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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.

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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…
Cars sales by unlicensed dealers are down this year

Cars sales by unlicensed dealers are down this year

RIVERTON — The number of cars sold by unlicensed dealers in Wyoming is down compared to last year.

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Debate doubleheader scheduled: Governor, state superintendent candidates agree to forum in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead and Democratic challenger Pete Gosar have agreed to debate in Casper ahead of the general election.

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Controversial book on Matthew Shepard's death to receive award

Controversial book on Matthew Shepard's death to receive award

CASPER — The Wyoming State Historical Society will honor a controversial book about Matthew Shepard that claims he was killed in a drug deal gone wrong instead of the conventional belief that he was killed because he was gay — a move that’s raising some eyebrows.

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Lawmakers to debate ending death penalty

CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will discuss next week whether to sponsor a bill in the 2015 session that would abolish the death penalty.

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Wyoming GOP, Dems strategize based on county advantages

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming might be deeply Republican, but campaigns on both sides of the partisan divide see plenty of shades of GOP red -- shades that affect how they campaign.

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Conservative wing of GOP can count losses, gains

CASPER, Wyo. — Former U.S. Sen. Al Simspon, having thrived in the opulence of the U.S. Capitol and the ivory towers of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was elected Tuesday to a new position – one that sometimes meets in the basement of Big Horn Federal Savings Bank.

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Candidate and groups TV ad expenditures top $69,000

CASPER, Wyo. -- Candidates and interest groups spent at least $69,463 on commercials on Wyoming television during the recent primary, from programs ranging from "General Hospital” and “Dr. Phil” to “Face the Nation.”

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Voters at Rock Springs church got wrong ballots

CASPER, Wyo. — Voters in two precincts in Rock Springs received the wrong primary ballots for at least seven hours Tuesday, said Dale Davis, Sweetwater County clerk.

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Absentee voting closes, primary polls open in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — More than 19,000 Wyomingites voted ahead of Tuesday’s Republican and Democratic primaries, which winnow down each party’s list of candidates for the Nov. 4 general election.

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Campaign finance reports: Mead contributes $0 in re-election bid

Campaign finance reports: Mead contributes $0 in re-election bid

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead, a Republican seeking re-election, hasn’t contributed a penny of his own money to his campaign this year, a striking difference from four years ago, when he funded $1.2 million of a nearly $2 million campaign, new records show.

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Candidates support claims, make more arguments in debate fact check

Candidates support claims, make more arguments in debate fact check

CASPER, Wyo. — From Common Core educational standards to militias, the Wyoming GOP gubernatorial candidates made plenty of claims during Monday night’s debate at Central Wyoming College.

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Berry, Krone meet in GOP primary for House District 24

CASPER, Wyo. — Bob Berry, a candidate for House District 24 and a founder of the Big Horn Basin TEA Party, and incumbent Rep. Sam Krone, R-Cody, agree the Republican Party is splintered, but for different reasons.

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Unique strategy: Hill, Lain hit campaign trail together

 CASPER, Wyo. -- Not far from many of gubernatorial candidate Cindy Hill's red campaign signs stands a blue sign endorsing her co-worker Sheryl Lain for the top schools job in the state.

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Secretary of state candidate Buchanan also late on biz filing

Secretary of state candidate Buchanan also late on biz filing

CASPER, Wyo. — The business of Torrington attorney and Republican Wyoming secretary of state candidate Ed Buchanan was dissolved in 2010 and reinstated two years later by the business division of the office he’s running for, records state.

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Candidates, committees disclose info as campaign finance deadline looms

Candidates, committees disclose info as campaign finance deadline looms

House Majority Floor Leader Kermit Brown, R-Laramie, has raised $1,050 from political action committees prior to the Aug. 19 primary, according to records he filed with the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office.

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Four Democrats running for U.S. Senate

CASPER, Wyo. -- Wyoming’s Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate said they are running because they are common, working people.

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Conservative columnist endorses Hill, Lain, Hooley

Conservative columnist endorses Hill, Lain, Hooley

CASPER, Wyo. — Conservative syndicated columnist and author Michelle Malkin endorsed Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill for governor on Tuesday.

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Rival criticizes candidate Ed Murray for business filing delinquencies

Rival criticizes candidate Ed Murray for business filing delinquencies

CASPER, Wyo. — Pete Illoway criticized political rival Ed Murray on Monday for being the registered agent for four companies that received 20 delinquency notices for not filing timely annual reports with the office they both desire — Wyoming secretary of state.

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The Nuge, Tea Partiers rally against Obama

The Nuge, Tea Partiers rally against Obama

EMBLEM Wyo. — Just 17 days before the Wyoming primary, rocker and controversial conservative pundit Ted Nugent and a former Fox News military analyst revved up a Tea Party crowd Saturday afternoon with calls for President Barack Obama’s impeachment and pleas for people to vote.

August 03, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…

Heat follows Enzi for delaying, blocking ambassador votes

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s senior U.S. senator is under fire for his actions during the approval of a handful of diplomats to hot spots throughout the world, such as the U.S. ambassador to Russia, before a scheduled five-week recess.

