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Olson letter: Social Security bill merits support

Social Security will be solvent for at least 20 more years. If left as is, benefits will be paid out 70 cents on the dollar in 2037. Part of this problem is Social Security rules haven’t been adjusted since 1983. Income and wealth are now distributed much differently than 33 years ago.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
Community editorial board: Tourism Board shouldn’t help fund health inspector
Posted: May 22, 2016

Editor’s note: Publisher Jeff Robertson’s wife is an employee at the Laramie Area Visitor’s Center.

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Laegreid letter: Faculty-focused cuts diminish UW’s land grand mission
Posted: May 22, 2016

Governor Mead announced to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees last week that in the next biennium, the University block grant will be reduced $41-51 million (depending on how one does the math).

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Sheehan letter: County shouldn’t stymie Hospice House construction
Posted: May 22, 2016

Kudos to Commissioners Richardson and Chestnut for their continued efforts to support the Hospice of Laramie Hospice House construction project. Under the guise of “protecting the taxpayer’s money,” Commissioner Sullivan’s efforts to force Hospice of Laramie to pay 100 percent of the construction costs upfront, despite the fact that the grant administered by the County only covers 27 percent of the costs, only serves to foster mistrust while wasting valuable time and energy that could have been better spent on continued fundraising.

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MacMillan letter: Thanks to city workers
Posted: May 22, 2016

Wanted to say thanks to city employees in the utility and sanitation departments for the courtesy and extra help I’ve gotten in the last couple of weeks.

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Wood letter: Where’s the ‘justice’ in criminal justice system?
Posted: May 22, 2016

It is a sad commentary on our supposed criminal justice system when someone can set a house on fire, jeopardizing the lives of three people and, because they are willing to roll over on another drug addict or drug user, they can get out of jail in less than 24 hours.

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Naumann letter: Hospice House needs your help
Posted: May 22, 2016

This is my unsolicited personal appeal to my friends and neighbors to donate to Hospice of Laramie’s inpatient “hospice house.”

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Gorin letter: Prohibiting aquifer data stifles scientific process, groundwater protection
Posted: May 22, 2016

Editor:

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Sunday 05/15/2016
Haggerty letter: School Board should pass Draft A transgender student policy
Posted: May 15, 2016

I am writing to ask the School Board of Albany County School District No. 1 to place a policy to protect transgender and gender non-conforming students on its agenda for a public vote.

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Clements letter: Eppson Center offers invaluable service
Posted: May 15, 2016

I would like to extoll the programs and food at the (Eppson Center for Seniors).

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Community editorial board: Facing cuts: Consider all options
Posted: May 15, 2016

Few management tasks are more daunting than deciding how to cut expenses and cope with new realities in the face of declining revenues.

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O'Toole letter: Math doesn’t add up on claims some UW sports subsidize others
Posted: May 15, 2016

I am surprised no one responded to Tracy Ringolsby’s statement that UW’s football and men’s basketball generate a positive cash flow (letter to editor, May 1). He echoed the mantra that this income subsidizes other NCAA sports on campus. Powerful stuff, athletic Kool-Aid. Tracy is a sports commentator. He should know the bigger picture.

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