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Air passengers ought to be screened for identity too

Mar 12, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  If you want to board a commercial airliner anywhere in the world, you can expect pretty much the usual drill: Show identification and boarding pass, empty your ... [more]

Not alone in the universe?

Mar 12, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I am glad people like reading this monthly column in The Ranger and that you tell me that you read it. Nice to know.
I listen to a lot of public radio and ... [more]

Take it easy

Mar 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's all decide here and now to take the Federal/Monroe road work in stride

By now you have noticed, or soon will, that a very busy portion of a ... [more]

Democrats go courting as U.S. Senate control hangs in balance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter resurgence
Always thinking ahead, the stalwart editorial writer produced the following words Monday afternoon: "Spring doesn't arrive until the ... [more]

Ignorant, arrogant and proud

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Too often, that's the basic profile of John Q. American Public.

We live in an era of sound bites, largely devoid of context, substance or ... [more]

Why minimum wage threatens GOP

Mar 10, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  A frank admission: Political reporters, including yours truly, absolutely cherish exit polls of voters on election day.
Why? Because the people who are ... [more]

EPA opposition

Mar 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outcry over the Indian reservation border ruling is louder because of who made it

If the recent opinion by the Environmental Protection Agency that ... [more]

County's wellness program for insured workers a good step on a difficult path

Mar 7, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Would you pay more to be fat?
Conversely, would you like to pay less out of pocket for your health insurance if you are living a healthy lifestyle?
Fremont ... [more]

More CWC sports

Mar 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The announced expansion brings more than rah-rah benefits to campus

This week's announcement that Central Wyoming College is expanding its collegiate ... [more]

Congress as a group falls short of its members

Mar 6, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from ... [more]

Figuring out who we are

Mar 6, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Who I Am."
The subject is an assignment for the upcoming meeting of our Westword (not misspelled -- we're just creative) Writers group.
I'm expecting a ... [more]

Justice center money

Mar 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Russia sanctions easier said than done

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  The first step, a likely boycott of an international summit in Sochi, Russia, in June, is largely a public relations slap.

WASHINGTON -- As Russia ... [more]

March 5

Mar 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's our newspaper's birthday.

There had been numerous other newspapers in Riverton before March 5, 1953. On that day, the two survivors -- the weekly ... [more]

U.S. options on Syria all bad

Mar 4, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Faced with bad options in Syria, President Barack Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.
"Leading from behind," you'll ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lions and lambs
We've all heard the age-old proverb "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Old sayings don't get to be old sayings for ... [more]

GOP testing more-positive waters

Mar 3, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Last summer, House Speaker John Boehner sought to justify the minimal, often negative Republican congressional record.
"We should not be judged by how many ... [more]

When in doubt, just keep stalling

Mar 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  That's clearly the plan in Cheyenne over the Wyoming Supreme Court's ruling striking down SF104.

Horace Greeley is best known for his quote, "Go west ... [more]

Oscar night

Mar 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Find your favorite movie lines

The words and images from our favorite movies become part of our lives, our culture, our history and our nation. ... [more]

New food label a healthy update for consumers

Feb 28, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Food and Drug Administration has known for years that people who read nutrition labels eat healthier than those who don't.
But the FDA only last year ... [more]

Spelling champ, 40 years ago

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Forty years ago this week, my father took a picture. It's of me at age 12 (I became a teenager two weeks later), the day I won the Fremont County spelling ... [more]

State/federal cooperation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ... [more]

Putin won the Olympics, but he lost Ukraine

Feb 27, 2014 - By Frida Ghitis, McClatchy Newspapers:  Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted the Olympics to showcase his New Russia. The Sochi Olympics ended peacefully, and the games unfolded without any ... [more]

Our own Olympic events

Feb 27, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're talking some gold-medal couch leaping here

Last week was entertaining. My home is not Olympus, or even Sochi, and yet my oldest child has won a ... [more]

Police and addresses

Feb 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A year-end report shows an interesting quirk in statistics on liquor-related calls

An interesting point in reporter Alejandra Silva's story in ... [more]

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Obamacare will be in the picture, but it won't be the only election issue.

The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be ... [more]

Cuts vs. slowdowns

Feb 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's near the heart of debate on the big new defense bill

During his many battles over federal spending, former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson ... [more]

Now that drug lord Guzman is captured, let U.S. have him

Feb 25, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The capture of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman marks a significant turning point in cooperation between U.S. and Mexican counternarcotics agencies. Both ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming Olympians
Avid followers of the Olympic Games watched the extinguishing of the flame in Sochi with the usual touch of sadness Sunday. Two ... [more]