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No paper Friday
From the department of newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Friday in commemoration of Independence Day, a ...

Air service crisis

Other places are trying things we need to consider

The ongoing, statewide crisis of deteriorating airline service is sparking cooperative efforts ...

There's history in the basement

I've found treasures during otherwise mundane manual labor.

It was one of my least-favorite jobs as summer help at the old Wind River Elementary / ...

Selling a candidate isn't like selling beer

Actually, political advertising is worse, and more harmful.

You've heard the argument: About two-thirds of a total of $5.19 billion spent on ...

Cats are part of the Wyoming economy

Lessons of economic interconnectedness are everywhere

Until The Ranger's Mining and Energy edition hit the coffee table, I hadn't thought about the ...

Court says EPA authority broad but not limitless

The U.S. Supreme Court got it right this week when it upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions -- but also ...

Chauncey and Edgar

Thursday's storm most definitely was something you don't see every day

Readers of a certain age will recognize the following quote from the old ...

At last, a real courtroom win for our privacy

Finally, a victory for personal privacy.
In an era of increasing government intrusion into the lives of the governed, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ...

Road work inspired yard work

Have you noticed how Riverview Road is beginning to take on the shape of a fine city street?
No? Has the construction road shaken your brains until you hear ...

National mammal

Our celebration of the bison hardly jibes with its treatment in the past

The push nationally to declare the bison the national mammal of United ...

Best bet against ISIS? It might wreck itself

The group threatening to overthrow Iraq is so extremist that even al-Qaida expelled it earlier this year for being too violent against fellow ...

No pigeon holes

Primary elections in other states aren't giving a clear picture, but there are lessons

Another primary election, another confounding result for those ...

Energy industry watching new Iraq turmoil

WASHINGTON -- Oil markets are watching in alarm as Sunni militants sweep through northern Iraq, creating havoc and endangering the country's revival into a ...

Tuesday notes

Summer
The first weekend of summer didn't arrive in a blast furnace, thank goodness, nor does its first full week threaten to overwhelm with heat. ...

Republicans spooked by Cantor's defeat

Let's be perfectly blunt. Ever since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia primary to the underfunded Dave Brat, we political pundits (yes, I'm a ...

A new buzz cut every week

The clippers my dad used were eerily similar to those found around the fair building during livestock shows.

One of the intrigues, not necessarily ...

Beetles and the economy

Tree-fall hazards threaten to dent the Wyoming outdoor season

When a Wyoming resident or visitor imagines a mountain hike, a day of fishing or ...

A captured Libyan might shed light on Benghazi

The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to ...

Some bedfellows we don't need

The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ...

Better have Plan B

Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ...

 
 

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