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That we are created is written in our souls. The word for the One Who created us in Hebrew is “Abba.” In Islam, the name is “Allah”. And, the word in Christianity is “Father.” Perhaps Native American tradition affirms our connection best when it recognizes each person’s transcendent dignity,…

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Leading up to Flag Day today, the Laramie Boomerang published an article about the ceremony taking place this evening at American Legion Post 14. Part of the ceremony each year includes burning unserviceable American flags, meaning those that cannot be restored for proper display. It’s a dee…

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Attorney General Barr lied about delaying the release the Mueller Report. Mueller’s team had prepared introductions and executive summaries that were in a form suitable for release to the public. But Barr wanted time to promote Trump’s narrative that he was completely exonerated. And then Ba…

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Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard (1861 – 1936) stood head and shoulders above other pioneering women involved with the fledgling University of Wyoming (UW), which opened its doors in 1887. Just four years later, and a year after Wyoming became a state, she began the unusual dual role as paid secreta…

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It’s cap and gown season in Laramie as people walk away from educational institutions with degrees in hand. Whether it’s graduating from high school, college or any other level of attainment, we should be proud of those in the community for their accomplishments. It takes remarkable resolve …

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As the mother of Robbie Ramirez, I am heart-broken not only by his death, but by the tragic events surrounding it. The last thing anyone wants to do is bury a child, but I am only one of the many people that have had to experience such a loss. There is nothing anyone can do that will bring R…

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Beyond that fact that we’re grateful we survived another Laramie winter and that spring is just around the corner — we promise — there were several events in April and the early days of May that give us even more to celebrate as the seasons change. Most of these events fall under the cultura…

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If you spend enough time in government meetings, you’ll probably hear the phrase, “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” ad nauseam. While surely cliché, it couldn’t be more applicable when it comes to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees’ decision to not renew the contract of President …

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David Lawrence Dotson, of Arvada, Colorado, passed away peacefully on February 13 after a six-month battle with cancer.

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Legislation that will begin the building of new residence halls at the University of Wyoming cleared the state House of Representatives this week. Despite the concerns of certain lawmakers, House Bill 293’s supporters — including House Speaker Steve Harshman, R-Casper, and Senate President D…

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So there was the new governor – standing by the copier patiently waiting for some copies to print. He was making a little banter with Alfrieda Gonzales who keeps things humming in his front office while chatting with the plain-clothed highway patrolman, who serves as security man and all-aro…

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Many of us stayed up late on a Sunday recently, taking to the cold to gaze up at the heavens Jan. 20 to see a stunning lunar event. A Super Blood Wolf Moon appeared that night as the moon entered total lunar eclipse. The Earth’s atmosphere filtered out blue light waves, granting the moon a r…

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Public safety — especially when it comes to firearms — is one of the most divisive issues in the nation. Mass shootings in schools and other public arenas have gripped people and left us all feeling, no matter how insulated our community may seem, that some of these instances are too close to home.

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Last year we witnessed one of the strangest legislative battles Wyoming has ever seen, the fight over Senate File 74, “crimes against critical infrastructure.” Last year’s bill not only sparked the ire of Native Americans and nonprofit groups around Wyoming who believed it would chill free s…

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The crisis is not at our southern border, it is in our nation’s capital. In their desire to separate us for political purposes, our government has lost its capacity to function. And if they cannot sort out 215 miles of border fence, how can we trust them to address even bigger and more compl…

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Imagine you’re stuck in this horrible situation: while driving on the job you are seriously injured many miles from a hospital. When an ambulance finally arrives, EMTs decide you need to be transported to the nearest medical facility by helicopter.

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. – University of Wyoming junior defensive tackle Youhanna Ghaifan pleaded “no contest” Wednesday to charges related to an incident that occurred the morning of the Cowboys’ football game at Colorado State in late October.

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On the last Sunday of each month, this board generally dedicates the community editorial to reflecting on things we’re thankful for in Laramie and Albany County. With the holiday season wrapping up, there’s plenty that comes to mind.

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I got to my drug dealer early on Christmas Eve, lined up behind others wanting their fix. She moved with manic energy, hopped up on her own product. Profits are good, with prices fifty times what the growers in Columbia receive. The organization that employs her took in 25 billion dollars la…

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With 2020 approaching, potential presidential candidates are waiting until after New Year’s Day to announce. One chose the day the whole world was celebrating his birthday to throw his hat, or rather his kippah, into the ring.

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The League of Women Voters of Laramie would like to thank the Boomerang for their partnership in publishing the General Election and Primary Election Voter Guides. In addition to publishing the Voter Guides, the Boomerang also covered the League’s primary and general election candidate forum…

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As a resident of Wyoming for 20+ years, not a whole lot has changed regarding governance. We have the same problems with the same answers and the same status quo. It is time to make some changes that will enable Wyoming to thrive, not just exist. Greg Hunter wants to work with all the people…