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The states of New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Hawaii, the Department of Defense, an increasing number of towns and several countries now require that people in public places wear face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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It is now clear that widespread use of face masks is a very effective complement to hand washing and social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Even homemade masks, buffs or kerchiefs can add a significant level of protection.

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In 2014 the town of Jackson and Teton County passed a resolution calling for 60% recycling of our municipal waste. They misnamed the initiative the “Road to Zero Waste.” The goal is not zero, but 40% landfill waste by 2030.

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Lately I have been discouraged by the lack of honesty and low level of discourse in our nation, especially from our President Donald Trump and the leading Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Recent participation as a judge in the Jackson Hole High School’s Invitational Speech a…

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Recently, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon called climate change “the single most important issue on the Earth.” I think he is correct. Unfortunately, humans are not hard-wired to deal with issues like climate change that accrue slowly but have catastrophic results.

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The Wyoming Legislature is once again considering whether to accept federal Affordable Care Act funds for expanding Medicaid health insurance to help Wyoming’s poorest residents, protect the solvency of our rural hospitals and lower the medical costs we all pay.

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There are many ways that America’s failure to modernize and adapt worry me. Is the 20th century’s innovative leader of the world becoming the 21st century’s hidebound lackey?

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Competition is fundamental to a free-enterprise economy. Done right, competition spawns innovation and rewards efficiency. However, there some are essential services that have always been exceptions to this rule. St. John’s Medical Center should be one of them.

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For over 100 years, Jackson Hole residents have worked to balance the needs of people with protecting the natural values of the extraordinary place we call home. As a community, we strive to find ways to coexist with the environment around us. The latest step is the 2019 review of our Teton …

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I may be the only columnist in America who has not written about President Donald Trump, but his contempt for the U.S. Constitution and the coequal branches of government have put me over the line.