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Rock fins and flinging at Raymond Mountain

September 16, 2014

The Raymond Mountain wilderness study area is not a well-known destination, making its lush drainage and wild geology enticing to those who want wilderness without …

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UW law school says it meets needs of state, energy industry

September 16, 2014

Lawmakers and faculty discussed the University of Wyoming College of Law, and expressed hope for a new era of cooperation after last fall’s chaos.

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Bear bite probably killed man; both species may have been on remains

September 16, 2014

Investigators believe they have found both grizzly and black bear hairs on the remains of a Virgin, Utah, man whose employer reported him missing last …

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After 40 years, water claims are settled in Bighorn Basin

September 16, 2014

The culmination of 40-year water adjudication case sets the legal framework for an uncertain water future.

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Northern Arapaho dissolve joint council in bid for sovereignty

September 10, 2014

In a historic move, Northern Arapaho leaders have withdrawn from the Joint Business Council, a governing body they sat on with the Eastern Shoshone.

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Gov. candidates weigh options for Wyoming Medicaid expansion

September 9, 2014

With more red states moving to expand Medicaid, candidates for Wyo. governor take their stand on the issue.

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Health and finances are uncertain in Wyoming’s Medicaid gap

September 9, 2014

Thousands of Wyomingites, and many of the state’s healthcare providers, struggle to stay afloat after state leaders refused millions in federal funding.

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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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Feds OK more female grizzly killing in cattle conflict zone

September 5, 2014

Conservation group says federal agencies should change grazing practices instead of increasing female grizzly kill limit.

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Wyoming will benefit from trend toward independent journalism

September 4, 2014

The need for quality journalism is being answered by talented, passionate people shaping the future of media.

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Conservation groups give BLM an ‘F’ for sage grouse protection

September 2, 2014

Sage grouse strategy, followed in BLM Lander plan, said to fall short of BLM scientists’ earlier recommendations.

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UW attempts to rebuild after Sternberg shakeup

September 2, 2014

Administration is taking measures to bring stability to academic affairs, and win back trust by better engaging faculty.

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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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Who is Dick Cheney and how much of him was forged in Wyoming?

August 28, 2014

Wyoming PBS interviews with the former Vice President for an upcoming documentary began last year.

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Complaint filed against DOE asks for records in Two Elk case

August 27, 2014

More than two years after the initial suspension of the stimulus grants, there has been no enforcement action in the case.

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Development, CWD weigh on diminishing deer

August 26, 2014

In areas where Chronic Wasting Disease is present, the prevalence of the disease is 37 percent.

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Wildfires could bankrupt states if they acquired federal tracts — report

August 26, 2014

Western states are ill-equipped to take ownership of federal lands because of the spiraling cost of fighting wildfires on national forests

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Focus on Wyoming: Fly-aways get a comb-over

August 22, 2014

Does a montage of aerial video over Wyoming demand a symphony for a soundtrack, or some Jeff Troxel guitar-picking?

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Mead, Murray, and Balow win contested primary races

August 20, 2014

Wyoming primary election results came in late last night, bringing to a close several contested races in the GOP primary.

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Wyoming, China dream of a coal-chemical bridge to future energy

August 19, 2014

Coal-rich partners eye byproducts from coal as a commercial driver to eventual zero-CO2 emissions coal power plants.