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Public meeting will focus on state’s orphan well cleanup plan

March 24, 2014

Public meeting will focus on state’s orphan well cleanup plan
 — March 24, 2014
Representatives of Gov. Matt Mead’s office and several other state agencies will meet …

The Pitch

Job fair seeks to match employers with U.S. veterans

March 20, 2014

Job fair seeks to match employers with U.S. veterans
— March 20, 2014
(Press release) — The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) Casper Workforce Center, along …

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Message from Session: UW Must Do More to Help Itself

Commentary by Guest Column March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014

University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity says UW has little choice but to examine increased student tuition and fees.

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Let’s talk about the direction of the University of Wyoming

Commentary by Guest Column March 20, 2014 March 20, 2014

Emeritus professor of geology Peter Shive wants to have a conversation about the fossil fuel industry influence on UW.

The Pitch

BLM and Bridger-Teton National Forest seek input on Riley Ridge on CO2, helium and methane wells project

March 19, 2014

BLM and the Bridger-Teton National Forest Seek Public Input on Riley Ridge Unit Development
— March 19, 2014
(Press release) —The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale …

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WyoFile welcomes Lorena Garcia as executive director

March 18, 2014

WyoFile welcomes Lorena Garcia as executive director
— March 18, 2014
Lorena Garcia, WyoFile executive director
WyoFile is pleased to welcome Lorena Garcia as its new executive director. …

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So what did Democrats get by electing Mead?

March 18, 2014

Democrats who crossed party lines to cast votes for Matt Mead in 2010 didn’t get the moderate leader they were hoping for.

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Fight brews over proposed motorized access to Franc’s Peak

March 18, 2014

Final management plan would allow consideration of controversial motorized use in Franc’s Peak and Wood River areas of the Shoshone National Forest.

The Pitch

WyoFile receives $75K Knight Foundation grant

March 17, 2014

WyoFile receives $75K Knight Foundation grant
— March 18, 2014
by WyoFile staff
Wyoming’s premier nonprofit online news organization WyoFile is pleased to announce it is the recipient …

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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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Avalanche awareness effort goes statewide

March 11, 2014

The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center provides classes to backcountry users and encourages snowpack reports from across Wyoming.

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Exonerated man shouldn’t have to prove innocence

March 11, 2014

An amendment requiring those exonerated by DNA evidence to prove their innocence in a court hearing kills a bill that would have provided the wrongfully …

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.

The Pitch

Grand Teton lands bill passes Wyoming legislature

March 6, 2014

The Wyoming Legislature voted today to sell 1,280 acres of state School Trust land in Grand Teton National Park in return for federal land elsewhere.

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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.

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Gov. Mead vetoes 10 line items on 2014 budget bill

March 6, 2014

Gov. Matt Mead vetoed ten items in the 2015-2016 budget bill. The Senate and House chose not to vote to override any of the vetoes.

The Pitch

Same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality file marriage lawsuit

March 5, 2014

Four same-sex couples and Wyoming Equality filed a lawsuit in Cheyenne challenging Wyoming’s laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying.

Legislature Blog

Legislative leaders revive talk of special session on SF 104

March 5, 2014

#wyleg management council discussing interim topics for 2015 session pic.twitter.com/dU99GFuRP6
— Gregory Nickerson (@GregNickersonWY) March 5, 2014
 
Legislative leaders revive talk of special session on SF 104
By Gregory …

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One-word change was a bombshell for the poor

March 4, 2014

After two weeks of toying with us, legislators opposed to Medicaid expansion finally decided to crush the hopes of 17,600 low-income people.

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Former Olympian remembers gold medal run 50 years later

March 4, 2014

Pepi Stiegler reflects on his ski career and watching his daughter compete in Sochi.