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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 ...

That's Venus to the west in earlier darkness

The twice yearly resetting of our time pieces has occurred again, and we get a few more minutes of daylight in the early morning and less evening sunlight. The ...

Still cheering

The Robert A. Peck Arts Center marks its 30th birthday in style

Longtime Central Wyoming College music professor Bob Hussa did a good and interesting ...

Tea party struggles against racist labeling

HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington ...

Tuesday notes

What snow?
For once this fall, the threatened winter-like snowstorm didn't hit the Wind River Basin. In case you've been traveling in a warmer place ...

Dems, don't pop the champagne yet

The numbers for the Republican Party are beyond discouraging. The Grand Old Party is hemorrhaging support.
In the most recent Wall Street Journal-NBC News ...

When privileged men went to war

It used to be commonplace, but now it is all but unheard of.

Sept. 2, 1944, could be viewed as a major turning point for the United States of ...

What did we expect?

There is no one to blame for intrusive electronic spying but ourselves

A boy grips a baseball, hurls it toward the kitchen window, and then is ...

Riding with the Rangers: Weebles, reflective fire engines, and the old days of uranium

At a recent Friday night football game at Wolverine Field, as I was working the end zone with my camera, some younger boys were having fun with the "weebles." ...

 
 

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