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 By Wyoming ACLU    Opinion    January 26, 2023 

ACLU of Wyo. opposes "Don't Say Gay" bill

The ACLU of Wyoming opposes Senate File 117, legislation that would ban classroom discussions related to sexual orientation and gender identity in Wyoming’s public schools. The government censorship bill, which closely mirrors Florida’s “Don...

 

Letter to the Editor: Lummis should be censored for supporting "Respect for Marriage" act

Dear Editor, US Senator Lummis voted YES on H.R. 8404, which is falsely titled the “Respect for Marriage Act.” There were many reasons to oppose this bill. One is that they disrespect marriage (a God-ordained institution) by seeking to change its...

 

Republicans prioritize savings, tax relief as session kicks off

This week we had the great honor of calling to order the start of the 67th General Session of the Wyoming State Legislature. Now begins the hard work on behalf of the residents of our great state. We are committed to upholding the rules and tradition...

 

Taking the stage

I can't remember what my first play was, because I've been going to plays for as long as I can remember. Probably one of my earliest memories of going to a play was when my Grandma Middlemas took me... Full story

 

Our View: Newspapers provide a record

When our society finds a better way to archive public records for the people, it will have the full support of this newspaper. Public notices (legals) are the surest way to let the citizens know how their tax dollars are being spent. They also...

 

The importance of investing in the arts

This week, my local hospital in Laramie made masks optional, rather than required, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Although COVID is still a threat to the community, there is room for celebration. This “mask optional...

 

Our View: New year, new look, same Star

It’s the start of a new year — the time when people reevaluate their lives and make resolutions in order to make changes. Usually these changes are in an effort to continually be growing and improving. As a newspaper, we wanted to make a few...

 

Enroll Wyoming offers free help with health insurance

I have worked in public health for almost 20 years, and one of the top concerns that always comes forward is access to quality health care for an affordable price. Fast forward to today where I am proud to lead the Enroll Wyoming program where we...

 

Our View: The power of everyday deeds all year

This Saturday night, the clock will change from 11:59 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. When it does, some will be out celebrating and will cheer and kiss and raise a glass. Others will be spending a quiet evening...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    December 22, 2022

Lifelong Learning: "Hygge" and other comfy words

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays my family and I watch Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies. It’s become quite a little tradition. They are all very similar in nature, but we never really look at them as “if you’ve seen one,...

 

Tale as old as Christmastime

Last weekend I was sitting in the Broadway Theater in Rock Springs, but my heart was transported back to Victorian London. I watched characters I've known for as long as I can remember bring one of... Full story

 
 By Deb Sutton    Opinion    December 8, 2022

Avoid your T-Zone to avoid infection

Imagine how great it would be if you or your family didn’t get sick from a respiratory infection. What infections are these you may ask? They include, for example, flu, flu-like illness, adeno virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), common cold,... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Recognizing statesmanship

Dear Editor, In politics, all decisions do not reach the same level of importance. Some decisions matter very much in the moment but will be forgotten within a decade. Others will be viewed by future generations as a turning point that causes generat...

 

Wyoming is the global leader in CCUS

As energy transitions occur across the globe, one has to question if policy makers are learning from the experiences in other states and nations.  We would be wise to pay close attention.  Change is coming, and today’s energy sector will look dif...

 

Welcome back, winter

Each fall, the reality of living at 6,237 feet and above sets in with early cold temps, and, ideally, early snow. Fortunately, the stockpiling of winter moisture begins as the blanket of white covers the valley, giving us hope of refilling...

 

Which came first: the turkey or the tree?

The holidays are here! But it seems to be increasingly less clear - or at least more debated - which holidays should be celebrated when.  Growing up, holidays weren't as extended as they are today,... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Angels among us

Dear Editor, Please print this. I don’t know who she was but it’s important to me that she see this. There are indeed angels among us. I want to sincerely thank the lady who shocked me the other day. She paid entirely for my new set of tires on...

 

Electricity needs are more important

The old adage “Don’t put the cart before the horse” may certainly be applied to the push to get electric vehicles on our nation’s roads. Don’t get us wrong. We are not against electric vehicles. We just hope Wyoming keeps ahead of the...

 

Letter to the Editor: Calling a Convention of States

Dear Editor, What can be done about the behemoth of the federal government, regulation and corporate overreach? My generation has allowed the deterioration of freedoms we took for granted as kids. The unholy alliance of Big Government, Big Pharma,...

 

Our View: We all agree on the importance of voting

The votes have come in and the people have made their voice heard in the general election, thanks to the freedom we have in our country to participate in the process of choosing the people who will lead us.  These days, politics seem to be more...

 

Letter to the Editor: Voter trust is built on truth

Dear Editor, The Truth for which I am speaking is not your self truth or being true to your-self but truth based on facts. Facts based truth is what gives a community long term stability, self-reflection and positive growth for everyone. Trust is...

 
 By Mark Baker    Opinion    October 27, 2022

It's time for cannabis laws to change with the times

Last year, I augmented my role as an elected member of Wyoming’s House of Representatives to become a witness before the House Judiciary Committee as it considered whether cannabis should become legal in our state. I told my colleagues about my...

 

Letter to the Editor: Secretary of State needs to maintain authority

Dear Editor, Since the August 16th Primary elections some members in our Wyoming legislature are conspiring to limit the authority of the Secretary of State. I feel as if those in our State Legislature that want to do this are stripping “We The...

 

Secretary of state selection shows process is broken

Shortly before Ed Buchanan left the secretary of state’s post early to take a judgeship, the Wyoming Republican Party wrote a letter asking him to stay on through the November election. Party officials wrote that asking an interim secretary of...

 
 By Lu Sweet    Opinion    October 6, 2022

Lifelong learning: Releasing your pressure valve

I am back! Some of you might not have even noticed or missed me, but some of you may have noticed I haven’t written in a few months. In fact, I have been asked by some people why they hadn’t seen any new articles in the paper or on my website in...

 

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