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The Wyoming House Education Committee last week shot down a bill that was aimed at an education system the sponsor sees as “very much tiling more towards a liberal view.” Opponents’ … more
It has been tough to see budget cuts and changing demographics buffet Northwest College in recent years. While many state agencies have been trimming what might be described as “fat” … more
A life in agriculture is many things: hard, rewarding, tough on a family, the best way (many believe) to raise kids and difficult to pass along to the next generation. The last factor is in part … more
Cancel culture reached new levels of absurdity in the past couple weeks when Dr. Seuss became the newest piece of beloved culture deemed racist. Responding to a growing controversy, Dr. Seuss … more
As the 2020 presidential election devolved into chaos, the State of Wyoming stood above it all. While preposterous conspiracy theories about fraudulent voting machines, etc., circulated like … more
When the 4-H and FFA programs started in 1902 and 1928, respectively, they were intended to help rural youngsters learn production and record keeping best practices. In those early days it was … more
It looked like it was going to be a mild winter until the country was treated this month to a frigid blast that sent windchill temperatures in Powell down to 30 below zero.  The cold … more
In early January, two businesses made presentations to the Powell City Council about how they intended to expand their companies and bring more jobs into the city. Mike Bailey, the owner of the … more
It has long been the mantra of parenting gurus for adults to monitor social media posts for the children in their lives and have access to their phones. It was for their own protection, to keep them … more
Right out of the gate, President Joe Biden has signaled that his administration will be no friend to hydrocarbon energy and its associated industries. Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris … more
Requiring government agencies to pick the lowest bidder sounds awfully good in theory. When tax dollars are at stake, it seems like common sense to go with whichever contractor can offer the best … more
There are few things that frighten adults more than the idea of suddenly being without a job. It has been one of the worst issues Americans have had to deal with in the pandemic. When the … more
The COVID pandemic brought an extraordinary expansion of government power not seen since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Here in Wyoming, the approach was much more reasonable, as was the … more
On Wednesday, Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th president, beginning a new chapter of U.S. history. For a day, we all could take pride as, despite the violent events of Jan. 6, our … more
This week Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. It will happen in spite of the claims that the election was stolen, that there was widespread fraud and his … more
The protests in Washington, D.C., in which a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building and forced it to be evacuated, were disturbing to say the least. As these events unfolded, … more
Following a series of unthinkable events in 2020, the new year brought yet another terrible day for our country. On Wednesday,  as lawmakers convened to certify the Electoral College votes for … more
Our Opinion Page was ready for the pressroom Wednesday when some of the worst of the past year played out before our eyes on national television from our nation’s capital. In a disgraceful, … more
The approach of the new year comes with a strange mixture of trepidation and relief. more
After weeks of intense negotiations and delay, Congress passed a new $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package and a $1.4 trillion spending bill last week. more
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