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It is hard to overestimate the importance of our U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney’s leadership in America today. Our democracy is in real danger, and her voice is critical in protecting the nation, our electoral process and the rule of law.

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There are some really bad ideas that seem to have traction these days. The notions that the election was stolen or that defunding police can improve law enforcement are good examples. The thought that we can have a country, a military, highways or government without taxes may be the most dam…

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With passage of legislation last week in the U.S House of Representatives, proposals for granting Washington, D.C., residents representation in Congress are gaining traction. Strong majorities of Americans understand the fairness of this change and support it. The proposal would retain an ar…

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One of the great aspects of living in Teton County is the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, which operates almost at the level of government. In 2019 the Community Foundation distributed $56 million in gifts to charities, scholarships, grants and program services to our community. It doe…

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The humanity of a civilization or community can best be judged by how we treat the most vulnerable among us. Fortunately, in Jackson Hole we have 10 nonprofit organizations that do a great job meeting these needs in our community.

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Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine injection now exceeds the number of people who have had the disease. About 470,000 have died from the disease. No one has died from getting a vaccine in Ame…

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For years we have been hearing accounts of a toxic culture and poor morale among some Teton County employees. Concerns have focused on the departments supervised by the Board of County Commissioners, county administrator and human resources director rather than the seven departments run by i…

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Sometime in the next few weeks, U.S. deaths from COVID-19 will exceed the 291,000 combat fatalities from World War II. This did not need to happen.

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Veterans Day will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. on the Town Square. Last year I attended the ceremony for the first time in a while. It was wonderful. I will not miss another.