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Big news for Wyoming! Frontier Airlines merges with Spirit Airlines. Really? Once upon a time, this would have been big news. But lately, neither Frontier or Spirit have any flights in or out of the Cowboy State.  But it is still a big deal since that merged airline is based out of Denver, just a...
This week as the Wyoming Legislature readies to convene for the 66th Legislative Session, it is no secret there is much to do in a short amount of time. This Session will require focus, and as presiding officers, we set the expectations and communicate the priorities. The State is well-positioned...

Photos by Josie Smith

The Weston County Extension office was a happening place on Friday, and many 4-H families came to wish farewell to Brittany Hamilton, 4-H Youth Development Extension educator. Above, Callan Smith, Hamilton, and Carli and Waylon Stohlhammer check out her clean office. Below, Steve and Janice Langer visit with Francie Hamilton.

 
Hello Weston County! As I write, my time serving as the 4-H educator here is coming to a close. It is an exciting time in life, but it holds some bittersweetness. I so appreciate the well-wishes, thoughts, and words people have been sharing about the work that has been done and my upcoming...
Anyone who has participated in sports knows the old adage that defense wins games.  Obviously, you have to be able to put points on the board to make it happen as well, but it’s a fact that a great defense creates offensive opportunities. Case in point: last weekend we watched the Lady Dogies...
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s opinion for the Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States (1919) shocked his libertarian friends and colleagues, who had always believed that he was a champion of free speech. His narrow conception of the Clear and Present Danger Test, which established the First...
The Wyoming legislature begins its legislative session on February 14.  Because this year is a budget year, it will be a fast and furious session, with only four weeks available for both the House and Senate to separately consider each bill - including amendments - and to wrestle with any...
Throughout all my years of school, I personally have never been more stressed out in my life. Granted, that may be caused by extensive procrastination. However, that’s beside the point. It may be that “senior-itis” is setting in. It also may be pure laziness. But I think it’s more the fact that I...
We rely on numbers and the law of averages in many aspects of our lives, and certainly in sports. We watch players’ scoring averages, shooting percentages, and individual and team turnover numbers to put together game plans for how to approach an opponent.  But, how accurate are those numbers on...
In 1958, in Cooper v. Aaron, the Supreme Court, ensnared in the white-hot cauldron of southern resistance to federal authority, the Supremacy Clause and the abolition of segregation, delivered a massively important decision for the future of American Constitutionalism and the rule of law. In a case...
The Federalist Papers, it has been said, constitute one of the most important works in the world of political science ever written in the history of the United States. There is little exaggeration, if any, in saying that that The Federalist is surpassed only by the Constitution and the Declaration...

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