Today, a Blue Star monument was dedicated in downtown Douglas in honor of one man's father and all of the men and women who have served their country. Doug Olson, raised 5300 dollars for the marker and a silver flagpole in honor of his father, Master Sgt. Ralph D. Olson, who served in North Africa and the Ardennes during World War II.
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) announced that a bipartisan group of ten senators are introducing legislation today that would give states the option to collect the sales taxes they are owed under current law from out-of-state businesses, rather than rely on consumers to pay those taxes to the states—the method of tax collection to which they are now restricted.
A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is considering a proposal to remove federal protections from gray wolves in the state possibly as soon as next year. A legislative committee is meeting in Thermopolis on Tuesday to consider proposed changes to the state's wolf-management plan. Gov. Matt Mead and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this summer reached an agreement over how to turn wolf management over to the state.