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You can’t judge problem-gambling brochure by its cover

September 30, 2014

As Wyoming enters the lottery business, is it providing for the addicts it might help create?

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New app connects people with landscape

September 30, 2014

Story Clark helped develop an app to help connect people to stories about the landscape, hoping it will help foster a desire to conserve wild …

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To thrive in online media, WyoFile must evolve

Commentary by Guest Column September 23, 2014 September 23, 2014

The recipe for success isn’t always obvious, and that’s because there are many variables that go into the success of a news organization on the …

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Don’t tell bullying victims to ‘just get over it’

September 23, 2014

How can we expect kids to believe anything adults say about bullying if their own teachers make jokes about gays, the disabled, and people’s personal …

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Montana’s sage grouse plan modeled after Wyoming’s plan

September 23, 2014

Next year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services will decide if the sage grouse will be listed as an endangered species

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Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor to leave post

September 19, 2014

Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor Clint Kyhl will leave his post by the end of this month because of a medical condition, and return to Washington …

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Death penalty opponents are making gains in Wyoming

September 16, 2014

Meanwhile, the legislature will consider a committee-sponsored bill to execute deathrow inmates by firing squad.

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Volunteers help document Bighorn Basin’s golden eagles

September 16, 2014

The program has yields years of data to help fill critical information gaps in western research

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Court stays EPA haze plan for Wyo.

September 10, 2014

The court also granted requests by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and PacifiCorp to extend the deadline for compliance at four of the units for the …

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Game and Fish relocates grizzly bear

September 10, 2014

Game and Fish relocates grizzly bear
— September 10, 2014
(Press release) — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear …

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Proposed “transfer” of public lands is a prelude to privatization

Commentary by Guest Column September 9, 2014 September 9, 2014

The history, politics, and economics of the state transfer movement explains why this fear is a legitimate one.

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Mead leaves voters guessing about Medicaid expansion

September 9, 2014

For 3.5 years, Gov. Mead remained steadfastly opposed to expanding Medicaid, and the majority of his party’s legislators followed his lead

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Young ambassadors share a love for wilderness

September 9, 2014

The Young Ambassadors for Wilderness program was launched by the Wyoming Wilderness Association in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Student ambassadors …

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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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Lecture series kicks off with Sweetwater Gold Mining District

September 2, 2014

Lecture series kicks off with Sweetwater Gold Mining District
— September 2, 2014
(Press release) — The Sweetwater Gold Mining District will be the focus of September’s …

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Citizens United changes the face of politics

September 2, 2014

Joint Resolution 19 — scheduled for a September vote — would encourage the overturn of Citizens United, and already has 50 co-sponsors.

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Yellowstone grizzly bears remain genetically isolated

September 2, 2014

Conservationists worry about connectivity between populations as feds move toward removing the bear from the endangered species list.

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37-year lawsuit over water, tribal rights on Wind-Big Horn examined in UW event

September 1, 2014

The “general stream adjudication” of the Wind-Big Horn River will be officially wrapped up at the lower court level on Friday, Sept. 5. District Judge …

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Wyoming has opportunity to correct voter disenfranchisement

Commentary by Guest Column August 28, 2014 August 28, 2014

Advocates say democratic process suffers in Wyoming for lack of restoring voting rights to former felons.

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WDE seeks comment on Wyoming education standards

August 27, 2014

The public comment period for revisions and documents for Wyoming Content and Performance Standards is open until Sept. 11.