Jan 18, 2013 - By David Lauter and Melanie Mason, MCT Washington Bureau:  A less-ambitious effort to strengthen the background check system passed the Senate in 1999, after the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, but ... [more]
Jan 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 'Hill bill' flies in the face of what most legislators claim to believe
Jan 17, 2013 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  Just 33 days after a school massacre in Newtown, Conn., claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators, President Barack Obama presented a ... [more]
Jan 17, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  We're doing it indoors, minus the cable TV
Jan 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's the oft-repeated reading goal for kids in 2013 -- and the newspaper can help
Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  I can tell the public doesn't like this. I have had a couple of e-mails in favor (of the bill), and most of those people in favor have intimate knowledge of ... [more]
Jan 16, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- A month after an elementary school massacre pushed gun control back onto the public agenda, some of the key proposals being discussed ... [more]
Jan 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Powell makes Special Olympics 'official'
Jan 15, 2013 - By The Los Angeles Times:  For all of our sophisticated medical care, Americans can expect shorter lives and more health troubles than the people of other well-off nations, according to ... [more]
Jan 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hot stuff
Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Modern technology keeps old entertainment alive -- and it's usually better.
Jan 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's good reason to spare it from the state budget cleaver
Jan 14, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  A year ago, we predicted President Barack Obama would edge Mitt Romney 48-47 with 286 electoral votes, plus we'd get a Democratic Senate and Republican House; ... [more]
Jan 11, 2013 - By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- After first indicating it would grant driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants who have received two-year deferrals from deportation, the ... [more]
Jan 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The bill to strip power from the state superintendent is dangerous and premature
Jan 10, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Last month, a survey by Indiana University's Center on Congress found that a mere 9 percent of those in a recent poll approved of Congress's job performance -- ... [more]
Jan 10, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  We're better when we tune in to our positives
Jan 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The objective is to enumerate the homeless in Fremont County
Jan 9, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  It turned cold at the end of December, so you have probably been looking at stars from inside through a window. I don't blame you. It does seem sometimes that ... [more]
Jan 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Enzi, others show courage
Jan 8, 2013 - By Cindy Hill:  As I travel the highways of Wyoming, I find a great number of Wyoming educators and parents see their schools as models for the rest of the state and the ... [more]
Jan 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thawed out
Jan 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  But the story of our Christmas calf could have been worse.
Jan 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Take the session seriously, lawmakers, and keep Wyoming issues uppermost
Jan 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Politically, the 213th Congress that was sworn in Thursday won't be much of a change from the less-than-stellar 212th Congress it replaces: ... [more]
Jan 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Try this top-10 list on for size
Jan 3, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  My voice says 'good morning,' but my breath says 'bring it'
Jan 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's no room anymore for wisecracks about violence at school
Jan 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Our community ... has to pull together and work together to reduce this mortality rate.
Jan 2, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.