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The will of the people

Secure elections are the cornerstone of a thriving republic. The right to vote in a free and fair election is the most basic civil right, one on...

 

What are Wyoming's seven greatest man-made wonders?

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily Wyoming has an almost over-abundance of “natural” wonders ranging from Yellowstone National Park to the vast...

 

Listen to your gut

by Jill Kruse, D.O. People often talk about having a “gut feeling” when they know something is wrong. What feelings come when there is something w...

 

Angell fought for gov't transparency

by John Malmberg With the death of Jim Angell a few weeks ago, a powerful voice for openness and transparency in government fell silent. Angell, who...

 

We can learn from ball player

by Amber Steinmetz Did you see the video earlier this month of the Little League batter consoling the opposing team’s pitcher? During the Little...

 

You don't make me cry

by Jill Pertler This weekend I spent time at a class reunion with friends I don’t see every day (but wish I still did.) They were the friends who kn...

 

Anxiety

by Tracy Renee Lee Most people do not expect anxiety to be a consequence of loss.  After 20 years in the funeral profession, I have come to realize t...

 

The student doctor; a complement to patient care

by Kelly Evans-Hullinger, M.D. As a clinical professor at my state’s medical school, I frequently have medical students seeing patients with me in...

 

Cowboy State is full of wonderful loop drives

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily Here is a way to get “looped” this summer by enjoying Wyoming’s highways and byways. My definition of a...

 

PAW applauds courts

by Ryan McConnaughey The Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW) issued the following statement in response to both the Q2 2022 BLM Lease Auction and t...

 

Bison are not endangered

by John Malmberg We are not at all surprised the U.S. Fish and Wildlife is conducting a status review on the Yellowstone bison to determine if they...

 

'Sue and Settle:' the rigged game that Wyoming can only lose

by U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, M.D. Wyoming is the energy capital of America. Americans count on Wyoming energy for gasoline and diesel fuel for our...

 

The system is broken

Wyoming’s property tax system is deeply flawed. The recent burden that rapidly rising home values placed on residents illustrated those flaws....

 

The difference Dad's make

by Brian Schroeder Superintendent of Public Instruction “We’ll go fishing on Saturday, boy, I promise!”All week long, it’s what the kid lived...

 

Of car keys and "Gun Control"

by Thomas L. Knapp, Director The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism The clamor for “gun control” never goes away...

 

The correlation between inflation and lack of accountability

by Kevin Killough Every time we go grocery shopping, fill up our cars, or buy new appliances, we all feel it. Inflation is up 8.5% over last year,...

 

Musk buys Twitter, national media proclaim free speech a threat

by Kevin Killough Billionaire Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, purchased Twitter for $44 billion. Musk has long been a critic of the platform...

 

Property tax burden too much

Property taxes shooting up 50%, 70%, 90% in a single year — or 337% in four years, depending on what properties sold in a neighborhood — shows...

 

Happy Mother's Day

by Jim Herlihy, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Alzheimer’s Association When we gather on May 8 to celebrate Mother’s Day, give a...

 

Federal spending will ruin the economy

by Kevin Killough Who wouldn’t want to go back to the economically simpler times before the COVID pandemic?   We can look back with warm nostalgia...

 

A reminder to governing bodies

Reports on improper meetings serve as reminder to governing bodies around the state. Gillette City Council recently found itself in hot water after...

 

We all hate springing forward, but do we really want to stop?

by CJ Baker Spring didn’t officially arrive in Wyoming until Sunday, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it began March 13 — when we and the...

 

Biden administration energy policy baffling in a time of war

The Biden administration’s response to rising oil prices is perplexing, to say the least. Whether the much higher prices of oil and gas are a...

 

Agriculture - The industry we cannot live without

by Doug Miyamoto, Director, Wyoming Department of Agriculture There is no need to sugar coat this news because everyone already knows… The last few...

 

The crooked teeth of the gift horse

In one of the most decisive steps yet taken in the international effort to convince Vladimir Putin to end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United...

 

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