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The Cindy Hill charade continues

Near the end of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" a study in duplicity takes place. As the people at the government camp hold a dance, a police squad ...

Are Wyoming girls playing it safe?

Not a single Wyoming girl took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in high school in 2013.

What do girls want?
The answer in Wyoming, it ...

The packed gym

Two old rivals gave the best they had Thursday, as they always do

In one sense it's true that basketball games between Riverton High School and ...

Lessons in the bedlam from Benghazi

Bravely working on the front lines of upheaval after the assassination of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. diplomats and security officers lost their ...

Cabin fever, and expecting twins

I must admit that, at the moment, I don't have much to report for the sake of this column.
As a stay-at-home mom, my literary musings arise from ...

No medal required

Congress members will boast about finally passing a budget, but they shouldn't

In the next day or two, after the U.S. Senate completes congressional ...

New year, old habits, night skies

Make the most of the cold, and look up once in a while

It's a new year. We have all taken notice of the change of 2013 to 2014. I don't write as many ...

Door-to-door

Riverton residents now have some protection against unwanted exposure to door-to-door salespeople.
The newly passed ordinance probably doesn't go as far as ...

Like it or not, Rodman is the American who has North Korea's earg age to 18

Dennis Rodman's unlikely basketball diplomacy to North Korea brings new meaning to the term "globetrotter."
Like the world-famous Harlem team, Mr. Rodman has ...

Tuesday notes

Nature's blow dryer
There was very good reason to think the snow that fell in the first week of the year might stay on the ground for many weeks to ...

A tribute to 'the big sophomore'

Uncle Gene could load a 55-gallon oil drum -- full-- into the back of a pickup truck.

My cousin Ron was playing basketball for Midwest at the opening ...

An idea that has united America

Even though cellphone calls on airline flights are legal, nobody wants them.

We finally have good news from and for our broken, polarized and ...

State's top news

Something missing from all the year-in-review coverage of 2013 was the ranking of the top Wyoming news stories of the year. Associated Press member newspapers, ...

Congress' job: Extend benefits for unemployed

Congress is finally grappling with an issue it should have dealt with before members rushed out on Christmas vacation: extending unemployment benefits.
There ...

Cheney not yet ready for Wyoming

No, Liz Cheney won't be a U.S. Senator from Wyoming.
At least not for now.
She announced a few days ago that she was dropping her challenge to Republican ...

Making the mail

A postal deadline change was a huge problem initially, but we have fixed it

Observant readers might have noticed that we are no longer including the ...

Trust must be foundation of all our dealings

Of all the numbers thrown at us over the course of last year, one stands out for me. I fervently hope we can avoid repeating it this year.
That number is 12. ...

Happy new year, 11 inches deep

Didn't we always know Wyoming weather was capricious, tricky, and undependable? Then came Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
I climbed out of bed that morning and pulled ...

Fifty years on

The smoking report and 'war on poverty' show pros and cons of government intervention

The nearly simultaneous anniversaries of two major federal ...

More people getting insured, but are there enough docs to handle it?

WASHINGTON -- Signing up for health insurance on the new state and federal exchanges was supposed to be the easy part of the Affordable Care Act. But the really ...

 
 

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