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Wait a minute... that's my rake

Jul 6, 2014 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  q I lent it out and it ended up being sold at an auction.

It's called a capital investment for tax purposes. But in real life it was an opportunity to get ... [more]

Press oversight, the real kind, is necessary for democracy

Jul 3, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  In recent weeks, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for ... [more]

Summer has its own rules

Jul 3, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  It seems to be the season to let things a few things slide

Oh summer! It's the nicest time to be in Wyoming. With our frequent sunshine, vast ... [more]

Self evident

Jul 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Nearly two and a half centuries later, the DOI still packs power

The capitalization pattern in the Declaration of Independence leaves a lot to be ... [more]

Running to left, and right, of Obama

Jul 2, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Hillary Rodham Clinton wants you to know that when it comes to foreign policy, she's one tough lady. Tougher, say, than President Obama.
Most of Clinton's ... [more]

Fun with fireworks

Jul 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are enjoyable -- and dangerous -- so follow common-sense guidelines

One of the real delights of the Fourth of July in Wyoming is the availability ... [more]

'Narrow' markets change U.S. health care

Jul 1, 2014 - By Misty Williams, MCT News Service:  ATLANTA -- The cancer had already spread to her abdomen by the time Beth Brock managed to escape from her health insurance nightmare.
The Woodstock business ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No paper Friday
From the department of newspaper holiday housekeeping: The Ranger will not publish Friday in commemoration of Independence Day, a ... [more]

Air service crisis

Jun 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Other places are trying things we need to consider

The ongoing, statewide crisis of deteriorating airline service is sparking cooperative efforts ... [more]

There's history in the basement

Jun 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I've found treasures during otherwise mundane manual labor.

It was one of my least-favorite jobs as summer help at the old Wind River Elementary / ... [more]

Selling a candidate isn't like selling beer

Jun 30, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Actually, political advertising is worse, and more harmful.

You've heard the argument: About two-thirds of a total of $5.19 billion spent on ... [more]

Cats are part of the Wyoming economy

Jun 27, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Lessons of economic interconnectedness are everywhere

Until The Ranger's Mining and Energy edition hit the coffee table, I hadn't thought about the ... [more]

Court says EPA authority broad but not limitless

Jun 27, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The U.S. Supreme Court got it right this week when it upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions -- but also ... [more]

Chauncey and Edgar

Jun 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thursday's storm most definitely was something you don't see every day

Readers of a certain age will recognize the following quote from the old ... [more]

At last, a real courtroom win for our privacy

Jun 26, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  Finally, a victory for personal privacy.
In an era of increasing government intrusion into the lives of the governed, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ... [more]

Road work inspired yard work

Jun 26, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Have you noticed how Riverview Road is beginning to take on the shape of a fine city street?
No? Has the construction road shaken your brains until you hear ... [more]

National mammal

Jun 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our celebration of the bison hardly jibes with its treatment in the past

The push nationally to declare the bison the national mammal of United ... [more]

Best bet against ISIS? It might wreck itself

Jun 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The group threatening to overthrow Iraq is so extremist that even al-Qaida expelled it earlier this year for being too violent against fellow ... [more]

No pigeon holes

Jun 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary elections in other states aren't giving a clear picture, but there are lessons

Another primary election, another confounding result for those ... [more]

Energy industry watching new Iraq turmoil

Jun 24, 2014 - By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Oil markets are watching in alarm as Sunni militants sweep through northern Iraq, creating havoc and endangering the country's revival into a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer
The first weekend of summer didn't arrive in a blast furnace, thank goodness, nor does its first full week threaten to overwhelm with heat. ... [more]

Republicans spooked by Cantor's defeat

Jun 23, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Let's be perfectly blunt. Ever since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia primary to the underfunded Dave Brat, we political pundits (yes, I'm a ... [more]

A new buzz cut every week

Jun 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The clippers my dad used were eerily similar to those found around the fair building during livestock shows.

One of the intrigues, not necessarily ... [more]

Beetles and the economy

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tree-fall hazards threaten to dent the Wyoming outdoor season

When a Wyoming resident or visitor imagines a mountain hike, a day of fishing or ... [more]

A captured Libyan might shed light on Benghazi

Jun 20, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Better have Plan B

Jun 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ... [more]

Did U.S. waste billions of dollars in Iraq war? Senators asking top brass

Jun 19, 2014 - By James Rosen and John Moritz, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their ... [more]

Love and a very strong leash

Jun 19, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, I was tasked with caring for my brother's dog, Dreiko, while my brother was away.
Usually my brother has great judgment, so we won't condemn ... [more]

A relief to see it go

Jun 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It appears that the Hudson homicide case finally might have come to an end

The combination of crime, investigation, trial, sentencing and news ... [more]