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Everytime we go grocery shopping, fill up our cars, or buy new appliances, we all feel it. Inflation is up 8.5% over last year, the highest rate in over 40 years. Many analysts, including … more
With all the vitriol bantered about these days between extremists from both major political parties, “bipartisanship” has become a sign of weakness to some politicians, pundits and … more
Billionaire Elon Musk, the world’s wealthiest man, purchased Twitter for $44 billion. Musk has long been a critic of the platform’s content moderation policies, and appears poised to, … more
On Friday, people across the planet celebrated Earth Day. It’s been 52 years since the original Earth Day drew attention to protecting our air, lakes, rivers and forests from pollution and … more
Who wouldn’t want to go back to the economically simpler times before the COVID pandemic?  We can look back with warm nostalgia on 2019, when our national debt was only a frightening … more
At the start of the year, the City of Gillette was rocked by the release of hundreds of text messages between Gillette’s mayor and city administrator. In the texts, former Mayor Louise … more
The National Center for Pay Equity promotes Equal Pay Day every year as the symbolic day when women will have earned as much as men did in the previous year. This year it was March 15. The stated … more
Spring didn’t officially arrive in Wyoming until Sunday, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it began March 13 — when we and the rest of the country (or most of it, at least) … more
Last month, the Washington Post ran an article that bizarrely posited that the blackouts in Texas last winter could be avoided in the future with a switch to 100% renewable energy from wind, solar … more
Choosing the leader of a community institution is never easy, but it seems as though the Northwest College Board of Trustees has a clear choice for the college’s next president. Lisa Watson … more
Give credit where credit is due. The renovation of the City of Powell’s Vining Substation is complete, and the project came in on time and close to budget. On a Saturday morning in June … more
We’ve written in this space before that Wyoming should continue allowing voters to change their party affiliation whenever they wish. It just makes sense to allow people to vote for whichever … more
It’s been said that we should “believe the science.” It’s a misguided statement that says science is a set of beliefs that we have a moral obligation to accept. … more
The Olympics aren’t the only thing to watch this winter. While it’s much less made-for-TV, Wyoming lawmakers will convene for a 2022 Budget Session from Monday through March 11. Over … more
The fossil fuel industry, even coal, is seeing some improvement in 2022. No economy grows without affordable energy, and as the economy struggles to rebound from the COVID pandemic, energy demand … more
Members of Congress tend to do pretty well for themselves. According to data analyzed by OpenSecrets in 2020, a majority of the 535 senators and representatives were millionaires. Congressional … more
Here in Wyoming, we don’t take too kindly to government sticking its nose in our business. We value our independence and want to make our own choices. Government tends to do more harm than … more
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 all the people living in the United States at a certain … more
When we collectively closed the book on 2020 and began 2021, there was plenty of optimism that it would be a dramatically improved year. But things didn’t go as we’d hoped. In a recent … more
This month on Twitter, Elon Musk got into a public and heated exchange with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Musk, who is currently the richest man on Earth, was honored as Time Magazine’s Person … more
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