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Big-game migration routes mapped in Wyoming

Big-game migration routes mapped in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Researchers have for the first time mapped migration routes for five of Wyoming’s big-game species.

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'Death with dignity' bill will be introduced in the Legislature

'Death with dignity' bill will be introduced in the Legislature

CASPER Wyo. — Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, said he will sponsor a bill next year that would permit terminally ill Wyomingites to obtain a prescription to end their lives.

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Wyoming Business Council program has allocated $307M in last decade

CASPER, Wyo. — Of the $307 million the state has spent to grow and diversify the economy through a Wyoming Business Council program over the past decade, approximately 3,697 direct jobs have been or will be created, according to a report presented to a legislative committee on Monday.

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Gingery resigns before retirement

CASPER, Wyo. — Rep. Keith Gingery, R-Jackson, has left the Wyoming Legislature early, saying he did not want to serve as a lawmaker while serving on a local school board to which he was recently elected.

November 17, 2014 9:35 pmLoading…

Legislature may amend Constitution to invest rainy day fund in stocks

CASPER, Wyo. — Lawmakers may consider amending the Wyoming Constitution next year to allow the state to invest the rainy day fund in the stock market.

November 17, 2014 7:20 pmLoading…

Bill would codify Wyoming PBS endowment

CASPER, Wyo. — The Joint Appropriations Interim Committee voted Monday to sponsor a bill that would create a statute for a Wyoming PBS endowment.

November 17, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

Mead, lawmakers want to discuss $2 billion rainy day fund

CASPER, Wyo. — With $2 billion in the state’s rainy day fund, Gov. Matt Mead and some Wyoming leaders want to discuss whether it’s time to start spending.

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Pavement and paychecks: Audit of La Barge finds problems with mayor's work

CASPER, Wyo. — An audit of a western Wyoming town found that the mayor used recycled asphalt meant for public streets on private drives and parking lots, that his company obtained a contract not put out for bid and that he had signed his own paychecks.

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Nicholas, Brown to lead Wyoming Legislature

Nicholas, Brown to lead Wyoming Legislature

CASPER, Wyo. — Sen. Phil Nicholas will be president of the Wyoming Senate and Rep. Kermit Brown will be speaker of the House next year.

November 15, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Barrasso re-elected chariman of GOP policy committee

Barrasso re-elected chariman of GOP policy committee

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., was re-elected to serve as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, which provides policies on legislation, floor debate and votes.

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Index ranks Wyoming cities low on gay civil rights

CASPER, Wyo. — Four Wyoming cities received low marks on a gay civil rights index.

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Barrasso, Enzi will seek committee leadership in U.S. Senate

Barrasso, Enzi will seek committee leadership in U.S. Senate

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso will return to the Capitol on Wednesday, as Republicans talk to leadership about the committees they want to serve on and lead following the midterm election shakeup.

November 10, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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2 fewer women in Legislature next year

2 fewer women in Legislature next year

CASPER, Wyo. — Policies of concern to women may not be heard much in the state Legislature because fewer women will serve as lawmakers next year.

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Democrats gain seat in Legislature; ultraconservatives gain 3

CASPER, Wyo. — Time will tell whether the state Legislature becomes more conservative next year, when 16 newly elected lawmakers take oaths in the House and Senate.

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Mead directs Attorney General to begin removal of Campbell County Sheriff

Mead directs Attorney General to begin removal of Campbell County Sheriff

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has directed the Wyoming Attorney General to begin proceedings to remove a county sheriff from office for allegedly interfering with his son’s drunken driving investigation.

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Wright man killed in rollover outside Kaycee

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wright man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover Sunday night 26 miles east of Kaycee, Wyo.

November 03, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…
Prosecutors charge man with UW student's death

Prosecutors charge man with UW student's death

CASPER, Wyo. — Albany County prosecutors have charged Dalton Dale Williams, 20, with second-degree murder in the death of University of Wyoming student Joseph McGowan, 21, the school announced Monday morning.

