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W ith the death of Jim Angell last week, a powerful voice for openness and transparency in government fell silent. Angell, who served for many years as the executive director of the Wyoming Press Association, kept a vigilant eye on any bills to come before the Wyoming Legislature that might have...
“If it was not the most important decision in the history of the Court,” Justice Stanley Reed observed of Brown v. Board of Education, “it was very close.” The Supreme Court’s opinion in Brown, delivered on May 17, 1954, held segregation in public schools unconstitutional, a decision that paved the...
Government transparency is something we are passionate about at the News Letter Journal. We fight for your right, as citizens, to know as much as possible about government meetings and actions. We admit that on occasion we may appear aggressive in this battle to make sure that you, the people, know...
Fall is the perfect time to make sauerkraut! The late-season varieties of cabbage contain more natural sugars that help with fermentation. Sauerkraut means “sour cabbage” in German.  To make sauerkraut, cabbage is used in a process called fermentation. Natural fermentation is one of the oldest...
Did you see the video earlier this month of the Little League batter consoling the opposing team’s pitcher? During the Little League Southwest Regional final Aug. 9 in Waco, Texas, right-hander Kaiden Shelton of Pearland, Texas, was facing batter Isaiah Jarvis of Tulsa, Okla., when an 0-2 pitch got...
President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s recess appointment of Earl Warren to Chief Justice of Supreme Court on Sept. 30, 1953, constituted a watershed mark in the history of the Court. His leadership of what was decidedly the Warren Court, generated more landmark opinions in American constitutional law...
School is starting this week, and we would characteristically ask you in this issue of the News Letter Journal to start exercising a bit of extra caution in the morning and afternoon hours when children are going to and from school. It has been awhile since you’ve had to deal with kids running to...
The days are still warm, or even hot, but once that sun goes down, it starts to feel cool.  That can only mean one thing: Fall is on the horizon. I love me some summer, so that always makes me feel a bit melancholy that the lazy days of lounging in the sun are gone. However, my sad face quickly...
Politically these past six months, we were watching the World Series, March Madness, and the Super Bowl all wrapped up into one Wyoming campaign.  This GOP primary election between incumbent Liz Cheney and challenger Harriet Hageman has been called the battle for the soul of the Wyoming Republican...
We unfortunately have to announce that our inaugural “Best of Weston County Contest” has come to an end a couple of weeks early after we encountered problems with our website. And as luck would have it, two of our three remaining contests have ended in a draw! It should come as no surprise in a...

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