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Eaton's case demonstrates why death penalty should be abolished

Editor:
Recent headlines in The Ranger offer yet another update in the now decade-long saga of appeals for Wyoming's only death row inmate, Dale Eaton. There ...

West Nile is back

Don't raise your or your family's risk this summer by ignoring the danger

There is a mosquito out there with your name on it.
That is the only safe ...

Less-popular Obama still outpolls Congress

But House members who stand in his way aren't worried about pressure from voters who support the president; they are more worried about primary challenges ...

High-level visitors

Two cabinet officers are coming to town, so let's show some class

If two members of a president's cabinet have ever visited Fremont County on the ...

Realities of Wyoming's water

The wide spot in the road known as Eden can be found just beyond To Hell and Gone on the Wyoming highway map.
Just kidding.
Eden is an actual place, as ...

Tuesday notes

Target: Potholes
There's more to fixing potholes than the average person might think. The City of Riverton will use its first chunk of optional 1 ...

I got Indiana in a nutshell

The conversation started with sports, but it went a lot of other places.

As a tag-along at a classical education conference last month I had some ...

Experts at budget time

Increasingly, spenders and consumers see themselves as interchangeable

An increasingly apparent face-off in government at all levels involves those ...

Mideast needs more than new peace talks

Can you blame Americans for not getting excited about new peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians? It's not that we don't care, but we know these talks ...

A rock from a mountaintop

I know better, but it helps me remember a nice day.

It's confession time.
I took a rock from a national forest.
It's about the size and shape of a ...

Guard reunion was fun, so let's do it again this year

Editor:
First Battalion, Forty-Ninth Field Artillery, Wyoming Army National Guard, predecessor to the current Second Battalion, Three-Hundredth Field ...

Wyoming Wildlife

The state-published magazine is under the financial gun, but it is worth preserving

When budget times are tough, hard choices have to be made. One ...

Crackdown

So much for Egypt's first exercise in democratic government

The weekend crackdown in Egypt on supporters of ousted former president Mohammed Morsi ...

Finding balance in curious case of Bradley Manning

There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. He admitted as much ...

I love dance, even if I'm not much good

Some important things can be accomplished under layers of lace.

Not long ago, I got to attend my youngest sister's dance recital.
It was fun, ...

Think we've got troubles? Look at Europe

Just as in Washington, most politicians in Europe actually agree on some measures that would help solve their problems -- they just can't make it happen. ...

Making the mail

We'll post our deadline performance on this page every day, starting now

We wrote earlier this year about a change in the post office's new deadline ...

Search to locate Holocaust criminals is worth the effort

Because there should never be a statute of limitations on genocide, Nazi hunters are launching what they call a "last chance" search for Holocaust-era war ...

Tuesday notes

Cool, man, cool
Two words to describe the outdoor conditions for the first few days of the Fremont County Fair might be "deliciously cool." Fairgoers ...

Three taken, leaving us behind

These are the kind of occasions that leaves us to ponder the imponderable.

Near the end of Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle," a dialogue takes ...

 
 

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