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The important dates of memory

There are fewer of them in our collective minds than there used to be.

If you were to ask your parents, grandparents or anyone else in the generation ...

Kennedy, undeniably, touched my generation

True, his successes with the Congress were not overwhelming, and he served barely half a term, but as a leader, JFK was quite special.
In November 1960, I ...

Taken for a ride

Once again, our state's budget has been based on a revenue prediction far off the mark

When it is time for the governor and the Wyoming Legislature ...

If only the sick and elderly sign up for ACA, it is bound to fail

One of these weeks, now that the Obama administration has recruited a SWAT team of computer whizzes, health care.gov will recover from its shambolic debut and ...

Sternberg's stunner

The University of Wyoming's new president is gone before Thanksgiving

Bob Sternberg won't be turning Wyoming into the best land-grant university in ...

Obamacare asks too much of Washington

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a great advance in fostering access to medical insurance. It would contain costs, guarantee coverage, simplify ...

Would we give what they gave?

Ask yourself the question, and help a veteran

I've wondered for some time why we humans seem to think life on Earth began when we did.
It's probably ...

New sheriff in town

First-year UW president Robert Sternberg isn't afraid of friction

University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg has turned some heads in his first ...

Zero tolerance for bullying is the only answer

We need to stop school bullying.
More than 3 million students suffer from bullying each year. And a whopping 160,000 students a day miss school because of the ...

Moving the needle forward

The good news: Wyoming kids overall are doing better than the national average in school.
The not so good news: four of the seven worst-performing school ...

Soldier, rest

This Veterans Day probably was the first without any World War I troops

Sir Walter Scott found success writing both narrative poetry and adventure ...

Experts hope sugar, salt next on FDA list

Now that the Food and Drug Administration has moved to banish most trans fats from the nation's diet, some public health advocates are hopeful that two other ...

Tuesday notes

A matter of definition
After being short-changed out of our normally fine weather thanks to the wintry conditions that pervaded the season change in ...

Cruz may prove doubters wrong in '16

Remember, the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is not going to be decided by elected Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Here in Washington, ...

Sing your Strong Heart Song

And honor the immense, quiet strength of mothers whose children go to war.

A little girl walked down the ridge on a hot day in late June with her ...

The tide

There is no stopping the energetic effect of American immigration

The most vexing questions about immigration do not apply so strongly in Wyoming as ...

A wild party, cemetery-style

Mountain View Cemetery it wasn't.
My mind's eye has a clear picture of what a cemetery should be. Until last weekend, that picture was Mountain View -- the ...

Blockbuster

Gerald Uden is an extraordinary man, in the most terrible of ways

Lots of headlines have crossed our newspaper's front page through the decades, but ...

I'm the capital of the state of hormones

In my late-pregnancy days, it's not hard to get me worried

The other day I was cooking up some lasagna, fantasizing about a pair of boots my feet ...

Save the firefighters work

They would rather not have to fight a fire at your house, so change your detector batteries

News flash: The fire department does not want to come to ...

 
 

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