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“It feels like deja vu all over again for the electric sector. Utilities began to find that coal was not just a dirty form of energy but a more expensive form of energy, so they began to replace coal. Now, as they’re looking to replace coal, they’re finding gas in the same situation. There’s…

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The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released 2016 income data for every U.S. county. For the 14th straight year, Teton County, Wyoming, had the nation’s highest per capita income: $199,635.

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This spring I took a sabbatical from this column, unsure whether I’d return. That I have is due in no small measure to the flexibility of News&Guide Publisher Kevin Olson and Editor Johanna Love. My thanks to both.

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“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

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I took a couple of long business trips during February and early March. Today I’d like to share a few observations that hit me as I viewed Jackson Hole from a distance.

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“The Lord said, ‘If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.’” So the Lord scattered them from there over all the eart…

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“[T]he many sections of this platform affirm our trust in the people, our faith in their judgment and our determination to help them take back their country. ... This means relieving the burden and expense of punishing government regulations.

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Arguably the most significant yet underreported local news story of the past few months was the Wyoming attorney general’s ruling that lodging tax proceeds cannot be used to fund events. I say this because, unless something dramatic changes in local politics or the local economy, to my ear t…

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“Kansas simply does not have enough revenue to pay even a constrained set of bills. The 2012 income tax cuts unbalanced the Kansas budget from the moment of implementation, but the situation has become especially dire today because lawmakers emptied reserves and exhausted other one-time budg…

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The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1760s. Since then, I know of no place that has developed an industrial or post-industrial economy while also maintaining the basic health and integrity of its surrounding environment.

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The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 1760s. I know of no place since that has developed an industrial or post-industrial economy while also maintaining the basic health and integrity of its surrounding environment.

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“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constituti…

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Wyoming’s 2016 primary will be held on Aug. 16. Today I’ll share my algorithm for predicting the outcome of local races. First, though, two observations about elections in general.

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In the mail a few days ago I received a 128-page full-color magazine. At first glance I thought it was yet another glossy “Jackson Hole lifestyle” publication. Upon closer inspection, though, it was six score and eight pages promoting high-end real estate in and around Jackson Hole.

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“Calling Jackson’s housing issue an emergency, not a crisis, the group ... advocated immediate action on short-term housing solutions. To alleviate some of the pressure, Shelter JH suggested the town permit camping within town limits, allow for RV parking in public parking lots and private d…

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“Preserve and protect the area’s ecosystem in order to ensure a healthy environment, community and economy for current and future generations.”

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“If you’re swimming in the ocean being attacked by sharks, you’re not going to worry about the jellyfish stinging you. [For the coal industry], natural gas is the shark. Regulations are the jellyfish.”

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When my parents died a couple of years ago I was struck by how quickly they went from doing well to no longer being with us. That experience drove home for me one of the profound paradoxes about the nature of life. Something so vibrant is also so fragile.

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“Preserve and protect the area’s ecosystem in order to ensure a healthy environment, community and economy for current and future generations.”

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Over the past year or so Wyoming Public Radio’s fundraising efforts seem to have become increasingly incessant. My memory is that when WPR first came to Jackson Hole it contented itself with semiannual fund drives. Now it’s the fund drives plus constant pitches throughout the rest of the year.

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“We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours.”