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Basin TEA Party picnic features candidates, Nugent

CASPER, Wyo. - The Big Horn Basin TEA Party’s annual picnic Saturday will feature rocker and controversial pundit Ted Nugent.

July 31, 2014 5:57 pmLoading…

Candidates clarify, check statements following gubernatorial debate

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican gubernatorial candidates Gov. Matt Mead, Taylor Haynes and Cindy Hill and Democratic candidate Pete Gosar dropped facts and numbers Tuesday during the Wyoming League of Women Voters debate in Cheyenne.

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Haynes' campaign director quits

Haynes' campaign director quits

CASPER, Wyo. — Ernest Cummings, who ran the campaign of Wyoming GOP gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes for about a month, said Monday he left the campaign.

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Campaign signs slashed, stolen, vandalized

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican campaign signs have been stolen and vandalized in Natrona and Park counties and, in one case, replaced with a challenger's sign, campaign officials and insiders said.

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Wyoming Democrats: Do not cross over and vote GOP on primary

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Democratic Party leadership discouraged registered Democrats from voting in the Aug. 19 Republican primary, saying moderates in the GOP need to stand up to the extreme right wing on their own.

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Dems accuse Mead of softening on Medicaid expansion; Mead denies

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar accused Gov. Matt Mead of changing his stance on Medicaid expansion from opposing it to warming up to it.

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Superintendent candidate says Hill offered favor if he didn't run

CASPER, Wyo. — Bill Winney, one of three Republican candidates for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction, says current Superintendent Cindy Hill threatened to oppose his educator wife’s contested employment case before several state departments, including the Department of Education, …

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Fact-check: Mead, Haynes stumble on some topics, numbers

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead and Taylor Haynes, both Republicans, dropped numbers and facts during the 2014 Wyoming GOP Primary Gubernatorial Debate, as they argued their cases for why each should be the next Wyoming governor.

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Analysis: Debate flaws for Haynes on Yellowstone, Mead on refugees

Analysis: Debate flaws for Haynes on Yellowstone, Mead on refugees

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead began Tuesday’s GOP primary debate flat, two Republican insiders said, but he picked up momentum when he attacked challenger Taylor Haynes’ views on the state claiming federal lands, they said.

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Mead announces launch of energy plan website

Mead announces launch of energy plan website

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead’s office has launched, which illustrates progress on his energy strategy for Wyoming.

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Gubernatorial candidates to debate on Tuesday

CASPER, Wyo. — Voters are invited to the 2014 Wyoming GOP gubernatorial debate Tuesday at Casper College.

July 12, 2014 5:32 pm

If elected, Hill would ban use of public records 'loophole'

CASPER, Wyo. — Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill, who is running for governor as a Republican, promised that she will prohibit her employees from refusing to release public documents for reasons that the Wyoming Supreme Court recently declared legal.

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Wyoming firing squad execution bill released in draft form

CASPER, Wyo. — A state legislative committee will consider a draft bill next week that would permit execution by firing squad.

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With incumbency status, duties allow Gov. Mead added access

CASPER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead, who is seeking re-election, crisscrossed the state on June 6.

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Candidates say they would focus on funding smaller communities as SLIB member

CASPER, Wyo. — From investing in air service to laying down fiber-optic cable, candidates who, if elected, would sit on the State Loan and Investment Board said smaller communities could diversify and economically expand with some help.

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GOP survey asks if candidates would be OK with censure

The Park County Republican Party, which is largely led by tea party activists, sent candidates a questionnaire that has been called a litmus test.

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Republicans choose 3 finalists to replace Schiffer

^pCASPER, Wyo. — Forty-nine Republican precinct delegates winnowed down a list of applicants for Senate District 22, which spans Johnson and Sheridan counties, to fill the vacancy of Sen. John Schiffer, R-Kaycee, who died June 19.

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Military use of Camp Guernsey increases

CASPER, Wyo. — After a two-year decrease in training at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, which reflected troop movement in the Middle East, the number of soldiers learning to travel in convoys or drop in parachutes increased last year.

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Equality State's Senate could have only 1 woman next year

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate, which counts only two women among its 30 members, could have only one female senator next year.

June 29, 2014 6:56 pmLoading…
Next in Wyoming gay marriage fight: Anti-discrimination law

Next in Wyoming gay marriage fight: Anti-discrimination law

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming's only openly gay lawmaker says the state should pass a bill that bars discrimination against gays at the same time as various courts consider the legality of gay marriage.

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LBGT advocates in Wyoming applaud 10th Circuit ruling on Utah gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban, which could open the doors for marriage equality in Wyoming, gay marriage advocates said.

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As cuts loom, parents are desperate for more disability funding

As cuts loom, parents are desperate for more disability funding

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Eight parents, including a state lawmaker, criticized the Wyoming Department of Health on Monday for changes it is making to the developmental disabilities waiver program, which they say will affect their children.

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