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Competent for trial isn't the point

Aug 29, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  We've got to make young people competent for parenting

The front page headline said "Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial.''
Wait ... [more]

Medicaid expansion

Aug 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  His primary election won, the governor shows signs of wanting to solve the problem

Word comes this week from Cheyenne that Gov. Matt Mead, whose ... [more]

Blame Congress, not Burger King for turning to tax 'inversion'

Aug 28, 2014 - By Newsday:  Burger King, corporate deserter?
That's what President Barack Obama would call the fast-food giant now that it's buying Tim Hortons Inc., the Canadian coffee ... [more]

Gambling can take several forms

Aug 28, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We have a state lottery now -- and also an election

On Sunday, the Wyoming Lottery opened.
I didn't give this much thought until The Husband -- and ... [more]

Police shooting

Aug 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Pavillion isn't Ferguson, Mo., but the public still needs to know what happened

The attention of the nation has been focused often this month on ... [more]

Global chaos: Better get used to it

Aug 27, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Governments are less capable of coping than they used to be

It's a chaotic world out there. But we'd better get used to it; this may be the new ... [more]

Biennial lament

Aug 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's hope the rush to chop every local election into districts has run its course

Reader response to the newest "The Way It Was" photograph and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whispers
Every summer there comes a time -- perhaps the time is the better way to say it -- when the haunt of fall first arrives. Some say it's a smell. ... [more]

Paying for wildland fires

Aug 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's time the federal government updated an outmoded funding model for this crucial function

Wyoming can thank two things for its easy wildfire ... [more]

Uncle Ralph was no TV-show relative

Aug 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins was important to me as a kid.

Television has denigrated the role of fathers to buffoons or at best, ... [more]

Riverton ought to change its nickname to 'Weed City'

Aug 22, 2014 - By Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to take this opportunity to express my support for the idea of changing the nickname of our fair city on the welcome signs from ... [more]

Public health first

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the time being, no exceptions to mosquito fogging in Riverton
Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus are in Riverton. In response, insecticide ... [more]

Hits and misses on primary predictions

Aug 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you're going to write a newspaper column predicting the outcome of an election, then it's only fair to write a follow-up to check how well you did. Hence, ... [more]

Just getting started?

Aug 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The primary election is a conclusion for some, a beginning for others

A primary election can leave several outcomes. Some we know already. Others ... [more]

Sharing tips to stop scammers

Aug 21, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Locally, I've heard reports of people who've lost their savings

Do you know for sure when or if you're being "scammed?"
It's becoming more and more ... [more]

Picking some winners in an entertaining '14 primary

Aug 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  You might think that after about 50 previous election-day prognostication columns that the 2014 picture would come into clarity pretty quickly.
Nope. There ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Casting ballots
Election Day, primary style, has arrived. Voters in significant numbers already have voted through the rapidly expanding early-voting ... [more]

Getting the wheels moving

Aug 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Until last week, my wife had never even driven a tractor, much less the windrower I needed her help with.

Farmers' wives will sit up all night with ... [more]

Amendment A

Aug 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's make sure changing the rules on UW trustees gets a full hearing before November

Tuesday's primary election ballot for Fremont County is a busy ... [more]

Missouri shooting shows blurred line between police and the military

Aug 15, 2014 - By The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.):  Despite the return of American warplanes to Iraq, the nation's attention is rightfully riveted on Ferguson, Mo., where residents are reeling from days of ... [more]

There's more to a rabbit than cuddles

Aug 15, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I found that out -- and more -- at the Fremont County Fair

Laramy Connelly's rabbit is what I remember about this year's Fremont County Fair.
A rex ... [more]

Wayne Nicholls

Aug 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  He shot 20,000 photos for The Ranger

Ranger news photographer Wayne Nicholls is one of the few people in Fremont County who could tell you who Robert ... [more]

Cell phones and teething babies

Aug 14, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  It's not a good situation for the high-tech gadget

There's something suspended in the air: a sort of cooler-morning, back-to-school, khaki-pants type ... [more]

Things weren't OK

Aug 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In retrospect, Williams interview provided chilling premonition

Imagine, if you can, what it must have been like to be Robin Williams, the ... [more]

Richard Nixon's lasting unpopularity

Aug 13, 2014 - By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times:  Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive ... [more]

Back to Iraq

Aug 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Renewed U.S. military involvement is narrow for now, but the horizon is cloudy

President Barack Obama has said his decision to re-involve American ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 10th, not the 3rd
We "oopsed" on the date of Sunday's edition, which read Aug. 3 on page one instead of Aug. 10. In case anyone is interested in ... [more]

Eight days to the primary election

Aug 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Three statewide races stand out this year, all on the Republican side.

Thomas Jefferson is considered the great "Renaissance Man" to occupy the White ... [more]

All right already

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Surely there is more for our candidates to talk about than hatred of the federal government

From the looks and sounds of this year's political ... [more]

What we can do about the failure of government

Aug 8, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  As election season approaches, I've been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It's that our government often fails -- and that ... [more]