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$100K gap in financing between Ceballos, Balow

$100K gap in financing between Ceballos, Balow

CASPER, Wyo. — Democratic superintendent of public instruction candidate Mike Ceballos has raised $100,000 more than GOP candidate Jillian Balow, according to new records from the Wyoming Campaign Finance Disclosure System.

October 29, 2014 6:51 pmLoading…
Teachers group withdraws Balow endorsement

Teachers group withdraws Balow endorsement

CASPER, Wyo. — A political group representing Wyoming teachers announced Monday it has withdrawn support for GOP schools chief candidate Jillian Balow based on attacks she made against Democratic opponent Mike Ceballos in a campaign fundraising letter sent last month.

October 27, 2014 9:20 pmLoading…
Ex-governors endorse Ceballos for schools chief

Ex-governors endorse Ceballos for schools chief

CASPER, Wyo. — Popular Democratic former Wyoming Govs. Mike Sullivan and Dave Freudenthal on Friday endorsed their party’s candidate for superintendent of public instruction, Mike Ceballos.

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Haynes announces write-in bid for Wyoming governorship

Haynes announces write-in bid for Wyoming governorship

CASPER, Wyo. — Taylor Haynes, who finished a distant second in a three-way GOP primary race for governor, announced Wednesday morning that he will run again as a write-in candidate.

October 22, 2014 7:20 pm Photos

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Haynes announces write-in bid for Wyoming governor

Haynes announces write-in bid for Wyoming governor

CASPER, Wyo. — Taylor Haynes, who lost the governor’s race in GOP primary, announced Wednesday morning he will run again as a write-in candidate.

October 22, 2014 9:40 am
Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The groom wore olive shorts and tennis shoes. The other groom wore a navy golf shirt with a Walt Disney World logo.

October 21, 2014 5:07 pmLoading…
Balow pens coloring book about first female schools chief

Balow pens coloring book about first female schools chief

CASPER, Wyo. — Superintendent of public instruction candidate Jillian Balow is handing out a new piece of campaign literature: a children’s coloring book about the nation’s first female superintendent of public instruction.

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Mead enjoys commanding lead in poll

Mead enjoys commanding lead in poll

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead has a 25-point lead over Democrat Pete Gosar in the Wyoming gubernatorial race, according to a new poll commissioned by the Casper Star-Tribune.

October 16, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Dozens rally in Casper for same-sex marriage

Dozens rally in Casper for same-sex marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — Gay Wyomingites and their supporters rallied in downtown Casper on Wednesday, one day ahead of a federal court hearing that could decide the fate of same-sex marriage in the state.

October 15, 2014 5:30 pmLoading…
50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

50 Wyoming business owners voice gay marriage support

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 50 business leaders around Wyoming are publicly supporting same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

Gay marriage advocates hope for quick court resolution

CASPER, Wyo. — Plaintiffs in a same-sex marriage case in federal court hope U.S. District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl will decide quickly, perhaps even at the close of Thursday’s hearing, that the nuptials are a right in Wyoming.

October 15, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Wyoming senate hopefuls knock Enzi on campaign contributions

Wyoming senate hopefuls knock Enzi on campaign contributions

RIVERTON, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi’s three opponents used a televised debate Monday to criticize the Republican incumbent for corporate contributions made to his campaign.

October 14, 2014 9:10 am Photos

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U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

RIVERTON — While U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis said in a Monday evening debate that the Endangered Species Act needs to be reformed, her Constitution Party challenger, Daniel Clyde Cummings, believes the act should be repealed.

October 13, 2014 7:43 pm Photos

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Candidates face off at Riverton debates

Candidates face off at Riverton debates

CASPER, Wyo. — The candidates for governor and superintendent of public instruction will debate one last time before the Nov. 4 election.

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Mead says suits against feds fight protect lifestyle, economy

Mead says suits against feds fight protect lifestyle, economy

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming, with some 30 lawsuits involving the federal government, is decidedly on a path of litigating for control of the state’s natural resources.

October 13, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Candidates disagree on pot, wage gap, wolves

Candidates disagree on pot, wage gap, wolves

CASPER, Wyo. — From legalizing medical marijuana to women’s wages and hunting wolves, the four candidates running for governor fielded wide-ranging questions in Thursday’s debate at Casper College about issues that affect Wyoming.

