All posts by Sarah Ross

  • FEATURE: Melting Pot of the West

    Wyoming’s hushed history of diversity reveals much about attitudes today on race and discrimination. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When Tawsha Mitchell was 6 years old, she remembers waiting in line for the water fountain at Torrington Elementary...

    • Posted January 3, 2017
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  • FREE SPEECH: Talking Too Much

    How speaking up presents a different set of challenges for half the population. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Women have a reputation for speaking too much. A Christmas photo that surfaced on the internet this year depicts a...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ: Healthy Uncertainty

    How the repeal of Obamacare would affect thousands of Teton County residents. JACKSON  HOLE, WY – Teton County residents added to the record number of Americans hurrying to register for health insurance this week through the Patient...

    • Posted December 20, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ 2: Us vs. Them

    How some Wyomingites are working to break cultural stigmas and setting an example for other towns in the Cowboy State. JACKSON HOLE, WY – What do people lose when they immigrate to new places? Leah Vader has...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • FREE SPEECH: Symbols of Distress

    What it means to practice patriotism and dissent at the same time. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In August, a Vietnam veteran in Iowa was arrested for hanging the U.S. flag upside down outside his home. The Fort...

    • Posted December 13, 2016
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  • FREE SPEECH: Why Protest?

    What happens when people stay silent on important issues. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Since September, I’ve held a weekly protest in the Town Square. I began protesting after the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. They...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ 2: Under Pressure

    A new program is shifting behavior in schoolchildren and giving kids the tools to tackle an increasingly stressed out world. JACKSON HOLE, WY – After more than a year of research and planning, Colter Elementary School has...

    • Posted December 6, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ 3: Culture of Acceptance

    Students tackling social justice send a message to the community. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Since the beginning of the school year eighth graders at Journeys School have been working on their capstone service project with Parents and...

    • Posted November 29, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ 2: Renter Rights

    Some glean hope from council’s first discussion on ways to protect tenants. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Jackson’s housing crisis was at the forefront of the local election and remains a dire issue for many of this area’s...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • THE BUZZ 4: Blossoming Activists

    A generation of politically engaged young people is born. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Kalamu ya Salaam, an activist and social critic from New Orleans, said the Civil Rights Movement revealed so many injustices that “it was unthinkable...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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