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Lawmakers assign legislative committees for 2015-2016

November 18, 2014

Republican and Democratic lawmakers met over the weekend to assign committee positions for the 2015 and 2016 Wyoming legislative sessions.

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UW Trustees propose raising $200M for endowed chairs

November 18, 2014

The UW Foundation would raise $100M in matching donations for the $200M initiative, and play a key role in choosing the endowed chairs.

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University of Wyoming battles faculty turnover

November 11, 2014

Former University of Wyoming faculty comment on turnover, the importance of research grant funding, and the role of energy research on campus

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Voters across Wyoming endorse Republicans and local control

November 5, 2014

In Wyoming’s Republican sweep, voters favored incumbents and local control in education issues, and said ‘no’ to out-of-state university trustees.

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Wyo. energy revenue flat as state braces for power plant rule

October 31, 2014

Recent forecasts indicate Wyoming can expect little growth in its energy revenue, while officials say EPA’s CO2 reduction targets are unreasonable.

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Voters will decide: Should UW have non-resident trustees?

October 28, 2014

A legislator proposes amending the state constitution so non-residents can be trustees at the University of Wyoming, but former trustees say it’s an unneeded change.

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Group plans $100 million project to remake science at UWYO

October 23, 2014

A task force is nearing completion on a $100 M “Science Initiative” plan to remake the teaching of science at the University of Wyoming.

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First same-sex marriage licenses issued in Wyoming

October 21, 2014

Same-sex couples applied for Wyoming marriage licenses today in the wake of a court ruling. Advocates say the licenses represent a new era for the …

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Q&A: Al Simpson on same-sex marriage in the Equality State

October 17, 2014

WyoFile spoke with former Sen. Alan Simpson (R) to get his views on the same-sex marriage case and what it means for the Equality State.

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Wyoming’s stalemate on same-sex marriage may break this week

October 14, 2014

A federal court prepares to decide the same-sex marriage issue in Wyoming, while advocates look back on the movement in the Equality State.

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Guide to 2014 Wyoming general election debates and voting

October 13, 2014

PBS hosts 2014 Wyoming general election debates October 13 and October 15-16. Absentee voting is underway, and Election Day is November 4.

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University of Wyoming opens oil & gas drilling simulation lab

October 7, 2014

$1M in taxpayer funds used to match $1M gift from WPX Energy to build drilling rig simulator for UW students.

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Eastern Shoshone protest Arapaho withdrawal from Council

October 1, 2014

The Eastern Shoshone Business Council says it will not go along with the process proposed by the Northern Arapaho to replace the Joint Business Council.

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Wyoming businesses seek to pool data to lower healthcare costs

September 30, 2014

Private employers aren’t waiting for state help to gather healthcare cost information that could lead to lower prices from providers.

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U.S. Senate candidates challenge 18-year incumbent Enzi

September 23, 2014

The Wyoming race for U.S. Senate pits well-funded incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi (R) against a former Catholic priest, an airline pilot, and a cook.

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UW law school says it meets needs of state, energy industry

September 16, 2014

Lawmakers and faculty discussed the University of Wyoming College of Law, and expressed hope for a new era of cooperation after last fall’s chaos.

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Northern Arapaho dissolve joint council in bid for sovereignty

September 10, 2014

In a historic move, Northern Arapaho leaders have withdrawn from the Joint Business Council, a governing body they sat on with the Eastern Shoshone.

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Gov. candidates weigh options for Wyoming Medicaid expansion

September 9, 2014

With more red states moving to expand Medicaid, candidates for Wyo. governor take their stand on the issue.

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Gosar challenges Gov. Mead to five live-streamed debates, Mead declines

September 4, 2014

Democratic candidate for Governor Pete Gosar has proposed a series of live streamed debates across Wyoming that will take questions from the public.

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UW attempts to rebuild after Sternberg shakeup

September 2, 2014

Administration is taking measures to bring stability to academic affairs, and win back trust by better engaging faculty.