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I didn’t see “Barbie,” but I was happy to learn that by the end of it, Barbie had gone from being a doll in high heels to a real woman wearing Birkenstocks. I don’t know what …

On March 28, the BLM published their draft environmental impact statement (EIS) and plan amendments for sage grouse conservation and management. This EIS is approximately 2,428 pages long and …

I don’t blame the public for not wanting to put the Republican Party back in power in Washington. As the GOP proved again in the House this week, it’s incapable of accomplishing …

S tarting many years ago, Gar would come home from work rubbing his right shoulder. I’d ask what was wrong and he’d say he didn’t know, but his shoulder hurt. I’d say maybe he …

The state visit by Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida isn’t just about tea and photo ops. It’s a wake-up call for the Biden administration to get serious about bilateral economic …

Lent is over — and I’m kind of sorry. As a practicing Roman Catholic, I observe Lent every year. The Britannica defines Lent as a solemn period of penitential preparation in …

My dog, Squid, is a cattle dog mix known for his high energy and enthusiasm. When I adopted him over nine years ago, he was part wild. One of the first hikes we did together he tore off sprinting on …

Wyoming Rep. Scott Smith was one of about two dozen members of the Wyoming Freedom Caucus who advocated for the right to marry children younger than 16 during the 2023 Wyoming Legislative session. …

We must stop giving our adversaries a leg up in energy markets. In 2014, former defense secretary Robert Gates wrote that then–vice president Joe Biden “has been wrong on nearly …

T he 2024 legislative session was a tough one. More than any other time in recent history, political divisions and personal grudges impacted the work of our elected officials. This is a troubling …

I t turns out that for all of its chest thumping about the founding fathers and the Constitution, the Freedom Caucus isn’t very keen on the executive or judicial branches of government …

Editor: Coverage of Unita County GOP convention and caucus stopped a bit short. The Wyoming Supreme Court, State of Wyoming, Ruled on the lawsuit filed by the Conrad group (plaintiffs) and the …

National Thank a Mail Carrier Day is Feb. 4, Childcare Provider Day is May 10 and International Sword Swallowers Day is February 28 — really. I found all three on a lengthy list of …

I can’t help but try to understand the position so many of our elected officials have taken in opposition to funding mental health in general and the endowment to support a 988 hotline in …

On March 8, the Wyoming Legislature concluded the 67th Budget Session after delivering a balanced, conservative budget to Gov. Mark Gordon. The agreement was ultimately approved after a series of …

In 1907, my grandfather Harry S. Harnsberger, a baby-faced blond with translucent skin, stepped off the train in Lander. It was only the second train to arrive at this remote outpost — the end …

T his week must have been especially rough for the people still living in the contaminated eastern Ohio town of East Palestine. On Tuesday, only hours after the Francis Scott Key Bridge in …

In a dedicated effort to serve the constituents of House District 19 with unwavering leadership, accountability, and tangible results, Representative Jon Conrad has officially announced his intention …

Y ou’d never expect a tax revolt to start in the blue California city of Oakland. But a bunch of angry, over-taxed and under-protected local business people there have said, “Enough …

Defunding the University of Wyoming’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion might have brought ear-to-ear grins to our state’s far-right senators, but they won’t be smiling when …

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