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Wyoming can be on the right side of history

April 15, 2014

Does it make sense for Wyoming and its attorney general to oppose same-sex marriage, even as Al Simpson and a majority of Americans support it?

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Stakeholders await decision on Wyoming Range leases in limbo

April 15, 2014

A final decision on oil and gas leases hanging in limbo in the Wyoming Range since 2006 is expected in late spring of 2015.

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Sierra Club: Leave Wyoming’s coal and oil shale in the ground

April 10, 2014

A new study suggests Powder River Basin coal and other U.S. fossil fuels must remain in the ground to avoid accelerating global warming and human …

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.

The Pitch

UW’s Piri named Excellence Chair in petroleum engineering

April 8, 2014

Mohammad Piri was recently introduced to the UW Board of Trustees as the Wyoming Excellence Chair in Petroleum Engineering, recognizing his global acclaim.

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Whoever wins GOP race, it will be fun to watch

April 8, 2014

The camps of Mead and Hill should make the Hatfields and McCoys look like best friends.

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Night Vision: A Jackson Hole astronomer wants to build an observatory and planetarium

April 8, 2014

Jackson Hole astronomer Sam Singer says Wyoming Stargazing will offer free stargazing and talks in Grand Teton National Park this summer.

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Coalition: Resist political influence on climate science education

April 8, 2014

A coalition of scientists, educators and parents urged the Wyoming State Board of Education to insist on strong science education standards that include the latest …

The Pitch

UW Trustees raise student tuition and employee salaries

April 1, 2014

A tuition increase approved by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees will provide a salary boosts for professors and other enhancements for students.

Energy Report Dustin Bleizeffer - Wyoming News

Oil and gas supervisor Grant Black resigns

April 1, 2014

Grant Black came to the WOGCC in April 2013 after an extended 8-month search process, which initially attracted only a handful of qualified candidates.

Capitol Beat Wyoming Elections 2014

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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Controversy centers on grizzly bear count

April 1, 2014

Work to remove grizzly bears from endangered species list moves forward.

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Wyoming Game and Fish remains at funding crossroads

April 1, 2014

Game and Fish is a government agency that has too many factors to be expected to be operated the way the private sector would do …

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Wyoming keeps up with national ACA enrollment

March 27, 2014

Wyoming keeps up with national ACA enrollment State saw above average numbers of young people enrolling ahead of March 31

The Pitch

Public forums focus on family health programs and needs

March 26, 2014

Public forums focus on family health programs and needs
— posted on March 26, 2014
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has scheduled a series of community …

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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Don’t saddle Wyoming students with climate-denial politics

March 25, 2014

Gov. Mead’s and state lawmakers’ political take on climate science would earn an “F” in any 7th-grade science course in Wyoming — at the moment.

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So long to America’s poster boy for hate

March 25, 2014

Laramie and Casper showed the world what Phelps was: a bitter old man who didn’t like the changes he saw, leaving him powerless.

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Volunteers move forward in plans to reopen ski area

March 25, 2014

The Antelope Butte Foundation is planning improvements and events for the local hill in the Big Horns.

The Pitch

Public can comment on federal coal lease modification

March 24, 2014

Public can comment on federal coal lease modification
— March 24, 2014
(Press release) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District Office (HPDO) announces …