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Gov. Mead explores Medicaid expansion even as he opposes it

July 29, 2014

Executive branch officials are looking into Medicaid expansion in Wyoming under the guidance of language in the 2014 budget bill.

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‘Medicaid expansion still very important’ on reservation

July 29, 2014

Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Healthcare officials say Medicaid expansion could help local clinics, at no cost to the state.

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Superintendent hopefuls call for new chapter in education

July 22, 2014

Candidates for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction are vying to lead the Department of Education into a new, less controversial era.

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GOP rifts show in Wyoming House primary races

July 15, 2014

The 2014 Wyoming House primary races highlight tensions between incumbent Republicans and far-right members of the GOP.

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Top races to follow in Wyoming Senate primaries

July 10, 2014

On August 19, voters will decide contested Wyoming Senate primaries that pit moderates and conservatives against ultra-conservatives.

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Bighorn sheep survive migration loss, now pressed by skiers

July 8, 2014

Backcountry recreation reduces winter range for a unique herd of bighorn sheep that lives year-round in the Tetons.

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Wyoming’s largest powwow: Stories at Eastern Shoshone Days

July 1, 2014

The 55th annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days concluded this weekend, wrapping up three days of dance contests, drumming and singing.

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Senator John Schiffer remembered for service to Wyoming

June 19, 2014

Former Senate President John Schiffer of Kaycee died June 19, 2014. He was known for his moderate views and formidable debating skills.

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Conservatives challenge Mead in Wyoming governors’ race

June 17, 2014

Two conservative Republicans are aiming to unseat incumbent Gov. Matt Mead in the August 19 primary for the 2014 Wyoming governors’ race.

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Wyoming secretary of state candidates wary of “big money” race

June 3, 2014

The five Wyoming secretary of state candidates are sizing each other up, and preemptively denouncing any opponent who spends big money in the race.

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Wyoming unemployment rate drops as population grows

May 20, 2014

As the state population grows, the Wyoming unemployment rate has dropped to levels not seen since before the 2008 recession, and the new jobs aren’t …

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Politicians raising more money to win Wyoming elections

May 13, 2014

The amount of money spent in Wyoming elections is growing, keeping the state in line with a national trend of increasing campaign spending.

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Arapaho promote mediation in reservation border dispute

May 6, 2014

A symposium in Riverton will explore possibilities for mediating the Wind River Reservation border dispute arising from an EPA decision.

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Groups push for elected Wyoming State Board of Education

April 24, 2014

Wyoming Liberty Group and Citizens Against the Common Core want members of the Wyoming State Board of education to be elected, rather than appointed.

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America’s longest mule deer migration discovered in Wyoming

April 22, 2014

The discovery of America’s longest mule deer migration by Wyoming scientists adds to a burgeoning awareness of where animals move and why they move.

Capitol Beat Wyoming Elections 2014

Al Simpson feuds with Tea Party over Wyoming GOP

April 10, 2014

Letters between former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson and the Big Horn Basin Tea Party underscore tensions between factions of Wyoming’s Republican Party.

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Wyoming same-sex marriage case rests on state constitution

April 8, 2014

Proponents of same-sex marriage in Wyoming aim to use the state constitution to strike down a law defining marriage as between a man and a …

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Slate of candidates for Wyoming elections starting to fill up

April 1, 2014

Candidates for Wyoming’s 2014 elections are announcing their intent to run ahead of the filing period that begins on May 15.

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Minority leader wants open debate on Wyoming’s savings policy

April 1, 2014

Proponents of rethinking Wyoming’s savings strategy say the state may not be getting a good return on its $1.6 billion “rainy day” fund.

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Halliburton joins University of Wyoming’s list of energy donors

March 20, 2014

Officials say Halliburton’s $3 million gift underscores the close collaboration between the energy industry, state government, and the University of Wyoming.