Editorials

A bortion is no longer a constitutional right in the United States of America. The long-anticipated (and previously leaked) decision from the U.S.  Supreme Court became official late last week, and it sparked the expected protests and celebrations that have seemingly become obligatory anytime...

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Memorial day 2021 at Greenwood Cemetery. 

O n Memorial Day, we take the time to remember those who have served our country in the various branches of the military and have given their lives in service. And, while we should always remember and commemorate the men and women who defend our land, we set aside this special day of the year to...
A ccording to a recent study from a company called Smart Asset, Weston County ranks ninth out of Wyoming’s 23 counties on a list of the best counties in the state for small business owners. To arrive at that conclusion, the study looked at tax returns from each county to determine the proportion of...
I have been asked on more than one occasion why I felt it was the newspaper’s responsibility to hold local governments accountable for adhering to Wyoming’s open meetings and public records law, and my answer has always been the same: Because somebody has to do it. The idea that elected officials...
I n 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 States is leading the way on banning Russian oil imports. While it seems this particular sanction could have the greatest impact on the Russian economy...
W e join the world in watching with horror as Vladimir Putin’s Russian army marches brazenly and belligerently through a sovereign nation on its western border. The actions of the Russian leader harken images of Hitler and World War II, and demonstrate the falsehood of the notion that the nations...
W ith governmental dollars handed out by the truckload over the last few years, a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to see local entities considering various spending avenues for the funds, not just lining their employees pockets.  Both the Weston County School District No. 1...
I t is not going to come as a surprise to many of our readers that the News Letter Journal brought home another impressive stack of hardware from this year’s Wyoming Press Association Annual Convention last weekend. Alexis Barker, Amy Menerey, Sonja Karp, KateLynn Slaamot and Walter Sprague all...
The following editorial was published in the Gillette News Record on Jan. 15. The opinion is specific to a situation in Gillette but we feel that the message featured in the editorial is relevant in Weston County and across the state. Background information can be found on page 13 in the story “...
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the Equality State, we call it Equality Day, and that is probably a better approach as it focuses on an ideal — instead of simply honoring the man who championed the ideal. Regardless of what you choose to call Monday’s holiday, I think the best way to...

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