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DEAR ABBY: My 7-year-old granddaughter, "Hannah," is the light of my life. Her mother walked out on her when she was 2, and her mother's parents don't know she exists. Her mother hid her pregnancy and delivery, and the child has lived with us since birth.

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DEAR ABBY: My fiance, "Bradley," is the man of my dreams. We have been together three years, live together and have a dog. Brad is in his early 30s, and I'm turning 30 this year.

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DEAR ABBY: I’ve been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half. We’re both 30, and we have pretty much decided to tie the knot. The only thing holding me back is his hygiene.

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You have waited all season for that first red ripe tomato only to discover less-than-perfect fruit. But don't worry, you can still have a great harvest this year while improving things for next season.

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When you buy a conservation stamp for $12.50, you are helping to improve access for hunting and fishing as well as contributing to conservation projects for all wildlife species. For most hunters and anglers, purchasing a conservation stamp every 12 months is a requirement. The breakdown of …

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DEAR ABBY: My brother-in-law passed away six months ago, and my mother-in-law, "Grace," is understandably grief-stricken. My husband and son have been very supportive of her. My father-in-law passed away nine years ago. I have tried to be supportive as well, but Grace and I have always had a…

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DEAR ABBY: My brother, "Kevin," came out at the age of 30. Now, 20 years later, I have a son who would like to stay with my brother for a few months while working a job nearby. We have never discussed that Kevin is gay. I had no idea when he came out to me. No one ever asked me about it othe…

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For decades, Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here in Wyoming, the average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58% between 2012 and 2017, while the annual income for Wyomingites increased by less than 1 percent. Prescription drugs don’t work if pat…

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DEAR ABBY: I've been with my boyfriend, "Rocko," for two years, but in the late months of last year, he became distant. He would disappear for days at a time, block my phone number and ignore me. I was sure he was seeing another woman or taking drugs because he is an ex-addict.

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Back in the stone ages when I was on the job, I always carried a pocket full of sticky badges to put on kids who I met along the way. I would put it on their shirt, make them raise their hand and take this oath:

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Breaking news materializes out of thin air. I was running later than I liked but still expected to be on time for my Sunday afternoon meeting at church. After saying goodbye to the cat and bounding down the steps, I opened the front door to see smoke rising up from a neighboring hill. The fl…

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DEAR ABBY: Sometimes when my husband has been drinking, he does things I consider inappropriate with his cousin and childhood friend "Jasper." The most recent incident involved my husband pulling down his pants and showing Jasper his private parts. Later that night he tried to grab Jasper's crotch.

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DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been together for 20 years. I have never cheated on him or given him any reason to believe I have. But he is constantly on my Facebook account. He also reads all my emails and text messages.

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DEAR ABBY: For most of my life I searched for my biological father. My mother had many relationships throughout her life, and I was the result of a one-night stand. I have a half-brother who is the result of another failed relationship. My mother finally married a man who raised us as his ow…

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DEAR ABBY: I’m a mother of two girls, ages 3 and 5. Their father and I are together, but I’m not in love with him anymore. I have felt this way for two years now.

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We know something is up when the dog comes ripping in the back door like he’s late for an appointment.

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Today I noticed some boxes of peaches from Palisades Produce in Colorado. A big sign on the box read, “Life Is Beautiful. Eat A Peach.” Rarely do we see the bright side of life. The weather report doesn’t tell us it is partly sunny. No, the report tells us it is partly cloudy.

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I was looking for reading material in the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix a couple weeks ago. The plane was delayed, so I went into a bookshop looking for a book that might be worth reading. I looked at every volume available in this little shop, two or three times walking around the array of …

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As a kid in the ‘90s, I grew up with a lot of Disney movies. To say they influenced me would be an understatement, and to this day I’m likely to reference them on a fairly regular basis. For example, I almost always misquote an old expression by instead quoting Cogsworth from “Beauty and the…

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DEAR ABBY: I'm a middle-aged woman who has survived a 30-year toxic relationship with a covert narcissist. I am now blessed to be able to divorce him and get therapy for his emotional abuse. I have six amazing grown children. I'm also a sophomore in college and have a part-time job. This is …

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Is that young adult in your home packing suitcases and heading off for their first year of college? Or maybe there's that bedroom you walk by sadly every day remembering how lovely the wedding was, but how empty that room is now.

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Many hunters are excited to see if they successfully drew a permission slip for one of the great hunter management areas in Wyoming. HMAs offer opportunities to hunt private and public lands, otherwise inaccessible without landowner permission. Each hunter who uses an HMA needs to have a per…

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DEAR ABBY: I will soon be retiring from a lay position in my church. As a former member of the choir, I'm being urged to return to it, which appeals to me. My problem is a member who has caused trouble in the past for me with lies and criticism.

