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Pot expert in demand as states eye legalization

SEATTLE -- Allen St. Pierre went to work at NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, when the United States was in ...

Rainy day funds

It's time to define what they are for, and what they aren't

Recurring debate in Wyoming is warming again on the purpose of the state's enormous ...

How to coach in a blowout

Whether you're on the top or the bottom, it's just plain hard to manage.

This has been a year of blowouts in local high school football.
Aside ...

No go, Joe

The Dem debate didn't provide much of an opening for Biden

National news reports remain full of speculation that Vice President Joseph Biden ...

Using humor for survival

Have you heard of Sherman Alexie?
If you're an avid reader, you may have. If not, you might benefit by getting to know him. It wouldn't really matter if you ...

Struggle sold separately

Wind River Job Corps is off to a good start, including a realistic disclaimer

Lenita Jacobs-Simmons traveled a long way to help cut the ribbon at ...

More things to more people

Central Wyoming College bears that burden in a changing world

Half a century ago, when Central Wyoming College was still a fresh dot on the ...

Tuesday notes

Jack who?
What a growing season we're having in the Wind River Basin. Later this week we'll arrive at the midway point of October, and we haven't had ...

Always searching for Utopia

The problem with these idealized concepts is the participation of imperfect human beings.

A century ago utopia was a real concept, striven for by ...

Outlasting the experts

Newspapers have proved their staying power for 400 years

Predicting the demise of the newspaper has been a popular topic for centuries.
That's ...

A job to avoid

Congress is in disarray as Republicans struggle unexpectedly to find a new speaker

Most registered voters in Fremont County are Republicans. While ...

We all know the Oregon shooter

Gun-friendly Wyoming could be a leader on positive changes

The damaged young man who shot up Umpqua Community College in Oregon a few days ago, ...

We're part of the big picture

Sometimes that's not so easy to recognize
As a writer, one of my hobbies is reading the work of other writers, so I often read the other columnists who ...

How could it happen

U.S. must account for the air strike that hit a civilian hospital in Afghanistan

As the United States government wrestles with the extraordinarily ...

Answering the call

Notice our special Fire Week pages today, and salute our firefighters

In the early 1900s, when Riverton, Pavillion, Shoshoni, Dubois, Hudson, ...

Tuesday notes

Finally fall
Our early fall weather finally started fitting the description in recent days after a dogged period of unseasonably hot weather for much ...

Another shooting

Remarks and counter-remarks have a troubling similarity, from both sides.

The mass shooting Thursday at the community college in Roseburg, Oregon, ...

Our never-ending dance on guns

The reaction to the Oregon college shooting from left and right will produce another argument with the usual impotent result.

It's the pivotal moment ...

4-A to 3-A

Some stature is lost, but the sensible move gives our teams better chances

Local pride took some bruising this week when the Wyoming High School ...

Do clothes make the person?

In earlier times, we wore what we could get

What is this thing we feel about clothes? How much does our manner of dress speak of who or what we are? ...


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