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Gordon: Government should be limited with as few regulations as possible

Opinion by Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon Wyoming has always been about small government and limited regulations.  These are core values to me. I remember well my father working to protect Wyoming’s Right to Work laws.  Our...

Opinion: Campbell County officials abet bullies in battle of radicals v. librarians

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile Bullies trying to ban books at the Campbell County Public Library are grabbing all the headlines, but only because authorities are taking their hysterical rants seriously. This high-profile conflict is about as uncivil...
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Community Opinion: Gillette continues to let its ugliest voices speak the loudest

By Mr. Ryan Lunde After reading news stories about the recent criminal complaint against the Campbell County Library, I can’t help but be saddened and disappointed. The town I called home, while full of good...

Op-Ed: IRS wants to spy on your bank accounts

By Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis Democrats in Washington are planning a far-reaching Big Brother initiative to squeeze every last penny out of everyday Americans. They need more money to pay for their reckless...

A Wyoming energy strategy proposal: utility-scale solar

By Dave Dodson, WyoFile Last month I suggested that an “all-of-the-above” strategy for Wyoming’s energy economic development would lead us nowhere; if we try to do everything, we’ll accomplish nothing. Focus is the key to success,...

Costly runoff races won’t buy state ‘election integrity’

By Kerry Drake, WyoFile What do the Wyoming Republican Party and Santa Claus have in common? They both keep lists of who’s been naughty or nice. State GOP Chairman Frank Eathorne recently told the Joint Corporations, Elections...

The West is burning and politics are fanning the flames

Opinion by Senator Cynthia Lummis As smoke from summer Western wildfires spreads all the way to Maine, the entire country finally realizes what the West has long known: America’s forest-management policies are not working. This record-breaking fire season...

Can Cheney’s challengers stop relying on Trump?

By Kerry Drake, WyoFile Can any of U.S Rep. Liz Cheney’s challengers score points with Republican voters by blasting her for criticizing former President Donald Trump’s actions in Afghanistan? Probably not, since Trump’s goal was precisely...

Opinion: Gov. Mark Gordon may be the biggest winner of Cheney’s race

By Kerry Drake, WyoFile Could Rep. Liz Cheney unwittingly help Gov. Mark Gordon keep his job? Wyoming Republican Party officials are so gung-ho to replace the three-term congresswoman with a party-first lackey that they appear to...
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Community Opinion: Let us now act, or be acted upon

Opinion by Roy Frybarger I offer this, optimistically, as an enhancement to-and-of Paul Weaver's thoughtful assessment of the challenges Wyomingites will encounter, in the face of population pressure and an apparently dwindling natural resource-based economy....