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CHEYENNE — The majority of Wyoming voters opted to let local governments invest money in the stock market, but they don’t want judges to stay on the bench past age 70.  Going against the wishes of the state’s county treasurer’s association, 103,366 voters supported Constitutional Amendment A during...
The Bureau of Land Management has paused its decision on the acquisition of more than 35,000 acres of land near Casper following a challenge from the state, Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced on Wednesday. Federal officials announced in early June that the Conservation Fund, a national...
CASPER — Lynnette Grey Bull, the Democratic nominee for Wyoming’s lone House seat, hasn’t slowed down her campaign following a harrowing primary election that saw incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney defeated by Trump-backed Republican nominee Harriet Hageman.  Now, Grey Bull is hoping Cheney, an outspoken...
CASPER —Wyoming leaders are effectively laying the groundwork for manufacturing sector growth, but the state’s new industries and shifting workforce will need continued support in the years ahead, panelists said at an economic development event Friday.  The panel — one of several convened in...
CASPER — The case of a Casper man convicted of sexually assaulting two minors in 2016 may get a second look, after one victim in the case recanted her allegations last year.  Shaun Hamilton was sentenced to up to 56 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of five child sexual abuse charges....
CASPER — Amid a lull in new efforts to harness Wyoming’s powerful winds, several projects approved in recent years have since been completed.  The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has greenlit 10 planned wind farms over the last five years, excluding expansions: four in 2018, four in 2019, one in...
CASPER — Over the nine years that Dr. Shelley Springer has been in practice as a Casper pediatrician, she’s seen illnesses associated with adult obesity showing up in children of younger and younger ages.  “In the field of pediatrics, increasing childhood obesity is an increasing concern across the...
CASPER — The Wyoming Rescue Mission is suing state and federal equal employment agencies after being threatened with punishment for refusing to hire a non-Christian employee.  The Rescue Mission operates a homeless shelter, meal service, recovery program and two thrift stores in the Casper area. ...
CASPER — More than 40 Wyoming places now have new names, after a federal effort to remove a slur aimed at Indigenous women from federal landmarks.  The term “squaw” has historically been used, often derogatorily, as an ethnic and sexist slur. The Department of the Interior, under the leadership of...
DOUGLAS (WNE) — Following their meeting on Aug. 3, Converse County commissioners were left with a decision to make: if a question pertaining to the legalization of pari-mutuel wagering should be placed on the November election ballot for the public to vote on.  Pari-mutuel wagering has been coined...

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