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Gov. Mark Gordon greets legislators during his “State of the State” address on Monday. During his annual speech to the joint session of the Legislature, Gordon took an optimistic tone. (Photo by Rhianna Gelhart, Wyoming Tribune Eagle)

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon kicked off the 66th Legislature with an upbeat speech Monday, setting an optimistic tone as he told lawmakers that boosting pay for state workers was his top priority. The gallery in the House of Representatives was full, photographers swarmed the proceedings and senators...
Severe stress and pandemic politics: Wyo teachers are ‘burnt out’   By Sofia Jeremias, WyoFile.com   Jesse Thompson loved working with kids who thought they were destined to fail. The kids who avoid turning in assignments because at least they could “chalk up any shortcomings to never having tried...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With the addition of another COVID-19-related death for Weston County last week, the Wyoming Department of Health reports that the county death total is at 17, up from 13 in November. Statewide, COVID-19-related deaths have reached 1,650 since the start of the...
Vaccinated outnumber unvaccinated at Cheyenne hospital   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE (WNE) — Breakthrough COVID cases leading to hospitalization at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center currently outnumber the number of unvaccinated people who are...
Increased PRB coal production and employment point to ‘strong 2022’ amid overall downturn   By Jake Goodrick Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — Coal production in the Powder River Basin saw growth in 2021 after a significant pandemic-related setback marred the extraction...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   With 75 confirmed cases in the past 14 days and a COVID-19 test positivity rate of 40%, Weston County Health Services CEO Maureen Cadwell said the community must be aware that the illness remains in our community and that people who are instructed to quarantine...
State shatters COVID-19 case record   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming reported 1,875 COVID-19 cases on Friday, breaking the state’s single-day record. The previous record occurred on Wednesday, when the state recorded 1,592 laboratory-confirmed and...
COVID hospitalizations on rise again   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — After more than two months of declines, Wyoming hospitals are again experiencing a rise in COVID-19 patients, figures compiled by Wyoming Department of Health show. On Jan. 2, Wyoming...
Bill battling vaccine mandates offered to Legislature again   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A reworked version of a bill that aims to create protections for unvaccinated Wyoming residents is headed to next month’s legislative session. House Bill 32 would...
Wyoming inflation follows national trend   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Prices are on the rise, and one nationwide report recently estimated that residents of the Cheyenne metro area experienced an increase of 12.1% in the cost of living between...

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