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Failure to expand Medicaid was 'a great disservice' to Wyo citizens

Editor:
I was of course very saddened with the Wyoming Senate's vote, as I was the principal sponsor of the Medicaid Expansion amendment.I am sad that ...

Fire at old Roberts Mission building was 'terrible shame'

Editor:
I was shocked to see the picture of the old building at the Roberts Mission destroyed by fire.
It is a terrible shame that it happened. These old ...

Tree board has busy agenda; grateful for local supporters

Editor:
We, your Riverton Tree Board, are happy to report on our activities once again. This year we have two projects to report on, one which was completed ...

Letter on life with parole worth some consideration

Editor:
The letter writer from Torrington made some interesting points about establishing a prison sentence of life with the possibility of parole.
We have ...

'Winter Blues' can be strongest at the end of the season

Editor:
I know he was writing more for humorous purposes, but I do congratulate Robert H. Peck for mentioning the "winter blues," or seasonal affective ...

Proper steps can save the lifes of lost or abandoned pets - in the right situation

Editor:
Recently there have been a number of missing pets locally. Not knowing where your pet is or what it may be going through is a difficult experience. ...

Put private EMS to public vote

Editor,
With respect to the cost of medical care, many times we, as health care consumers, are left with few options for that care. We do not choose when we ...

UW cuts ribbon on pharmacy research laboratory

LARAMIE-- The University of Wyoming's new L.S. Skaggs Research Laboratory is open.
UWR00;president Dick McGinity and College of Health Sciences Dean Joe ...

Capitol suit not about who attended what

Editor:
To me, the excuse "you weren't at any of the meetings" isn't enough to just sweep the lawsuit about possible problems with the Capitol Square project ...

'Tirade' against official for technical foul a 'total injustice'

Editor:
Ok, Scott Akenewich. I read your tirade against the WHSSA and the officiating in the state semi-final game between the Wyoming Indian girls and ...

CARE Act an important and welcome new statute

Editor:
Wyoming has become the 20th state in the nation to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act.
Passed unanimously by the Wyoming ...

State might have opportunity for a real presidential primary

Editor:
I was very confused by the Fremont County Republican caucus last week.
This will be my first election voting in Wyoming. IR00;went to the caucus but ...

Column on state through fresh eyes 'so true'

Editor:
Robert H. Peck's column about Wyoming as seen through the eyes of someone from another state is so true.
Once I was in New Mexico visiting a friend, ...

Think long and hard before legalizing marijuana in state, even for medical purposes

Editor:
Our State of Wyoming is pondering whether or to support the legalization of medical marijuana.There is a petition being circulated for just this ...

Truck situation deserved more than a 'drive-by' from police

Editor:
Recently I called the Riverton Police Department about a person in my neighborhood revving a semi truck up so loud it woke everyone in my house up. It ...

Sentence of life with parole worth exploring in Wyoming

Editor:
I am asking your readers to consider the concept of authorizing life with parole.
Such a law would not guarantee release of anyone, but would reduce ...

Stop the Capitol 'boondoggle' if it's not too late

Editor:
Before it is too late, they should stop this half-billion dollars in remodeling of the Wyoming State Capitol and put that money back into the services ...

More money for UW sports not high priority

Editor:
I can't see how it can be justified to put millions of dollars more into sports teams and buildings at the University of Wyoming when other programs ...

'Soon the better' getting state lawmakers back to the Capitol

Editor:
IR00;was in Cheyenne mid-February in order to observe some of the Wyoming Legislature (really to see my granddaughter, who was there with a youth ...

Pro-growth path vital to 'right the wrongs done to the West'

Editor:
Reviewing the executive's past seven years of manufacturing regulations, designating land unilaterally, empowering Washington, killing energy jobs, ...

 
 

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