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DEAR ABBY: I have been seeing a woman who is 21 years younger than I am. She says she loves me, but I am hesitant because of our age difference.

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Two old friends were killed recently outside Jackson when a van full of tourists crossed the center line and hit them head-on. Carol Roemer, 68, Riverton, and Dorothy “Dot” Ashby, 78, Lander, were two of the nicest gals in Fremont County. On this day, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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Sometimes when you arrive at a popular restaurant and the server is busy, the standard introductions may get skipped as the worker focuses on what’s most important – getting the people what they want. When the server realizes this courtesy was skipped, an awkward transition is required to do…

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DEAR ABBY: My father is in his 70s and lives close by. My brother and his family live across the country. Dad has smoked for more than 60 years, and an incident with his high blood pressure recently landed him in the hospital. He's supposed to be on medication, but he refuses to take it.

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DEAR ABBY: I'm going to a professional conference, which has the usual presentations, vendors and activities. Every time I go, there's always a photographer. It's annoying. When a photographer sneaks up to take photos, it distracts the presenter. Then the camera is usually swung around to sh…

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DEAR ABBY: My 13-year-old son plays on a local travel sports team. Many of his teammates could be considered lower class or lower middle class. We live in a luxurious home. We don't flaunt it, and we're not snobbish. All of the kids and the parents get along, and socioeconomic status plays n…

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I like “The Splendid Table” cooking show on National Public Radio, but a couple weeks ago I had to laugh when they walked right into an “oh, come on” moment.

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We are living in America once again in a world of probes, investigations and now, the Mueller testimonies are going on as I pen these words. What is at stake politically is not nearly as important ultimately, as what is true, before God.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 15-year-old girl who wants to become a vegetarian. I don’t exactly know why. I only know I want to stop eating meat and choose a healthier alternative lifestyle. I also want to lose weight, which may happen after becoming vegetarian.

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Most of us like to hear ourselves talk. We enjoy sharing information about ourselves, our jobs, and our recent activities. And there’s nothing wrong with that, unless we spend so much time talking that we forget to actually listen to what others are sharing.

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DEAR ABBY: I saw something shocking, and I need help. While working at my job at a hospital, I saw the man my mother is married to. He was there for an appointment. He did not see me, and I didn't have the courage to approach him because he was dressed as a woman. There is no mistaking it was him.

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DEAR ABBY: My father's behavior has been very peculiar lately. He and Mom have been married for 45 years. Of course, all marriages go through ups and downs. They have had their share of health problems. Both are doing OK but are dealing with some medical issues.

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DEAR ABBY: I spent the past 11 years in an emotionally and physically abusive on-again, off-again relationship. I finally got out and am very proud of myself for doing it.

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DEAR ABBY: Six months ago, I got back in touch with a childhood friend who married at 17 and moved away. She has lots of family drama, much of it caused by her alcoholism (which she says is a result of PTSD).

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DEAR ABBY: My sister and I recently found out (through the internet) that my mother and stepfather have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. A few months ago, Mom approached my sister (who's an attorney) asking about the effects of bankruptcy "for a friend."

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Getting tired of how life just seems to happen? Do days seem to be filled with mundane tasks, an unfulfilling job or just the same old thing over and over?

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DEAR ABBY: My 16-year-old daughter, "Katie," leaves her nice clothes, wet towels and debris strewn around her room. She stays with me half the time, and her mother the other half. She's involved in activities and Advanced Placement courses in school, so when she gets home, she studies or nee…

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JUST ASKING: Now that Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden have been accused of racism, can we finally admit that the word racism has been so shamelessly overused that it has lost its meaning?

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DEAR ABBY: I’ve been best friends with “Mary” since we were 13. We’re 23 now. We tell each other everything and are as close as sisters. We went to high school together, but I graduated and Mary dropped out in senior year with the intention of finishing up later. She never did. She does want…

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DEAR ABBY: I recently got married at the courthouse. We had been considering it for months. (A courthouse wedding doesn't take a lot of planning.) We decided it was best for us and went for it. We didn't want to spend thousands of dollars on a wedding, and I'm not one for tradition. We invit…

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DEAR ABBY: How should I tell my father that I have chosen a career he never wanted me to consider? I plan to become a police officer. Abby, all my life I have felt the call to help people. I know a career in law enforcement brings with it the possibility of danger, especially in today's clim…

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DEAR ABBY: I just found out that my boyfriend of 12 years slept with my stepmother last year. She doesn’t know I know, and now that I do, I struggle with it. Should I tell my dad what I found out, confront her or let sleeping dogs lie? I am deeply hurt. I feel like my heart has been torn out…