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Debate over military sexual assaults still far from over

WASHINGTON -- The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative solutions and ...

Begging to differ with the job rankings

Newspaper reporter is the worst job in America? A statistical analyst might say so, but that certainly hasn't been my experience.

Well, this is ...

Before it's there

Creative approaches in construction and staffing hallmarks of new K-3 plans

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton is taking an ingenious ...

CIA vs. Senate is a mess, and it might even be more than that

Government spying from Washington has become government spying on Washington and may have escalated into a full constitutional crisis.
That's how Senate ...

The Husband's best body part? I've come to realize it might be his ears

Last week, The Husband was compelled to leave town for work. He did so with regret and concern, as it would be my first series of evenings without his help ...

Beer tax bill fails

But the legislation fared better this year

Well-meaning supporters of increasing the malt beverage tax in Wyoming have taken another run at the idea ...

Do Republicans know their own party's resolutions?

Editor:
Who are the Republicans these days? Are they the elite who seclude themselves from the everyday man? Are they the quiet folks whose only political ...

Air passengers ought to be screened for identity too

If you want to board a commercial airliner anywhere in the world, you can expect pretty much the usual drill: Show identification and boarding pass, empty your ...

Not alone in the universe?

I am glad people like reading this monthly column in The Ranger and that you tell me that you read it. Nice to know.
I listen to a lot of public radio and ...

Take it easy

Let's all decide here and now to take the Federal/Monroe road work in stride

By now you have noticed, or soon will, that a very busy portion of a ...

Democrats go courting as U.S. Senate control hangs in balance

Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to ...

Tuesday notes

Winter resurgence
Always thinking ahead, the stalwart editorial writer produced the following words Monday afternoon: "Spring doesn't arrive until the ...

Ignorant, arrogant and proud

Too often, that's the basic profile of John Q. American Public.

We live in an era of sound bites, largely devoid of context, substance or ...

Why minimum wage threatens GOP

A frank admission: Political reporters, including yours truly, absolutely cherish exit polls of voters on election day.
Why? Because the people who are ...

EPA opposition

Outcry over the Indian reservation border ruling is louder because of who made it

If the recent opinion by the Environmental Protection Agency that ...

County's wellness program for insured workers a good step on a difficult path

Would you pay more to be fat?
Conversely, would you like to pay less out of pocket for your health insurance if you are living a healthy lifestyle?
Fremont ...

More CWC sports

The announced expansion brings more than rah-rah benefits to campus

This week's announcement that Central Wyoming College is expanding its collegiate ...

Congress as a group falls short of its members

At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from ...

Figuring out who we are

"Who I Am."
The subject is an assignment for the upcoming meeting of our Westword (not misspelled --we're just creative) Writers group.
I'm expecting a ...

Justice center money

The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ...

 
 

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