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Obama policies aimed to destroy Wyoming's fossil fuel industry, kill jobs, threaten econom

I welcome the important steps taken this week by President Donald Trumpto terminate some of the Obama administration's devastating energy policies. ...

Trump's executive order on Clean Power Plan a good move for Wyoming, affordable energy

President Donald Trump signed an executive order this week calling for reversing many of the regulations outlined in former President Barack Obama's Clean ...

Balance, inspiration - gifts from the arts

No two humans are exactly alike, we're told, although there are similarities.
The same is said to be true of snowflakes, but I doubt many have compared ...

When the water comes

Flood response always will outweigh preparation, but the equation could be more balanced

When a rainstorm clears this time of year in the valleys of ...

Re-think Medicaid

With the new health law going nowhere, Wyoming still could expand eligibility

In the minds of many in Wyoming, sacrificing some benefits available ...

Tuesday notes

All-weather season
No season is so unsettled as spring, which often brings elements of all the others together for a rambunctious 90 days of weather. ...

Curls, doodles and 'Full House' No wrong answer to what I asked these teens

A few weeks ago, I got to teach a creative class at the University of Iowa for high school students from a Los Angeles prep school. They were all early high ...

Geography and basketball

March Madness exposes the broad public To obscure schools around the country

The college basketball spectacle nicknamed March Madness doesn't really ...

Three cheers for the columnist

The death of Jimmy Breslin robs readers of one of the very, very best

Jimmy Breslin came of age in the era when newspaper columnists were ...

A staple of indoor home life

Video games were important all winter long

Amid the depths of this bygone winter, the males of the household turned to video games for relief from ...

Health bill hurdles

With a vote set for Thursday, the new law is touch and go for House passageR32;R32;If you are a legislator, at any level, of all the reasons to vote for a new ...

Tuesday notes

Sprung
Sure enough, spring did arrive after all. It was looking a
little iffy there for a month or two, or three. Now, though,
the seasonal ...

Treat libraries well

With a new director on the way, it's timeto recommit to these vital institutions

Once, in the not-so-distant past, the director of the library ...

It pays to have air ambulance insurance

In today's evolving health care scene locally, it's a bargain compared to the alternative.

I watched a junior football game at the RJFL field on ...

New clothes vs. old

The proposed replacement for Obamacare needs to find a clear reason for being

The Affordable Care Act, which commonly is referred to by the nickname ...

What would the Audubons do?

Probably not shout near the birds, for one thing

I've done a lot of walking and running in Hickory Hill Park since I became a student in Iowa City, ...

Children's views breathe freshness into older, familiar family scenes

You might be surprised at some of the spring signs that descend upon your world this time of year, along with the melting snow, singing birds, and sprouts of ...

Now and forever

Riverton state basketball championship was a long time coming, a great when it arrived

They say winning never gets old. But what about when it ...

The big yellow bus

A school bus fire is disturbing beyond the level of the ordinary shop or car fire

Our page 1 story and picturesTuesdayof the fire at the school bus ...

Tuesday notes

Month of mud
If December, January and February were the months of record-setting snow in Fremont County, then March, and probably April, most certainly ...

 
 

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