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Editorials

One of the best things to come out of the 2016 election cycle in Wyoming was the realization by everyday Republicans and Democrats that they really don’t get much of a say in choosing their parties’ presidential nominees.

For many of us, pets become part of our families. Whether it’s a dog happily greeting you after a long day or a cat curled up alongside you on a wintry evening, pets are affectionate companions. Given how sweet and loving they can be, it’s difficult to think about all the unwanted animals who don’t have homes.

A recent proposal to merge the Powell Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Powell Economic Partnership has possible merit, and we believe it deserves more discussion and consideration.

EDITORIAL: When words fail

Even though we’re writers, words don’t always come easily.

Should guns be allowed in the Wapiti school — or any K-12 school in Wyoming?

They say necessity is the mother of invention.

No need to transfer public lands now

Last week, Senate President Eli Bebout saw the writing on the wall, deciding not to waste the Legislature’s time with a proposed amendment to the Wyoming Constitution that would have set the stage for the state to take over many federal lands.

When many of us hear details about a $400 million deficit, mill levy increases and the Legislative Stabilization Reserve Account, our eyes start to glaze over.

OK, Park County folks. Here’s your chance to show people around the country how passionate people can work together for the common good of the community.

The internet has opened up a world of shopping opportunities for people in rural towns like ours, but it’s a double-edged sword that cuts into communities in multiple ways. Beyond local retailers receiving less business and dollars leaving the local economy, under the current set-up, Wyoming’s governments also lose out on sales tax dollars to maintain or improve their towns, cities and counties. Some estimates say that, by not requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes, the State of Wyoming is losing $28 million a year.

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