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Wyoming is fairly partisan politically, leaning heavily Republican. During the last election cycle Foster Friess complained that over 10,000 Independents and Democrats switched parties prior to the primary election. Governor Gordon defeated Friess by just over 9,000 votes.

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January is National Mentoring Month. For those individuals who have had a mentor make an impact in their lives, now is the time to reflect upon and thank those people. Additionally, January is a great time to get involved and make a difference in a child's life. Big Brothers Big Sisters offe…

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Siting with my family at dinner last night, I asked my children how they would feel if guns were allowed in their schools. I wondered about their immediate experience at the Middle School and High School. I wondered how it might impact their interest in attending the University of Wyoming. M…

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In the wake of the senseless death of an unarmed man in front of his own house and the grand jury decision on the matter, I now see that Peggy Trent has made a statement stressing that the system did not “fail” in this instance. After following these events closely, I feel the need to explai…

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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…

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My father risked his life fighting Nazis in the skies over Germany. For his sake and mine, I am appalled that more than a half century later we are still having to oppose Nazis and white supremacists at the ballot-box. Hate crimes against Jews are up almost 60 percent last year. I don’t thin…

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This letter is written to remind everyone how crucial it is to our democracy to utilize our right to vote. People have fought and died for their right to vote. Suffragists during 1903 – 1928 were jailed, severely beaten, tortured and sometimes killed while incarcerated. Even when women were …

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The right to vote is a sacred one. I encourage you, as you consider how to exercise it, to think of which candidate will most embody and enact the values of love and neighborliness in your own community, in our country, and around the world, especially given the deep divisions we see daily. …

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I am writing to second Bern Haggerty’s letter on October 31 in which he is thanking Mayor Andi Summerville for her help when he had a suggestion and a request. My own interactions with our Mayor and my Council member echo his. I continue to be impressed with Andi’s prompt and factual respons…

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Albany County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (ACSSAR) falls under the purview of the Sheriff’s Office, though we are a 100 percent volunteer, nonprofit organization that is here to serve the Albany County community. We work alongside the Sheriff’s Office on upwards of 20 missions a year. In our…