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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...

 

Raises for state employees ensure stability, service in Wyoming

Higher state salaries mean more effective services One of the top priorities mapped out in Gov. Mark Gordon’s budget and State of the State address...

 

Bring back the blockbusters

by Tyler Martineau   Do you ever wonder why shows such as “Joe Pickett” or “Longmire” are based in Wyoming but are filmed elsewhere? Just...

 

Harvard and fairy dust

by Ann Turner Here’s the $3.5 million question: What does Wyoming need to do to develop an economy that isn’t so dependent on the minerals...

 

The Basin has more constituents than we're getting credit for

by CJ Baker The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t have come at a much worse time for the U.S. Census Bureau. Once a decade, the bureau takes a tally of...

 

Far above the Cowboy State is a breath-taking experience

by Bill Sniffin, Cowboy State Daily  In my opinion, there is no better way to appreciate this land we call Wyoming than seeing it from the air. And...

 

Transparency key in rebuilding trust

While most years, friends and family share well-wishes and hopes for the new year filled with resolutions to become healthier or achieve a longtime...

 

A more accurate new year

Fake News might seem like a new concept, but it has actually been around for a long time. The internet and cable news networks have probably made it...

 

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