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Ilene Olson

Thumbs up to the call by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and other senators from both sides of the aisle who asked Congress to take up the Marketplace Fairness Act issue this year.

We’re standing on the brink of a historic time in state government. 

After nearly two decades of talking, saving and planning, construction on the Wyoming Capitol Square project is expected to begin this fall. 

This has been a stellar year for Northwest College, and we believe the 2014-15 school year will go down in history as one of its best. 

New center will focus on providing health care to low-income and uninsured patients, but will see anyone

After years of planning, a new, federally funded community health center will begin operating in Powell by Sept. 1, if all goes as planned. 

Thumbs down to the person or persons who poisoned animals in the Timber Creek area near Meeteetse. 

Sculptor Mike Thomas just calls her Darlin’.

She has a smile on her face because she’s enjoying a hard ride on a good horse — and he’s a horse her brother couldn’t ride, Thomas said.

Thumbs up to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation’s efforts to stop the auction of artifacts from internment camps, including one at Heart Mountain, in which hundreds of thousands of Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II.

visit to a park is a very different experience for John Douglas than it is for most people. 

Over the weekend, I watched several horrifying videos of Thursday’s huge pileup on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne, and with dismay, I learned on Monday of a second tragic pileup west of Laramie. I can imagine — all too vividly — how terrifying both of those experiences were. In fact, I lived through a similar experience, but with a very different result, thanks to truckers who were listening to their radios and came to our rescue. 

April is two-thirds over, and we’re enjoying a return to warm, spring weather.

Farmers are irrigating their fields, and rows of emerging plants are replacing barren ground with orderly lines of green.

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