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When to discriminate

Two bills at the Legislature show the legal and philosophical contradictions at work

The Wyoming Legislature is exhibiting some confusion over the ...

Tuesday notes

Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ...

Recruiting an airline

Disastrous passenger figures at the airport prove that it must be done

Not that any more persuasion was required, but the year-and air passenger ...

Column subjects rarely get the picture

It's a simple reflection of life, where the people who need a solution the most are the last ones to see they have a problem.

Febreze is an enigma ...

More than just the game

Sports can provide a tie that binds us

"I hate the Super Bowl,'' my wife said just as I was settling in on the couch last Sunday.
Holy ...

Keep board votes public

Legislation that would permit secret voting ought to be allowed to die

If a piece of legislation that would permit public boards and commissions to ...

Energy from the winter carnival

We are all part of humanity's creative forces

Isn't Riverton's Wild West Winter Carnival fun? Activities like last weekend's ice artists on Main ...

A thousand cuts

That's how legislation to expand Medicaid in Wyoming might die

The Wyoming Legislature's path toward expanding access to Medicaid in the state grows ...

Mental health bill

It recognizes a serious problem and could better the situation

Well worth noting in the Wyoming Legislature amid the showy legislation about guns, ...

Tuesday notes

Phil says phooey
Here's our first weekday edition of February. New Year's is behind us, with thoughts of groundhogs and valentines at hand.
In ...

Hands-on learning is dying out

From discipline to education, we might benefit from a bit less protectiveness.

The boys had a name for it.When one of my football or basketball ...

Holiday and verse

The first is unofficial, and the second comes with an annual apology to poets

America's great, undeclared, mid-winter holiday -- Super Bowl Sunday -- ...

For new Congress, 'success' ought to mean some much better habits

With the 114th Congress under way, the political world is focused intently on the road ahead. Taxes, trade, immigration, climate change, job creation, the ...

Questions and the Marlboro Man

Smoking is a more complicated issue than we realize

Darrell Winfield had the most recognizable face of anyone who has ever lived in Riverton.
He was ...

A better year

New approaches to drunken vagrancy in Riverton have made real progress

Mark Twain is credited with saying, "Everybody talks about the weather, but ...

A mom's questions of time

I think I need a wormhole at 4 in the morning

Time is speeding up.
Whether this is true objectively or subjectively depends upon whether I've lost ...

Solution vs. problem

The same-sex marriage bill being aired in the Legislature doesn't have much going for it

There can be a tendency among Wyoming legislators, ...

Force and law enforcement

RPD report shows value of experience and the need for governments to prioritize it

There is good news in the Riverton Police Department's year-end ...

Getting the chances I didn't

I'm trying not to miss my daughter's activities

While sitting on the cushioned seats of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming ...

Tuesday notes

Time well spent?
Let's hope the Wyoming Legislature doesn't have to spend much time at all "debating" the place the jackalope deserves in the statutory ...

 
 

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