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The labyrinth and the maze

Enter one to lose yourself, the other to find

I'm sure some readers would agree I sometimes write myself into a maze. They're lucky if I don't take ...

The test of independence

Scotland is voting today, but the lure of breaking away is universal

Poll places in Scotland's fascinating national referendum on independence are ...

A lame excuse

Explaining away the injury of a child as family tradition is unacceptable

"That's how I was raised."
Adrian Peterson, the all-pro football player of ...

Tuesday notes

To freeze or not to freeze
Did it freeze hard enough Thursday night/Friday morning to end the growing season? Some say yes, some say no, which means it ...

'Fish don't vote, but states do'

On a trip to Pearl Harbor, there were still some things for this history major to learn.

This is a first in my column-writing career. These words ...

Campaign money

In our state and county, the billionaires haven't taken over the elections yet

Readers from another state might well be amused to read our ...

It was one great halftime show

I stepped out for a look at the year's last 'supermoon'

Monday night was another "supermoon," the last of three this summer.
It also was the first ...

Optional 1 percent sales tax revenue is coming in, and it's going right back out

Here in red-state Wyoming, it's not often that one hears ...

Shopping isn't what it used to be

Perhaps taking four small children to the store with me has something to do with it.

Today is a day for admissions --and I'm not talking about school ...

No magic formula

Obama's plan to fight IS is based on determination and cooperation

Anyone hoping for a spectacular, groundbreaking announcement Wednesday by ...

My Little League coach was right

Unfortunately, it had been more than 40 years since the lesson

Things you learn when you see a foul ball hit by Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado ...

Ray Rice

The football player's brutal attack of a woman is a wake-up call on domestic violence

Ray Rice was quite well-known as a professional football ...

Tuesday notes

Bracing ourselves
Summer still has about two weeks left, officially. This year's first day of autumn is Sept 22.
But it's going to stop feeling ...

Why teach? Sometimes the answer is obvious

On Tuesday, one of my for Shoshoni High School students takes command of a Virginia-class nuclear submarine.

When people ask young teachers why they ...

Helping out

Trails development project is good mix of federal and private cooperation

Nobody is writing Valentines to the federal government these days, but ...

Sage grouse and Fremont County

Whether the bird survives in the wild may come down to us

The fate of sage grouse in Wyoming --and perhaps the entire United States --likely will ...

Alleys and dumpsters

The city ought to keep open the option of limited dumpster service

The problem faced by the City of Riverton in municipal trash collection involving ...

Challenges women can meet

I've always felt we were endowed with leadership qualities often unrecognized or not put to use where they could make a difference.

Isn't this an ...

Can we be just a hologram?

Holy matrix! Do we live in a hologram? What's a hologram?
One scientist used the hologram you see on your credit cards to describe the idea. I guess that's ...

Off with their heads

Reporters used to be cultivated by rebellious militants, not killed by them

Cutting the heads off of reporters is a new and, at least historically, ...

 
 

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