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The changed presidency

On Monday, many Americans get the day off work in observance of the national holiday honoring America's presidents. Presidents Day comes during a period in our ...

Senate correct to tackle sex assault epidemic in the military

The way sexual assaults are handled in the military is a disaster -- even the top brass concede this point. The Associated Press provided more evidence of that ...

Ten thoughts on love

It's a mix of romance and common sense

Valentine's Day is here, and it made me think back to high school girlfriends.
High school is the often the ...

Committees, amendments

The Cindy Hill case hits a couple of (mild) stumbling blocks at the Capitol

The Wyoming Legislature staggered a couple of steps in the right ...

There's a limit to how much secrecy we can stand

Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world to keep the nation prepared and ...

No corny love song at my house

But this Valentine's Day, there is plenty of love

With Valentine's Day imminent, we face a time during which a couple must discern the state of its ...

Autopsies add up

The numbers in support of a regional pathology center in our county do too

The more Fremont County learns about the prospect of headquartering a ...

Shirley Temple turned her fame into second act

Americans who learned of the death Monday of Shirley Temple Black at age 85 will recall her varied career as an actress, singer, dancer and, later, U.S. ...

Losing propositions

Legal pot failed, and gay marriage likely will, but it's better to confront these issue than ignore them

The Wyoming Legislature is at the point of ...

Football player who came out showed courage

Michael Sam has courage. Good for him. And now, good luck.
Sam is the All-American football player from the University of Missouri who announced over the ...

Tuesday notes

All Olympics
The opening ceremonies of the Olympics have become spectacular shows over the past 20 years or so, but the grandest spectacles have been ...

Needed on tax reform: a smart tiger

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 -- which dramatically cut individual rates, lowering the top rate paid from 50 percent to 28 percent, while closing down nearly $200 ...

Court slapped 'good ol' boys' on Hill

Now they are trying every stalling tactic in the book.

Remember those catchy little cartoons from your childhood that appeared just after you ...

Save our air service

Let's leave no stone unturned

Anyone hoping that 2014 would bring better air service at our county's only commercial airport is having a bad new year ...

Cold weather and macho men

Of course you aren't complaining about the cold weather.
Real Wyoming residents tough it out.
I used to do that.
In my first newspaper job just south of Sun ...

What's what

Interpretations vary on the EPA ruling, as well they might

Opinions, conclusions and misinformation are permeating the atmosphere of comment and ...

More reasons to build pipeline than not to

Environmentalists have made the Keystone XL Pipeline project a litmus test for President Barack Obama and anyone else with an opinion on climate ...

Put love into more than words

How do you say "I love you?"
Is there a right way? A wrong way? A best way?
Or just a sincere way?
Many of us use the term quite generously these days. And ...

The games

The Winter Olympics seem less about sports than ever

In Wyoming, we can identify with the Winter Olympics in a way that a lot of the nation can't. ...

Abortion going in the preferred direction: down

As president, Bill Clinton often stated his view that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," a summation that reflected the public's generally mixed ...

 
 

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