150th anniversary of women's suffrage in Wyoming

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LARAMIE – Celebrating the “year of Wyoming women,” the University of Wyoming, together with Wyoming Public Media and the Wyoming Humanities Council, hosted a symposium Thursday and Friday diving into Women’s Suffrage on the Northern Plains.

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When I moved to Cheyenne and was brushing up on state and local history, I was thrilled to find out that Wyoming was right out in front on women’s suffrage. How exciting to learn that women were first able to cast votes here in general elections, that we had the first woman governor and the …

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Stories abound about how and why Wyoming’s women were afforded suffrage. They are part of the history and pride we will celebrate, and should debate, during the 150th year celebration.

I never bought into the notion that somehow women were treated differently than men in the political arena, or, for that matter, that somehow leadership styles are different between the two.

I have had the honor of working with Wyoming high school students who participate in Girls and Boys State, a summer leadership and civics program. The kids run for state office, as well as draft and debate policy bills. The issues they choose are some of the most cutting and crucial topics o…

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Lauren Springer wrote a book in 1994 based on her Colorado gardening experience a few years after moving from the East Coast called “The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-resilient Beauty.” The popular and revised second edition came out in 2010 under the name she used for a few years: … Read more

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Canada is happy again. It was not happy in December 2017 when the solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior reinterpreted the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act so that it allowed industry to accidentally kill birds without any penalty – including birds that spend summers in Canada. Read more

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September evening skies are a mixture of the summer Milky Way still found overhead and dominating the western sky with the dimmer and less obvious autumn constellations found in the eastern sky. High overhead is Cygnus and Lyra, both of which contain two stars of the Summer Triangle. The thi… Read more

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On Sunday, the draw-dropping docuseries “Love Fraud” drops on Showtime, following the exploits of one dirty, dirty john, a notorious con artist and prolific bigamist named Richard Scott Smith, or Scott, or Mickey. Smith combined dating websites and a charm offensive to swindle women all arou… Read more

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For Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux, the veil between worlds has always been shimmeringly thin. Whether it’s a pirogue bearing the smiling ghosts of his parents down the bayou or a troop of boys in butternut from a war lost a century and a half ago marching out of the mist, he takes the … Read more