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Taking command on immigration

Rather than being goaded into a tantrum by the president, Republicans ought to own the agenda

Immigration issues aren't of overriding importance in ...

Learning to be thankful, not fretful

Too often we serve up a plate full of holiday anxiety

Do you have a doozy of a story about a bad Thanksgiving?
Sorry. I don't want to hear ...

Power of the pen

Executive orders from a president are nothing new in this country

As expected, President Barack Obama on Thursday announced his executive order on ...

You need a Rambo in your life

Even if it's just to tackle a plumbing problem

It was on my heart to write something warm and inspiring this week, but there is something else that ...

A plan with a chance

Thanks to public comment, Boysen document is a better piece of work

It is an easy and common complaint to say the government "doesn't listen to the ...

Allegation vs. verification

In the case of a bizarre death, we must take care to recognize the difference

Rarely has our newspaper published a headline to equal the one above ...

Tuesday notes

We're still more than a full month from the winter solstice, but that fact of the calendar is meaningless as a practical matter. Winter is here, with a ...

Gardening into gorgeous November

Last week I picked two tomatoes right off the vine, something unheard of in this state so late in the year.

I noticed our German short-haired ...

More than Jackson

The tourist area's airport figures skew Wyoming's air service picture

How could it be that in this period of near desperation among small airlines ...

When you can say 'I made it'

Rarely does it happen without some obstacles

Recently I got a call that every parent of a grown child hates.
My son was on the line.
His job was ...

20 years on

The fabulous Riverton-Lander title game in 1994 is recalled Sunday

For once, the weather in Laramie on the first of two days of state-championship ...

Lobbyists now practically the fourth branch of government

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as "the Fourth Estate." But I think the media may have been displaced. These ...

Blessings, even in the bitter cold

Gratitude is a quality to be observed every day

I am writing on Monday morning, tuning into my creative thinking channel to decide on a subject for ...

A chair for Enzi

Wyoming's senior senator has bided his time, paid his dues

There are pros and cons being discussed following the electoral takeover of the U.S. ...

Pleiades on a fender in front of you

How one famous car company got its name and logo

I was reading an article on the debate over how far it is to the Pleiades stars, thinking it might ...

Soldiers House

Fremont County has a welcome new addition to health care for veterans

Anyone who saw the crummy-looking old house that Charlie Wilson wanted to ...

Tuesday notes

Quite a change
Rarely will we witness and shiver through a more drastic transformation in weather than the one taking place over the past day or two. ...

Autumn in the afternoon

I'm finally enjoying the season again just as I did as a boy.

There is a distinct smell to autumn. I first noticed the aroma as a junior high school ...

An end is not a win

The Cindy Hill saga may be dissipating, but its long-term lesson mustn't be lost

Last Tuesday the person who will replace Cindy Hill as Wyoming ...

State firmly in Republican hands

Should there be a place for an alternative in Wyoming?

The Republicans cleaned up this week in Wyoming cities and towns.
The state got redder --and ...


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