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After more than six months, it’s no clearer today than it was in March why the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees decided not to renew the contract of President Laurie Nichols. It’s becoming more obvious, however, that providing no explanation is not acceptable.

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Suicide continues to be a serious public health issue in the Cowboy State that affects people from all different backgrounds. The Wyoming Department of Health estimated in a 2018 report that a person dies from suicide in Wyoming every two days. Figures from the Centers for Disease Control sa…

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Almost 50 years after the Black 14 incident at the University of Wyoming, Laramie for the second time in 2019 welcomed back some of those football players to campus this week. And what a week it was as healing and amends took place that made those athletes feel like they were once again home at UW.

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It was our community’s pleasure on Friday to welcome to Laramie Carla Hayden, who was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, 2016. Hayden became the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library after she was nominated to the position by the nat…

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We’ve commented many times on the editorial page on how much we appreciate the fruits of summer in Laramie. Whether it’s the quiet that comes with the population dropping, Jubilee Days, farmers markets, the perfect weather many days or whatever else you can point to, lots of locals will tell…

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There’s an interesting political trend in the U.S. in recent years that has seen conservatives pushing for repealing the death penalty at the state level. It even saw some success in Wyoming in 2019, with a bipartisan bill making its way through the House and a Senate committee before dying …

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Providing affordable housing is a challenge nationwide, and it’s certainly a problem for the Gem City. Sadly, Laramie residents spend more of their income than any other community in the state on housing costs, according to information from the Wyoming Business Council recently provided to t…

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uly is always an eventful month in the Gem City of the Plains. The Fourth of July and Laramie Jubilee Days brings excitement to the community, and we enjoyed the celebrations earlier this month as we always do.

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Let us be absolutely clear on a point: Blaming the survivors of sexual harassment, molestation, assault and rape – fully, in-part or even just a little bit — is always wrong. If you believe that survivors bear any culpability in the harmful acts perpetrated upon them, you are part of the problem.

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It’s not an uncommon scenario in Laramie City Council chambers: developers come in saying they’re struggling to meet the requirements of city code to open a new business or provide residential options in the Gem City. There seems to be something of an eternal struggle in Laramie and elsewher…

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Today, the last day of June marks the end of LGBTQ Pride Month. The month was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall riots of 1969, where members of the LGBTQ community in New York reacted to harassment on the part of law enforcement. (It’s worth noting we do not condone any of the violence tha…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Running for political office asks a lot of people. A successful campaign usually entails spending hours meeting with potential voters, devouring as much information as possible on the issues and engaging in — we hope — spirited yet civil debate with one’s opponents. Not to mention the increa…

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Laramie residents — and anyone else, for that matter — had the opportunity Wednesday to watch the Laramie City Council interview five applicants for the open council seat in Ward 1.