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VA must act now to restore lost confidence

The Department of Veterans Affairs' treatment of former service members remains a national disgrace and a betrayal of veterans, who deserve timely medical ...

Preserving the value of the vote

Let's remember who backed the illegal SF104, the 'Hill Bill'

I proudly stand with Mom Case on this matter: Voting is indeed a privilege.
Though a ...

Dubois hits 100

And the community newspaper there marks the occasion well

Thursday is the 100th anniversary of the third-largest of Fremont County's six ...

If Hillary is running, she ought to say so this year

Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president.
"If you really want to do something, if you believe you're the right person to ...

Jobs numbers

They are disputed nationally at every turn, but the local figures don't lie

Both Fremont County and Wyoming can take encouragement from the newest ...

In high court's same-sex marriage debate, both sides invoke Kennedy

WASHINGTON -- The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marriage. To counter ...

Tuesday notes

Winter's cling
We delve into recent history for the following quote from Tuesday notes exactly one week ago today:
"'Let all thy joys be as the month ...

Treasure, and time, in a kitchen crevice

Oh, the things you find between the dishwasher and the wall.

In July of 2012 Voyager I became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. ...

Knowing character when you see it

Personal political scandals have a typical script: penitent wrongdoer is diagnosed with a previously unnoticed medical condition and, almost miraculously, ...

Ask Mom

Our species can do many thing the others can't. Three of them are inquire, remember and reminisce. On this Mothers Day, we ought to do all three.
Few people ...

Ignorance can help bring measles back

The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is ...

A strange way to celebrate 111 years

Earth's oldest man says he's lived so long because he never had children.

Alexander Imich celebrated his 111th birthday a few days ago.
That makes ...

Raising the center pole

Benghazi is about to become a circus, with risks and rewards for all sides

The circus is coming to town. In this case, the circus isn't Barnum & ...

Gerrymandering lets politicians pick voters, not other way around

Can you imagine a baseball game where every stadium had its own rules?
Now imagine that the rules are not just set by the home team, but that the home team ...

Whole syllables are left silent

Yes, I am trying to learn to speak French

A friend's recent move to Europe has sparked in me the interest to learn French.
There are a few reasons ...

E-cigs and schools

The reasons for prohibition are straightforward and legitimate

A few days ago a national news report stated that "for public school districts with ...

No need to leave Earth to enjoy sky

I listen to the radio when I drive. I like NPR, and it usually has some gems of information that I then like to blather about in conversations. Recently there ...

Climate assessment

The new report sparks a familiar quarrel -- and a good question

The release Tuesday of the third National Climate Assessment led to a predictable ...

State-by-state differences in Obamacare sign-up affect rates

WASHINGTON -- Signs-ups for insurance through President Barack Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online ...

Tuesday notes

The new month
"Let all thy joys be as the month of May," wrote the poet. He must have been thinking about our first May weekend in the Wind River ...

 
 

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