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A look back and a look ahead

December 20, 2014

Nadia White reflects on how far WyoFile has come, where we are going, and why you are essential in the discussion about Wyoming’s future.

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Wyoming police departments get $5.7M in military gear

December 17, 2014

What military gear has your local law enforcement agency acquired from the Department of Defense 1033 program?

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Lawmakers dump vetted SHARE plan, adopt Scott’s Medicaid plan

December 17, 2014

Lawmakers opted to pursue a health savings account plan for Wyoming Medicaid expansion in lieu of the SHARE plan drafted by the Department of Health.

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Can lawmakers agree on path toward Medicaid expansion?

December 16, 2014

Lawmakers discuss SHARE plan backed by Gov. Mead, and another plan that includes health savings accounts

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VIP lodge a favorite stop for high- and low-level officials

December 16, 2014

Obama administration officials from the lower rungs of government, not just A-list figures like Vice President Joe Biden, have used a vacation lodge in Wyoming’s …

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OSHA issues hazard alert for fracking and drilling

December 16, 2014

OSHA this month issued an alert warning of the dangers of explosions and poisonous hydrogen sulfide during flowback operations.

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Regulators back smog rules for Sublette area

December 11, 2014

Air quality board unanimous in limiting emissions that cause winter ozone spikes near Jonah, Anticline gas fields.

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Northern Arapaho file lawsuit over Large Employer mandate

December 10, 2014

The Northern Arapaho argue that IRS improperly counts them as a “Large Employer,” banning Tribal workers from the ACA’s subsidized health insurance.

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Wyoming Medicaid expansion plan faces headwinds

December 9, 2014

Gov Mead supports a Dept. of Health Medicaid expansion plan, while key lawmakers intend to propose a version that would include health savings accounts.

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Wyoming dam construction plans advance

December 9, 2014

Three bills would launch efforts near Hyattville, at New Fork Lake, Big Sandy.

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Woodward’s message to The Cheyenne Club

December 9, 2014

Wyoming Business Alliance provides a wealth of issues, voices, influence, and … wealth.

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Tests urged for people, animals near fracking

December 5, 2014

As science review calls for monitoring at gas fields, industry says it’s regulated enough.

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Tempest buffets new air quality rules for Sublette County

December 2, 2014

Wyoming’s Air Quality Advisory Board hears conflicting views on Wyoming standards as feds move further to reduce ozone.

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This Land is Your Land: Let’s keep the public in public lands

Commentary by Guest Column December 2, 2014 December 2, 2014

Advocates of state sovereignty claim that states will do a superior job of managing public lands. Examination of these assertions against historical evidence tells a …

Environment water pollution

30 years of data show wilderness water pollution

November 25, 2014

In Wind River Range, where air is supposed to be pristine, pollution changes life in alpine lakes

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Clean Power Plan: If Montana can, why can’t Wyoming?

Commentary by Guest Column November 25, 2014 November 25, 2014

Wyoming appears to favor litigation over actual steps to reduce carbon emissions to meet EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

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Focus on Wyoming: Up in the air

November 25, 2014

Wyoming artist Virginia Moore transforms aerial views with colors and lines of pivot irrigation whorls and ragged forest edges.

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High-stakes suit pits ranchers against water-sampling greens

November 25, 2014

More than a dozen ranchers have filed a trespass lawsuit against Western Watersheds Project — an organization that aims to stop grazing on public lands.

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Wildlife wilderness migration comes alive in video mapping project

November 19, 2014

Radio collar data is superimposed, time-lapsed, on maps to show how important wilderness and other lands are to Wyoming animals.