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GOP criticizes Mead for not fighting gay marriage

GOP criticizes Mead for not fighting gay marriage

CASPER, Wyo. — GOP leaders in Goshen County signed their names to a letter that rebuked Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not appealing a judge’s order that allowed same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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Casper food pantry wins $20,000 grant for new equipment

Casper food pantry wins $20,000 grant for new equipment

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper food pantry Poverty Resistance recently won a $20,000 grant from Wal-mart to buy new equipment.

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Lawyers for Dale Eaton oppose new death hearing

Lawyers for Dale Eaton oppose new death hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawyers for a convicted murderer want a judge to block Wyoming prosecutors from holding a new hearing on whether to reinstate the death penalty against their client.

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In surprise, Wyoming Sen. Enzi to head budget committee

In surprise, Wyoming Sen. Enzi to head budget committee

WASHINGTON — The Alabama lawmaker who has been the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee for the past four years ended his effort Wednesday to become the panel’s chairman, clearing the way for a colleague from Wyoming to lead the committee when the GOP controls Congress next year.

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Second suspect in Cheyenne killing in court

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The second of two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of another man in Cheyenne remains in custody on $100,000 cash bail after making his initial court appearance.

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Powell Mercantile's future in doubt

POWELL, Wyo. — The future of a community-owned clothing store in Powell is in doubt.

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Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

Oregon allows Wyoming, Montana into coal hearing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state of Oregon is allowing Wyoming and Montana to participate in an appeal over a proposed coal terminal on the Columbia River.

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Wyoming lawmakers advance Medicaid expansion proposal

CHEYENNE — A plan to extend health coverage to thousands of low-income Wyoming residents cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.

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Game department stocks trout in Cheyenne lakes

Game department stocks trout in Cheyenne lakes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has stocked about 900 large trout in lakes in Cheyenne.

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Health facilities task force report to be considered in interim

CHEYENNE — The task force analyzing the role of Wyoming’s state-run medical facilities presented its final report to the legislature at a Tuesday meeting of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services committee in Cheyenne.

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Wyoming lawmakers endorse workplace fatality bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would sharply increase penalties when employee deaths occur because of safety violations at large companies in Wyoming, which has long been among the top states for workplace deaths.

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Legislators tangle over final Medicaid waiver approval

CASPER, Wyo. — A provision that would give the Wyoming Legislature final approval on a negotiated Medicaid waiver was voted down during Tuesday’s Medicaid debate by a committee of lawmakers.

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Congress' defense spending bill includes a provision to streamline oil and gas permits

CASPER, Wyo. — Congress approved a little-noticed provision aimed at streamlining oil and gas permits on federal land as part of a $585 billion defense spending bill on Friday.

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Bill would repeal controversial science standard ban in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A Sheridan Republican plans to sponsor legislation that would allow the Wyoming State Board of Education to adopt science standards that were barred by lawmakers earlier this year.

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Feds to boost mine blasting emissions rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting.

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MSHA issues report on June mine fatal

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say a haul truck driver who died at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek mine last June was not wearing a seat belt when he drove through a berm into a spoil pit.

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Wyoming's rank in health survey slips to 25th

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An annual survey of U.S. health ranks Wyoming 25th in the nation, down from 17th the previous year.

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MSHA issues report on June mine fatal

MSHA issues report on June mine fatal

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say a haul truck driver who died at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek mine last June was not wearing a seat belt when he drove through a berm into a spoil pit.

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Lawmakers debate proposal to fine companies $50K for workplace deaths

Lawmakers debate proposal to fine companies $50K for workplace deaths

CASPER, Wyo. — State lawmakers will take up a proposal this week to fine companies $50,000 for a workplace safety violation resulting in a fatality.

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USPS: Monday is biggest delivery day of the year

USPS: Monday is biggest delivery day of the year

CASPER, Wyo. — A dozen people, some struggling to peer around an armful of stacked boxes, stood in line at the east Casper, Wyo., post office recently.

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Trout numbers plunge on Snake's South Fork

JACKSON, Wyo. — Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined and estimated 32 percent over the past year.

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Plea deal would allow mother of 'Ninja Dorian' to avoid jail

Plea deal would allow mother of 'Ninja Dorian' to avoid jail

A Casper woman accused of collecting thousands of dollars in donations by falsely claiming her son had terminal brain cancer pleaded guilty Friday as part of a deal that would keep her out of jail.

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Wyoming's first neonatologist aims to expand pediatric access

Wyoming's first neonatologist aims to expand pediatric access

CASPER, Wyo. — Dr. Shelley Springer moved to Casper with one concrete goal.

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Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

Many ideas floated for Yellowstone park bison

BOZEMAN — Gardiner resident Bonnie Lynn is bracing herself for another gut-wrenching bison hunt north of Yellowstone National Park.

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Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

Wyoming wildlife researchers use social media to show work

CASPER, Wyo. — A helicopter will circle southwest Wyoming Thursday with a crew shooting nets onto unsuspecting mule deer. The crew will bring the deer back to a base camp where researchers will test the animals for body condition and pregnancy. Each deer released will bound away wearing a ra…

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