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This Side of the Pond

Honestly, leave it to a man to decide that, if a woman has done great and wonderful things, it must be because she’s secretly not a woman at all. I came across an old conspiracy theory this week...

 

Op-ed: The 67th General Session positions tomorrow's Wyoming leaders for success

On March 3, the Wyoming Legislature gaveled out the end of the 67th General Session. The work your elected officials achieved was remarkable. As the leaders of the House and Senate chambers, it is our privilege to report out the accomplishments of...

 
 By Chip Neiman    Opinion    March 9, 2023

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

With the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature complete, I am encouraged by the good work that has been done for the people of Wyoming and am especially heartened at the prospect of being home and seeing my family, friends and neighbors...

 
 By Dave Jagemann    Opinion    March 2, 2023

Hold

Take firm (strong) hold of instruction, do not let go; keep her, for she is your life (Prov. 4:13). There are certain things in life that are good to hold on to. They are helpful, hopeful and heartful. The Bible is very good at showing what to...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Once again the so-called “pro-life” members of the Wyoming Legislature appear in public wearing only the emperor’s clothes.  House Bill 152 would force every pregnant Wyoming woman, even those pregnant by rape, to bring their...

 
 By Chip Neiman    Opinion    March 2, 2023

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

We are on the downhill slope as the Legislature finishes its seventh week. Deadlines are approaching and debate is speeding up to ensure bills important to the people of Wyoming are heard. Strengthening families is one of my most important...

 

Speaker of the House: I'm focused on Wyoming solutions, not out-of-state influences

Throughout the last decade serving as a Representative in the Wyoming State Legislature, I have consistently used the following metric to assess legislation: does it solve a Wyoming problem with a Wyoming solution? Some bills that come to the...

 

This Side of the Pond

We’re going to file this week’s column under “things you didn’t know about famous people”, even though, for me, it also falls into the category of stuff I’ve failed to notice about my own...

 

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

The end is in sight as we conclude the sixth week of the 2023 Legislative Session. This week, budget negotiations were finalized by members of the House and Senate, and we continue to debate many bills with important impacts on Wyoming. As always,...

 

From the Desk of Senate President Ogden Driskill

With just a couple of weeks left of the Legislative Session, I am happy to report that good, steady work continues at the Capitol. This has been one of the smoother legislative sessions I have been a...

 

This Side of the Pond

In my last column, I addressed for you the many perils of being a British person who doesn’t have access to adequate cutlery. This week, I wish to address another failing of my culture’s culinary talents. It’s a simple confession, but a sad...

 

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

As the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature passes the halfway mark, I write with a grateful heart for the honor to serve you and a firm resolve to continue the good work on behalf of the people of Wyoming. As Majority Floor Leader, my...

 

From the Desk of Senate President Ogden Driskill

As the Wyoming Legislature passes the halfway mark, I am taking the time to think about the past month and the remaining weeks ahead. As we started out, we set the stage by focusing on the kitchen tab...

 

Weekly Update

As I report at the end of week four of the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, the Wyoming Senate is in the middle of third reading debate on SF0001, also known as the supplemental...

 
 By Jim Wood    Opinion    February 2, 2023

More government transparency coming from your newspaper

Your newspaper and newspapers across Wyoming are advocating in the state legislature to make government information more accessible to you. In Wyoming; state, county, city, school district and other governmental entities are legally directed to...

 

Weekly Update

As you may have seen on FOX News and other major media outlets, Wyoming experienced quite a week in the national news spotlight due to a resolution brought forward in the Senate. Senate Joint...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m sorry, but you can’t have my knife. I might be an American now, but that doesn’t mean I will – or even can – eat my meals using nothing but a fork. What lunacy is this, anyway? I’ve...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Crook County’s State House Representative, Chip Neiman, in his new position of power in the legislature (Majority Floor Leader) has been given the ability to keep bills from coming to the floor for a vote. He is currently holding two...

 

Good

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Heb. 6:9). Good. A sufficient and solid word that often gets lost in settling for less or demanding more. Humanity finds trouble in thinking God...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We need revenue for our counties’ bills. Medicaid expansion could help us. We have sixteen Critical Access Hospitals in Wyoming. Crook County has a crucial Critical Access Hospital. Medicaid expansion is not a freebie giveaway....

 

Weekly update

As you may have seen on FOX News and other major media outlets, Wyoming experienced quite a week in the national news spotlight due to a resolution brought forward in the Senate. Senate Joint...

 

This Side of the Pond

Wasn’t that a fun bout of flu that’s been making its way round town? I’d almost forgotten about normal coughs and sneezes that don’t have anything to do with a pandemic but, as it turns out, I...

 

Civility and decorum necessary to achieve results for Wyoming

By Ogden Driskill Last week, the Wyoming Legislature gaveled in the start of the 67th Legislative Session. This year, I was elected by my colleagues to serve as Senate President, an honor I never imag...

 

This Side of the Pond

Oh Harry, whatever are we all to do with you? And I do mean “we”, because the wayward second son of King Charles III is as much your problem these days as he is ours. If you’ve somehow managed...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, The community has noticed an uptick in RSV cases. It may be helpful to talk about RSV, what it is, how it is treated and how it affects certain age groups more severely than others. Dear...

 

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