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Legislative committee advances tougher child abuse penalty

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A state legislative committee has moved ahead a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for some child abusers.

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Utah study: Jackrabbits bigger problem for cattle than bison

Utah study: Jackrabbits bigger problem for cattle than bison

Turns out rabbits may be bigger food competitors for southern Utah cattle than bison.

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Religious freedom bill advances in Wyoming House

CASPER, Wyo. — The House of Representatives advanced a bill Thursday afternoon that would allow Wyomingites to deny services when their religion disagrees with people’s actions, including potentially allowing county clerks to deny issuing licenses to same-sex couples.

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University of Wyoming gets closer to finding permanent deans

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming is getting closer to finding permanent deans for each of its colleges.

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House gives initial approval to guns-in-schools bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Without any debate, the state House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow people who hold concealed-carry permits to take guns into most public places, including schools.

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Tribal liaison overhaul receives initial approval in Senate

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Senate advanced an overhaul of the state's tribal liaison program in the first of three floor votes on the matter Thursday.

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Appropriations committee skeptical of 'squishy' Medicaid numbers

CASPER, Wyo. — The Senate Appropriations Committee is skeptical of additional costs attached to Wyoming’s compromise Medicaid expansion plan.

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Judge sends Wyoming man to prison for assaulting girlfriend, two children

Judge sends Wyoming man to prison for assaulting girlfriend, two children

CASPER, Wyo. — A Natrona County district judge sent a Casper man to prison Wednesday for attacking his girlfriend and their two young children last year.

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BLM resource advisory council to meet

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Wyoming Resource Advisory Council will meet Feb. 2 to 4 at the Holiday Inn, 204 S. 30th St. in Laramie.

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UW-NPS proposes research center improvements

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming–National Park Service Research Center Campus Improvements Environmental Assessment is available for public comment until Feb. 26.

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Wyoming volunteers conduct annual homeless population census

Wyoming volunteers conduct annual homeless population census

CASPER, Wyo. — Anna Pruitt stuffed plastic bags with donated Triscuits, Cheese Nips, off-brand peanut butter and Campbell’s chicken soup.

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Missing man's body pulled from North Platte River near Casper

Missing man's body pulled from North Platte River near Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — The body of a missing Casper man was found Tuesday in the North Platte River, according to the Natrona County Sheriff's Office.

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Mental health agencies worry about loss of funds

CASPER, Wyo. — Time is running out for 19 agencies that say they need a repeal of a budget footnote from last year to keep mental health services intact in Wyoming, which has one of the country’s highest suicide rates.

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Wyoming sportsmen oppose land transfer study bill

Wyoming sportsmen oppose land transfer study bill

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper hunter Jeff Muratore figures he spends about 90 days each year hunting, fishing and camping on public lands.

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Liz Byrd, first black woman in Legislature, dies at 88

Liz Byrd, first black woman in Legislature, dies at 88

CASPER, Wyo. — Harriett Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd, the first African-American woman to serve in the state Legislature, died Tuesday night in her Cheyenne, Wyo., home, said her son, Rep. Jim Byrd, D-Cheyenne. She was 88.

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Proposed Medicaid compromise relies on virtual money, incentives to save

Proposed Medicaid compromise relies on virtual money, incentives to save

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers advanced a compromise version of Medicaid expansion in a Senate committee Wednesday.

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Winter recreationists reminded of Fort Peck rules

With many winter recreational opportunities offered at Fort Peck Lake in the winter, Patricia Gilbert has some advise for visitors.

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Autopsy confirms man in Yellowstone died from hypothermia

Autopsy confirms man in Yellowstone died from hypothermia

An autopsy performed on a 52-year-old Belgrade man who was found dead along a Yellowstone National Park ski trail Saturday confirmed the cause of death was hypothermia.

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Wyoming bill would groom cosmetologists to become barbers

Wyoming bill would groom cosmetologists to become barbers

CASPER, Wyo. — Mick Fellows plopped in a chair at The Rialto Barber Shop and requested a cleanup.

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Wyoming lawmakers reject bill to abolish death penalty

Wyoming lawmakers reject bill to abolish death penalty

CHEYENNE — A bill to abolish the death penalty in Wyoming was defeated Tuesday, despite calls from religious groups to stop the practice.

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Organizers end Cody hot air balloon festival

CODY, Wyo. — Organizers of Cody's annual Wild West Balloon Fest have reluctantly decided to end the event after 19 years.

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Wyoming panel weighs bill to allow guns on school campuses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill going before a legislative committee Wednesday.

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Lawmakers push Mead administration's Medicaid expansion bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing an alternative to a pending Medicaid expansion bill that critics say would risk rejection by federal regulators.

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Tribal liaison overhaul advances for Wyoming Senate consideration

CASPER, Wyo. — An overhaul of the state’s tribal liaison program is a step closer to approval in the Wyoming Senate.

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Peabody Energy reports $778M loss in 2014; Powder River coal remains strong

Peabody Energy reports $778M loss in 2014; Powder River coal remains strong

CASPER, Wyo. — A record year at the North Antelope Rochelle coal mine was not enough to propel Peabody Energy into the black in 2014, as the world’s largest private coal company reported a $787 million loss for the year.

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