October 11, 2014 8:15 am Photos

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Governor, superintendent debates Thursday night in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday for gubernatorial and superintendent of public instruction candidate debates at Casper College.

October 08, 2014 9:00 pmLoading…
Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

CASPER, Wyo. — County clerks in Wyoming did not begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the door to gay nuptials in five states.

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Laramie Co. Court asked to immediately rule on gay marriage licenses

CASPER, Wyo. — A legal team representing Wyoming’s gay community filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday afternoon in Cheyenne — the second legal action in the past two days — to legalize same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

Mead says Supreme Court move has no impact on Wyoming's gay marriage case

CASPER, Wyo. — County clerks in Wyoming did not begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the door to gay nuptials in five states.

October 06, 2014 7:30 pmLoading…
Gubernatorial candidate: No advantages to moving his company to Wyoming

Gubernatorial candidate: No advantages to moving his company to Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Independent candidate for Wyoming governor Don Wills owns a successful company, Produce Pro Software, with 80 employees at its headquarters in the Chicago suburbs and in satellite offices across the country.

October 06, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Wyoming's perennial candidate, Al Hamburg, dies

Wyoming's perennial candidate, Al Hamburg, dies

CASPER, Wyo. — His obituary ran eight words, short and understated for a colorful character who regularly wrote letters to the editor to Wyoming newspapers, who was Wyoming’s perennial candidate for decades.

October 04, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming governor candidate wants wolf hunt despite federal order

Wyoming governor candidate wants wolf hunt despite federal order

CASPER, Wyo. — Independent gubernatorial candidate Don Wills called on Republican Gov. Matt Mead, one of his opponents on Nov. 4, to allow Wyoming’s 2014 trophy wolf hunt to proceed as originally planned, in defiance of a federal judge’s order that returned wolves to federal protection.

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Mead says 2 debates enough for voters

Mead says 2 debates enough for voters

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead said in a monthly news conference that he declined Democratic challenger Pete Gosar’s proposal for five more debates because voters will have opportunities in other debates to differentiate among the candidates.

September 28, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Docs link corporate donors' access to Republican Governors Association

Docs link corporate donors' access to Republican Governors Association

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead says average Wyomingites get more access to him than corporations.

September 27, 2014 3:14 pmLoading…

Gosar accuses Mead of lack of leadership on Game and Fish

CASPER, Wyo. — Pete Gosar, a Democrat challenging Gov. Matt Mead, blamed the incumbent Republican for recent cuts to the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, saying they’re harmful to tourism and the state’s outdoors culture.

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Analysis: Wyoming gas prices didn't jump 10 cents after tax increase

CASPER, Wyo. — Although an analysis shows that Wyoming gas and diesel prices haven’t jumped 10 cents a gallon since last year’s tax increase, some gubernatorial candidates still hands-down oppose the tax.

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Wyoming wage gap narrows slightly; state now second to last

CASPER, Wyo. — A study of new U.S. Census data shows that Wyoming’s gender wage gap, which last year was the largest in the country, has closed slightly, moving the state up one spot on the list.

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LGBT group plans Wyoming office to fight for nondiscrimination protections

CASPER, Wyo. — The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization, is hiring a full-time Wyoming employee who will work with state and local governments on nondiscrimination protections.

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Study: Gay marriage could boost Wyoming economy by $2.4M

CASPER, Wyo. — Legalizing gay marriage would boost Wyoming’s economy by millions of dollars, a new study concludes.

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Committee studies driver's license law for ag workers

CASPER, Wyo. — Employees of Rep. David Northrup have to get new driver’s licenses to haul produce during harvest season, about six weeks a year.

September 13, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Bill would eliminate civil asset forfeiture in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will sponsor a bill in the 2015 session that would prohibit law enforcement and prosecutors from seizing property unless the owner has been convicted of a crime.

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Independent Wills enters race for Wyoming governor

CASPER, Wyo. — Don Wills, a 64-year-old resident of Pine Bluffs and owner of a software company, has launched a campaign for Wyoming governor as an independent.

September 10, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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