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During this tragic, mean and most divisive time, I thought I would write a column about dogs. Our relationships with dogs and other nonhuman species are pretty special. They could not care less who we vote for, how we worship, what we look like, where we were born or who we love. They defini…

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In addition to presidential, state and local elections, on the ballot Nov. 3 is a proposal to allow a seventh cent of sales tax in Jackson Hole. While no one wants more tax, I think we need to vote in favor of this. Here is my case.

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For decades Jackson Hole planning has struggled with two somewhat contradictory principles: How much should we grow and how do we provide affordable housing for employees essential to the well-being of our community? On Sept. 15 the Teton County Board of County Commissioners will consider ho…

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Recently, I came upon a moose hit by a vehicle on Highway 390. It was almost 9 p.m. and just getting dark. She was sitting in the road, surrounded by glass and blood, clearly terrified, her broken legs underneath her, not understanding why she could not stand up.

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Jackson Hole has been home to many avid conservationists: advocacy group leaders, writers, field researchers, state and federal agency leaders. I think we would all agree that none were more accomplished than Mardy and Olaus Murie.

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Nothing is more sacred in our democracy than clean and fair elections, so the effort by some to make voting more difficult for students, minorities, the elderly and others chaffs on my sense of honesty and fair play.

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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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There are a couple of things the experts agree on: The pandemic will get worse before it gets better, but it will get better. It will end, or at least greatly diminish. We can come out of this as a better society and with an enhanced sense of priorities.

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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…