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On June 23, 1982, in Detroit, a young man named Vincent Chin died. Four nights earlier, he had been enjoying his bachelor party with friends at a local bar when they were accosted by two White men, who blamed them for the success of Japan’s auto industry. “It’s because of you we’re out of wo…

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I took a trip over Teton Pass the other day to hook up with a girlfriend for a hike on the Aspen Trail. As I waited for her I reveled in the warm air and watched young moms pack up their 2-year-olds in high-tech packs with sunroofs and Binky holders, remembering fondly the “old days” when th…

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On June 23, 1982, in Detroit, a young man named Vincent Chin died. Four nights earlier, he had been enjoying his bachelor party with friends at a local bar when they were accosted by two White men, who blamed them for the success of Japan’s auto industry. “It’s because of you we’re out of wo…

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I took a trip over Teton Pass the other day to hook up with a girlfriend for a hike on the Aspen Trail. As I waited for her I reveled in the warm air and watched young moms pack up their 2-year-olds in high-tech packs with sunroofs and Binky holders, remembering fondly the “old days” when th…

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Talk of defunding police departments and reallocating those funds to community services has existed for decades in activist circles, but entered popular discourse only a few weeks ago amid nationwide protests against the police killings of unarmed Black Americans.

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We are sure Act Now JH members truly believe in their cause. It’s all well and good to be impassioned about what is going on in the U.S. today, but to just jump on the bandwagon without being better informed about the true situation of law enforcement in Jackson is irresponsible and misguided.

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I applaud our local leaders for participating in a much-needed conversation on race and justice. As we engage locally in this difficult national conversation it is important to ask ourselves how racism is manifested in Teton County and what our community can do to make needed changes.

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Child care is not just a business. Child care is foundational economic infrastructure that makes all other work possible. Child care is the workforce behind the workforce.

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We got good news this week that stands in sharp relief to much news elsewhere. The good news was not a fake “happy story,” but reality, a true story. Many people took part in the good news. Photos showed crowds lined up to see grizzly 399 and her four cubs and other members of her species on…

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Over the past two months the nation has engaged in unprecedented shutdowns in an effort to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. After many weeks of economically crippling restrictions and stay-at-home orders, citizens are beginning to question the justification for these measures and whether co…

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As the CEO of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, I will never forget the last two months. Listening to our members make hard decisions about their employees, their businesses and their future was difficult yet motivating.

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After a bad start, Teton County has made progress in containing the coronavirus. The bad start wasn’t our “fault,” per se; it was built into being a tourist destination.

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Now is the time to ensure community benefit from the Snow King Resort District. A community recreation benefit was part of the original resort zone designation in town, an agreement that massive private development rights would support the community recreation benefit of skiing on Snow King …

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If there’s one thing these weeks of isolation have taught us, it’s that we shouldn’t take for granted the things we hold most dear. Though it shouldn’t take a global pandemic to make us appreciate family, friends and a healthy supply of toilet paper, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily s…

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We’re in the midst of a pandemic and sinking into a pandemic-driven recession, possibly a depression. Unemployment has soared, oil prices have plunged, economic activity has been brought to its knees. Yet the tax man still comes calling. Property tax assessments are out. And they’re not help…

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When I read Jackson Hole Airport Board President Jerry Blann’s Guest Column in last week’s News&Guide, it was clear that on April 24 the board would vote to permit Wind River Aviation to base its operation at the airport, which is located inside Grand Teton National Park. Essentially he …