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Sternberg's stunner

Nov 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The University of Wyoming's new president is gone before Thanksgiving

Bob Sternberg won't be turning Wyoming into the best land-grant university in ... [more]

Obamacare asks too much of Washington

Nov 14, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a great advance in fostering access to medical insurance. It would contain costs, guarantee coverage, simplify ... [more]

Would we give what they gave?

Nov 14, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Ask yourself the question, and help a veteran

I've wondered for some time why we humans seem to think life on Earth began when we did.
It's probably ... [more]

New sheriff in town

Nov 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  First-year UW president Robert Sternberg isn't afraid of friction

University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg has turned some heads in his first ... [more]

Zero tolerance for bullying is the only answer

Nov 13, 2013 - By Darryl Lorenzo, Wellington McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  We need to stop school bullying.
More than 3 million students suffer from bullying each year. And a whopping 160,000 students a day miss school because of the ... [more]

Moving the needle forward

Nov 13, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The good news: Wyoming kids overall are doing better than the national average in school.
The not so good news: four of the seven worst-performing school ... [more]

Soldier, rest

Nov 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This Veterans Day probably was the first without any World War I troops

Sir Walter Scott found success writing both narrative poetry and adventure ... [more]

Experts hope sugar, salt next on FDA list

Nov 12, 2013 - By Melissa Healy, MCT News Service:  Now that the Food and Drug Administration has moved to banish most trans fats from the nation's diet, some public health advocates are hopeful that two other ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A matter of definition
After being short-changed out of our normally fine weather thanks to the wintry conditions that pervaded the season change in ... [more]

Cruz may prove doubters wrong in '16

Nov 10, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Remember, the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is not going to be decided by elected Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Here in Washington, ... [more]

Sing your Strong Heart Song

Nov 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And honor the immense, quiet strength of mothers whose children go to war.

A little girl walked down the ridge on a hot day in late June with her ... [more]

The tide

Nov 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is no stopping the energetic effect of American immigration

The most vexing questions about immigration do not apply so strongly in Wyoming as ... [more]

A wild party, cemetery-style

Nov 8, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Mountain View Cemetery it wasn't.
My mind's eye has a clear picture of what a cemetery should be. Until last weekend, that picture was Mountain View -- the ... [more]

Blockbuster

Nov 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Gerald Uden is an extraordinary man, in the most terrible of ways

Lots of headlines have crossed our newspaper's front page through the decades, but ... [more]

I'm the capital of the state of hormones

Nov 7, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  In my late-pregnancy days, it's not hard to get me worried

The other day I was cooking up some lasagna, fantasizing about a pair of boots my feet ... [more]

Save the firefighters work

Nov 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  They would rather not have to fight a fire at your house, so change your detector batteries

News flash: The fire department does not want to come to ... [more]

That's Venus to the west in earlier darkness

Nov 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  The twice yearly resetting of our time pieces has occurred again, and we get a few more minutes of daylight in the early morning and less evening sunlight. The ... [more]

Still cheering

Nov 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Robert A. Peck Arts Center marks its 30th birthday in style

Longtime Central Wyoming College music professor Bob Hussa did a good and interesting ... [more]

Tea party struggles against racist labeling

Nov 5, 2013 - By Lauren Loricchio, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  What snow?
For once this fall, the threatened winter-like snowstorm didn't hit the Wind River Basin. In case you've been traveling in a warmer place ... [more]

Dems, don't pop the champagne yet

Nov 4, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The numbers for the Republican Party are beyond discouraging. The Grand Old Party is hemorrhaging support.
In the most recent Wall Street Journal-NBC News ... [more]

When privileged men went to war

Nov 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It used to be commonplace, but now it is all but unheard of.

Sept. 2, 1944, could be viewed as a major turning point for the United States of ... [more]

What did we expect?

Nov 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is no one to blame for intrusive electronic spying but ourselves

A boy grips a baseball, hurls it toward the kitchen window, and then is ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Weebles, reflective fire engines, and the old days of uranium

Nov 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  At a recent Friday night football game at Wolverine Field, as I was working the end zone with my camera, some younger boys were having fun with the "weebles." ... [more]

FDA decision on painkiller is questionable

Nov 1, 2013 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  The United States consumes 99 percent of the hydrocodone used in the world. Opioids are over-prescribed and frequently abused. Overdoses from narcotic ... [more]

Trains are not the issue

Nov 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Objectors to shipping Wyoming coal to the Pacific ports need a better argument

The news these days is full of updates on the decline in the great ... [more]

Halloween on the prairie

Oct 31, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Somehow, we found a way to make it fun

Do I realize that this column hits print on Halloween? That it could fall victim to a heap of melting ... [more]

Is now the time to slash money for food stamps?

Oct 31, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Members of the U.S. House and Senate are meeting this week to reconcile disparate farm bills. The prospects are not pretty. Though the bills are similar in ... [more]

Throwing money

Oct 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes it really can solve a problem

A popular cliché spouted off by certain political leaders goes something like "you can't solve a problem ... [more]

Bad days and silver linings

Oct 30, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Why did the dog have a bad bowel accident on the very day that my wife and I were leaving for a week of vacation?
And why does the copy machine jam just ... [more]