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Evergreen State College drops BA degree plan for reservation

April 1, 2014

Protests against Wind River Development Fund end bid to begin classes in fall.

Native Notes

Natives meet Riverton and Lander leaders in bid for understanding

March 25, 2014

At a dinner meeting at the Wind River Casino leaders avoided contentious issues and sought common ground.

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Community colleges cheer boost in enrollment-based funding

March 18, 2014

But in sober assessment of funding model, colleges say the short-term focus hobbles planning and innovation

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JAC cuts Tribal Liaison budget, sets rules for money’s return

March 11, 2014

In a move that some Native leaders see as punitive, Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) seeks new rules the week after an EPA decision on reservation …

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Wyoming Indian Chiefs win state 2A basketball title

March 11, 2014

Boys overcome ragged play in semis with strong showing in finals. Lady Chiefs finish the season strong in third place.

Legislature Blog

Cindy Hill vows to resume her former duties Monday morning

March 6, 2014

Cindy Hill announced today that she is going back to work at the Department of Education headquarters in the Hathaway Building on Monday.

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Patrick Goggles will not run again for House District 33

March 6, 2014

Rep. Patrick Goggles (D-Ethete) will not run for the Wyoming House of Representatives this November.

Legislature Blog

Legislative acts create work for Forslund and Health Department

March 3, 2014

Legislative acts create work for Forslund and Health Department
By Ron Feemster
— March 3, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile
Legislative committees are meeting morning, noon and night this week …

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Budget amendment allows state to make 2015 Medicaid expansion plan

February 27, 2014

Budget amendment allows state to make 2015 Medicaid expansion plan
By Ron Feemster
— February 27, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
A budget amendment passed in conference committee today …

Legislature Blog

House and Senate to haggle over hikes in Hathaway scholarships

February 25, 2014

House and Senate to haggle over hikes in Hathaway scholarships
By Ron Feemster
— February 25, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
The Joint Interim Education Committee sponsored Senate File …

Legislature Blog

Bill to deny some workers unemployment returns after veto

February 24, 2014

Bill to deny some workers unemployment returns after veto
By Ron Feemster
— February 24, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
A bill passed the House Labor Health committee today …

Legislature Blog

House committee passes Senate bill to protect social media privacy

February 24, 2014

House committee passes Senate bill to protect social media privacy
By Ron Feemster
— February 24, 2014
Ron Feemster, WyoFile reporter
A bill to prohibit employers from asking for …

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Battle lines harden among lawmakers as EPA mediation looms

February 18, 2014

Lawmakers introduce bills to fight EPA and define reservation boundaries as other parties prepare to negotiate

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Dancing against trauma on the Wind River Indian Reservation

February 4, 2014

A group of Native activists brings traditional culture to the fight against alcohol, drugs and suicide.

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Can state and tribes share jurisdiction in Riverton?

January 28, 2014

What a small Michigan town can teach Wyoming about joint government on a reservation.

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Joint Labor Health committee passes Medicaid expansion bills

January 14, 2014

Two bills could expand Medicaid. Bill to sell Life Resource Center property in Lander rejected.

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State contests reservation boundary for EPA air quality ruling

January 7, 2014

As a century old issue roils Riverton and the Wind River reservation, the state says EPA got the law all wrong

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Insuring more people may cut Wyoming’s high health costs

January 7, 2014

Experts say uninsured people push up health costs. Higher health costs drive insurance costs.

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Wyoming Indian basketball plays deepest roster in years

December 27, 2013

This year’s Chiefs team has a deep roster of talent and an explosive ninth-grader starting at guard, Buell Robinson.

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Sen. Charles Scott unveils ‘Obamacare Relief’ bill

December 18, 2013

Limited health coverage would aid those too poor for insurance, or who can’t pay high premiums.