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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 ...

Quoted in the news

My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign, and they will always be my overriding priority.
-- Liz Cheney, citing a family health ...

Liz Cheney

Her short campaign wasn't going well, and there might not be another

Liz Cheney is out of the U.S. Senate race in Wyoming just one week into the year ...

Yellen's team at Fed could be fractious

WASHINGTON --Now that the Federal Reserve has started to ease a key economic stimulus, the reins of managing monetary policy to finish the job soon will be ...

Tuesday notes

Newspaper calendar
Your daily newspaper staff appreciates a couple of days off over the past 10 days or so. We locked the doors on Christmas and New ...

Marveling at my daughter the nurse

I thought that sound was her leaving at 3 a.m., but actually she was just getting home.

The garage door ratcheted itself open just a few feet ...

Another run at Hill

The superintendent's attackers are running out of time to make a legitimate case against her

This week the state investigation of Wyoming ...

Olympics can't mask Putin's many abuses

In 2007, when the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 Winter Games to the Russian city of Sochi, it raised hopes that the Kremlin was open to ...

Low population has its perks

Stats don't lie: With more people come more problems

The latest U.S. Census figures are out, and once again Wyoming has the smallest population of ...

No grouse listing

New BLM guidelines testify to work group's effectiveness

An only-in-Wyoming scenario is playing out this winter as federal officials prepare to enact ...

Another rate hike won't fix postal problems

Federal regulators approved Tuesday a two-year temporary price increase for first-class stamps. The charge will go to 49 cents per stamp on Jan. 26 to help the ...

 
 

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