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Event remembers workers killed on the job

Wyoming’s workplace death rate dropped last year, but each of the 23 people killed on the job in 2012 has a face and a story. That’s what organizers of Workers Memorial Day wanted to share at their second annual gathering in Casper on Monday as part of a push to improve safety at work.

April 29, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Workers comp proposed for Wyoming legislators

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In December, state Rep. Stephen Watt of Rock Springs was at a training session in Cheyenne for new legislators when he fell out of a chair and hurt his back.

March 13, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Expansion's death leaves poor without Medicaid or insurance subsidies

Expansion's death leaves poor without Medicaid or insurance subsidies

CASPER, Wyo. — In the fall of 2011, doctors found a fist-sized tumor lodged near Tory Bodily’s spine.

February 10, 2013 5:20 pmLoading…

Wyoming Senate committee wants more work on voter ID bill

CHEYENNE — A state Senate committee delayed action Thursday on a bill that would require voters to show identification at polling places, asking the sponsors rework it.

January 24, 2013 10:15 pmLoading…

Wyoming committee proposes fuel tax, vehicle registration fee hikes

CASPER, Wyo. — Be prepared to pay more at the pump, as a proposed gas tax increase may just eke through the Legislature next session.

August 23, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming stimulus spending draws mixed reviews

Wyoming stimulus spending draws mixed reviews

CODY, Wyo. — With the nation’s unemployment rate at 9.1 percent amid continuing signs of a faltering economy, President Barack Obama last week proposed a new round of up to $447 billion in tax cuts and federal public works spending aimed at putting millions of Americans back to work, as wel…

September 14, 2011 7:00 pm Photos

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Legislators want role in same-sex divorce case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. —Thirteen state legislators, including House Speaker Ed Buchanan, want to file a “friend of the court” brief in a same-sex divorce case pending before the Wyoming Supreme Court.

February 14, 2011 11:15 pmLoading…
Citizen lobbyists

Citizen lobbyists

Rock Springs City Council member Rob Zotti stands to practice a speech for participants at a citizen lobbyist training workshop last month in Cheyenne, Wyo., organized by Dan Neal, right, and others at the Equality State Policy Center.

February 01, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
‘Citizen lobbyists' learn how pros influence, persuade lawmakers

‘Citizen lobbyists' learn how pros influence, persuade lawmakers

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In the age of cell phones, e-mail and text messages, first-time visitors to Wyoming's Capitol are often delighted to learn that constituents can ask to meet with a legislator using the decidedly low-tech method of having the doorman pass along a handwritten note.

February 01, 2011 11:45 pm Photos

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Group offers training for citizens to influence lawmakers

CHEYENNE — Last year students in the honors public speaking course at Casper College attended citizen lobbyist training in Cheyenne.

December 13, 2010 11:00 pmLoading…

Policy center will track social, economic issues

Downstairs at the Petroleum Club on Saturday, Republicans savoring their general election victories chose their leaders and committee members for the 2011-2012 Legislature.

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BLM defends its closed meetings

CHEYENNE — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management said it doesn’t intend to open meetings to the public that are intended to lay the groundwork for managing a significant amount of land in Wyoming.

February 02, 2010 10:35 pmLoading…

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