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Ask Mom

Our species can do many thing the others can't. Three of them are inquire, remember and reminisce. On this Mothers Day, we ought to do all three.
Few people ...

Ignorance can help bring measles back

The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is ...

A strange way to celebrate 111 years

Earth's oldest man says he's lived so long because he never had children.

Alexander Imich celebrated his 111th birthday a few days ago.
That makes ...

Raising the center pole

Benghazi is about to become a circus, with risks and rewards for all sides

The circus is coming to town. In this case, the circus isn't Barnum & ...

Gerrymandering lets politicians pick voters, not other way around

Can you imagine a baseball game where every stadium had its own rules?
Now imagine that the rules are not just set by the home team, but that the home team ...

Whole syllables are left silent

Yes, I am trying to learn to speak French

A friend's recent move to Europe has sparked in me the interest to learn French.
There are a few reasons ...

E-cigs and schools

The reasons for prohibition are straightforward and legitimate

A few days ago a national news report stated that "for public school districts with ...

No need to leave Earth to enjoy sky

I listen to the radio when I drive. I like NPR, and it usually has some gems of information that I then like to blather about in conversations. Recently there ...

Climate assessment

The new report sparks a familiar quarrel -- and a good question

The release Tuesday of the third National Climate Assessment led to a predictable ...

State-by-state differences in Obamacare sign-up affect rates

WASHINGTON -- Signs-ups for insurance through President Barack Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online ...

Tuesday notes

The new month
"Let all thy joys be as the month of May," wrote the poet. He must have been thinking about our first May weekend in the Wind River ...

Shape-shifting on campaign finance

To be fair, most Republicans have never hidden their distaste for campaign-finance laws that place limits on how much someone can give to a political candidate ...

Disrupting the order -- on purpose

Sometimes it's fun to do, and to watch.

It was a game we teachers sometimes played, especially if the in-service was extremely dull, repetitive or ...

Airline inquiry

If we woo a new carrier, there will be questions and answers for both sides

The new task force assigned the duty of getting to the bottom of ...

Education a new, defining issue for 2016 Republican class

CHICAGO -- Raising U.S. educational expectations through national goals was a priority for Republican President George W. Bush. But many of his would-be ...

Air service chair digging in

Missy White has a personal stake in success

The Fremont County life of Missy White offers a fascinating example of why Riverton Regional Airport must ...

A step back

Legislators are right to reconsider a special session on Cindy Hill

Wyoming legislators over the past year have not done much to merit ...

'Mockingbird' makes strong case for e-books

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of America's most beloved books. The seminal tale follows Atticus, a courageous, strong-willed, morally impeccable lawyer, and ...

Finding laughter where you can

I'm convinced it's a key to long life and good health

"The devil can't stand the sound of laughter," said retired Pastor Don last Sunday. He even ...

Getting Russia's attention

Amid the Ukraine crisis, the U.S. is spanking Russian individuals, not just the government

The world was treated today to the resumption of a sight ...

 
 

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