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Super Soaker inventor inducted into Hall of Fame

As a member of the media I receive a ton of press releases in my email inbox on a regular basis. Unless they have a local and/or military connection they immediately go into the the trash.

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Here’s our chance to impact our community

Today is the day. September 17th is the first day of early voting for the November 2nd election. It is the first day we have a chance to vote to choose the projects we will voluntarily tax ourselves to support.

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‘Rip the Band-aid off’ Afghanistan decision with no good plan or execution

You can argue that after 20 years it was time for the U.S. to get totally out of Afghanistan. You can argue that the Afghan people need to step up and fight for themselves. Although there has been over 60,000 Afghan military members killed, and 47,000 Afghan civilians killed fighting the Taliban over the last 20 years.

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Respect is plentiful among Cheyenne and Warren’s new leaders

The finalized $130 million Laramie County sixth penny sales tax ballot proposal is now available for all of us to review and learn about. Each time the tax comes up for renewal the tussel between needs and wants works through the give and take of our Laramie County Commissioners, Cheyenne City Council and Mayor, and the city officials in Pine Bluffs, Albin and Burns.

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In need of 41 friends for new airmen

A huge first term airmen class this month created 41 new applicants to Cheyenne’s Adopt an Airman program. This program matches new airmen at Warren AFB with the good people of Cheyenne.

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Be your own “Optimistic Skeptic” to survive in the excess information age

Good journalists are open to unfamiliar theories and new takes on old ones.

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Time to re-group on Flag Day

Watching television news and commentary exagerates and exacerbates the political divide we have in this country. Bots and algorythms on social media spread harsh political views at the speed of the internet. You would think that all this communicating would bring us closer together and make our worlds much clearer to understand.

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Tough now for our local small businesses to survive

The dichotomy between having state, county, city governemts, and school districts awash in new cash from federal tax dollars (albeit borrowing) and the struggle local businesses, especially service businesses, are having is disconcerting.

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Sacrifice for our country beyond measure

Solemn totals of our American war dead as reported by the American Battlefield Trust.

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Commemorating history as it happens

Given the plethora of electronic and on line news sources now available, and the ever changing media landscape, it is comforting to realize that local newspapers continue to be the consistent and reputable recorders of history.

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Liz Cheney: passionate patriot or personal clash?

The ouster of Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney from the third ranking leadership position in the U. S. House was no surprise based on recent press reports. Her continued defiance of former President Donald Trump has opened up the riff between factions of the republican party.

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Comity leading to better city governance?

Way too early to tell. But it was nice to see a long list of actions taken by our city council in the news reporting on this week’s meeting.

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Good Neighbors abound, but be better prepared

Snowpocalypse 2021 has shown off our Wyoming good neighborliness as well as our rugged individualism. My own neighborhood banded together to help each other dig out from the 30 plus inches of wet March snow dumped on us.

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Executive orders reminiscent of the decrees of Delores Umbridge

Fans will remember the repetitive scenes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in which the goulish caretaker of Hogwarts climbs his ladder to tack more and more orders on the wall from the evil newly appointed headmistress Delores Umbridge. The number of these dictums grows and grows until there is no room left on the wall.

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After the fact voter suppression

Voting is both a right and a responsibility for American citizens. It is important that all legal voters be allowed, encouraged and unchallenged in casting their ballots.

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Cheyenne loses a quiet, humble leader and good friend

You may have crossed paths with Bruce during his long Air Force career. You may know Bruce from his most recent time as a member of the leadership team at Warren FCU, now Blue Federal Credit Union. You may know him from his work life.

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  • Accountabilty for the military met, not so for civilian leaders

    Our Air Force, Marines and other services performed as they are trained to do in recent days in Afghanistan. Even when our civilian leaders placed them in a terrible situation, with hard and fast restrictions, they did their jobs effectively, and heroically. Military members from other countries did the same. As is always done, after action reviews will be conducted and the lessons learned will be passed on within the military.