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Amid turmoil, more seeking GOP leadership in Park County

CASPER, Wyo. — After a year of turmoil between mainstream Park County Republicans and Tea Partiers that almost resulted in the censure of a state GOP senator, a record number of people are running for grassroots county positions that can change the makeup of local party leadership.

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State Sen. Coe narrowly avoids censure by Park County GOP

State Sen. Coe narrowly avoids censure by Park County GOP

POWELL, Wyo. — A longtime state senator who led the effort to strip power from Wyoming Superintendent Cindy Hill has narrowly survived a censure by fellow Republicans in Park County.

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House approves loan program bill aimed at Cody Lab

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming House of Representatives on Wednesday tightened legislation to create a new procedure for granting state loans to support large economic development projects.

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PAWS student testing could be around longer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming K-12 students might not see major changes in annual statewide assessments in the next couple of years, as lawmakers cautiously try to find a test that meets the state's long-term needs and education reform goals.

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Wyoming passenger air traffic up 36 percent since 2004

CHEYENNE — Wyoming passenger air traffic has climbed at a much faster rate than U.S. domestic traffic since 2004.

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Legislators happy with Wyoming Department of Education progress

CASPER, Wyo. — The interim director for the Wyoming Department of Education, Jim Rose, told state legislators Friday that there’s much to sort out since he became head of the department on Jan. 27, including data and personnel issues.

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Wyoming state lawmakers avoid discussing 'Hill Bill'

Wyoming state lawmakers avoid discussing 'Hill Bill'

CODY, Wyo. — State lawmakers gathered at a public forum in Cody refused to talk about recent legislation that has stripped the state superintendent of public instruction of many of her duties.

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Wyoming lawmakers reload over failed gun bills

Wyoming lawmakers reload over failed gun bills

CASPER, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Legislature has adjourned for the year, but the bullets continue to fly.

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Death penalty considered in Wyoming triple slaying

Death penalty considered in Wyoming triple slaying

POWELL, Wyo. — The death penalty is one option prosecutors are considering pursuing against two teens suspected of killing three people in Clark.

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Guest opinion: Changes needed in Wyoming Education Department

Those of us in government who have a special concern for our children’s future know that our young people face an increasingly competitive job market. A quality education with appropriate accreditation is crucial to the success of our young people. We are sincerely committed to do all we can…

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Battle over superintendent bill intensifies

Battle over superintendent bill intensifies

CASPER, Wyo. — Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill named seven people — including sponsors of a bill to strip power from her position, a former legislator and her opponent in 2010 — as part of a power structure that felt threatened by her and criticized her actions to make the st…

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Wyoming public schools chief, voters face power loss

Wyoming public schools chief, voters face power loss

CHEYENNE — Reacting to a recent mistake at a legislative committee hearing, Wyoming's public schools' chief said, "I'm learning."

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Energy company eyes $75K consulting fee for Wyoming school program

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Devon Energy and state lawmakers are working on legislation to develop an energy education curriculum for middle school students.

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Wyoming lawmakers have education on their minds

CASPER, Wyo. -- Lawmakers filed several bills pertaining to education before the 2013 Wyoming Legislature convenes Tuesday.

January 04, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…

Wyoming lawmakers: Energy boom-era savings was correct choice

CASPER, Wyo. -- Three leading state legislators and one former lawmaker on Thursday defended Wyoming's savings and spending choices in recent boom years, as budget cuts loom in the upcoming legislative session.

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Officials: Education reform may take longer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's effort to make its public school students better prepared for college and careers may take up to two years longer to fully implement, members of the Wyoming Board of Education said.

November 13, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming schools superintendent accused of supporting GOP state senator's opponent

Wyoming schools superintendent accused of supporting GOP state senator's opponent

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill, a Republican, is taking sides against Republican Sen. Hank Coe in his general election contest with write-in candidate Bob Berry, the incumbent claims.

October 27, 2012 11:45 pm Photos

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Two Wyo GOP primary losers mount write-in campaigns

Two Wyo GOP primary losers mount write-in campaigns

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two Republican legislative candidates who lost their primary election races aren't giving up and will take the more difficult write-in road to get their names on the general election ballot.

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Incumbent Pat Childers of Cody ousted in Tuesday election

Tea party activists did not gain seats in Tuesday's primary election. But their presence in the election made a dent, contributing to the unseating of a longtime member of the state House in Central Wyoming. David Northrup, a farmer-rancher from the Willwood community near Powell, unseated i…

August 21, 2012 10:46 pmLoading…
Tight GOP races in Park County see divided electorate as Tea Party takes on incumbents

Tight GOP races in Park County see divided electorate as Tea Party takes on incumbents

CODY, Wyo. — A number of tight races showed a divided local electorate in a series of state legislative races where a string of Tea Party challengers lined up to take on longtime incumbents.

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