion dollars in remodeling of the Wyoming State Capitol and put that money back into the services ...

More money for UW sports not high priority

Editor:
I can't see how it can be justified to put millions of dollars more into sports teams and buildings at the University of Wyoming when other programs ...

'Soon the better' getting state lawmakers back to the Capitol

Editor:
IR00;was in Cheyenne mid-February in order to observe some of the Wyoming Legislature (really to see my granddaughter, who was there with a youth ...

Pro-growth path vital to 'right the wrongs done to the West'

Editor:
Reviewing the executive's past seven years of manufacturing regulations, designating land unilaterally, empowering Washington, killing energy jobs, ...

Internet and its impacts are 'out of control'

Editor:
Reading about the "Internet revenge bill" that the Wyoming legislators are debating, I wondered how something like this could ever be considered legal ...

Cutting education money has a long-lasting effect on youth

Editor:
From following the Wyoming Legislature so far, it looks like public education will be taking some severe cuts in the budget.
This is a mistake, in my ...

State's residents would benefit from passage of Senate File 8

Editor:
It's a critical time to contact your Wyoming House of Representative member - now that the Wyoming Senate approvedSenate File 8 - a bill to create a ...

Use the state's big rainy day money 'to help Wyoming'

Editor:
My feeling on the state of Wyoming's big "rainy day" fund is this. Use it to help Wyoming.
When the people of this state are struggling because they ...

Liz Cheney 'will need to convince Wyoming voters' of her dedication

Editor:
I am just one person, but I feel the same way about Liz Cheney now as I did two years ago when she tried to defeat Sen. Mike Enzi, who is an excellent ...

Coal's Expanding Medicaid will 'return Wyoming taxpayer dollars to state'

Editor:
The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association, the trade association representing more than 450 hotels and restaurants across Wyoming voted to ...

1 percent tax jobs are a 'big improvement'

Editor:
It was interesting to me to read about all the ways the 1-percent sales tax was used for streets and alleys, etc., around town. They got a lot more ...

State spending on UW sports is important for competitiveness

Editor:
The people of Wyoming might have heard or read about a proposal before the Wyoming Legislature to allocate a total of $8 million to match private ...

 
 

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