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Coal, speak up

The industry relies too much on political wishful thinking to confront its problems

A U.S. senator from West Virginia has a good idea for ...

Government as innovator? You bet

Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion.
People who ...

The blood moon and the night streets of town

There's only one way to see a lunar eclipse that peaks at 2 a.m.
So I stayed up until 2 a.m. Tuesday to try to get a look at the "blood moon."
I wanted a ...

Countywide elections

Those that remain are an antidote to the anti-voter lawsuits and districts of recent years

The political season is building speed in Fremont County, ...

Tuesday notes

Calendar counting
Monday was about as close as we're going to get this year to one of those fun calendar numbers like Dec. 12, 2012 -- 12/12/12 -- or ...

Dems in trouble if Obama numbers stay down

Joseph Napolitan, who essentially created the profession of campaign consultant and who departed these earthly precincts this past December, was a wise man. ...

Spring stirs the seeds of obsession

The gardening bug is endemic in my family.

The signs are finally here. Last week I watched a father and son playing catch at the Babe Ruth Park on ...

Huggers and haters

Interpretations of the newest wolf numbers will vary but ought to encourage both sides

So far, so good for delisted wolves in Wyoming and its ...

Like it or not, Obamacare now might well be 'too big to fail'

When Obamacare's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on federal and state ...

Equal pay

We share our information, and we encourage local businesses to pay equally

Equality of wages and salaries between men and women is in the news this ...

Quoted in the news

It is with a heavy heart that we are sending this notice that Bill Urbigkit has passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult ...

Afghanistan moves forward, but fitfully

There's hope for Afghanistan. This perennial basket case of a nation, steeped in poverty and at war with itself for the past three decades, held national ...

In need of cookies and a good book

I've endured a recent evening fighting iFrustration

Recently, I tried to give my iPod a makeover. By "iPod" I mean "portable music device, which, for ...

Wyoming vs. D.C.

Sen. Barrasso points out a few lessons the latter could take from the former

Of Wyoming's two U.S. Senators, John Barrasso maintains a higher ...

Dems hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this ...

A loss to the city

Bill Urbigkit's knowledge and experience won't easily be replaced

This office notes the death of Bill Urbigkit with sadness.
Claimed by death at ...

Firms chip away at retiree health benefits

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Throughout a bitter winter, burly linemen gathered at daybreak around tiny fire pits on a street in front of where they've clocked in to work ...

Tuesday notes

Change afoot
Central Wyoming College has its three finalists for the presidency soon to be vacated by the coming retirement of Dr. Jo Anne McFarland. ...

Washington actually laughs at itself

How unpopular is Washington in the rest of the country? While it's true that Congress as an institution has never been highly prized by most Americans, many of ...

A Shakespearean aspect to Hill case

'The worm has turned,' goes the old saying from the master.

The magic of studying the works of William Shakespeare often is found in the simple ...

 
 

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