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Regional journalists sharpen watchdog reporting skills

April 15, 2014

UW and WyoFile hosted a training session for reporters from leading professional journalism organization Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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Education board punts science standards back to panel

April 12, 2014

The Wyoming Board of Education returned the legislatively-banned Next Generation Science Standards to a review committee of teachers with no instructions.

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Wyoming same-sex marriage case rests on state constitution

April 8, 2014

Proponents of same-sex marriage in Wyoming aim to use the state constitution to strike down a law defining marriage as between a man and a …

Economy Wyoming non-labor income

Surprising sources behind today’s economy

April 8, 2014

In Wyoming today, income from non-labor sources is more than twice the combined personal income from people working in the state’s staple industries.

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Minority leader wants open debate on Wyoming’s savings policy

April 1, 2014

Proponents of rethinking Wyoming’s savings strategy say the state may not be getting a good return on its $1.6 billion “rainy day” fund.

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Evergreen State College drops BA degree plan for reservation

April 1, 2014

Protests against Wind River Development Fund end bid to begin classes in fall.

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Women in Wyoming; Phyllis Preator

April 1, 2014

A passion for history and love for the land drives artist, author and historian Phyllis Preator to preserve the story of the McCullough Peaks.

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Take A Risk: How to create a society that matches its scenery

March 25, 2014

Wyoming is America’s monolith of demographic, educational, political, and economic monoculture — and monoculture’s collapse.

Featured WyoFile Pete Simpson Forum

Permanent Mineral Trust Fund is Wyoming’s financial centerpiece

March 25, 2014

The creation and conservative management of Wyoming’s Permanent Mineral Trust Fund has served Wyoming well for decades past, and helps keep taxes low.

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Destination nowhere: Winter in the Red Desert sand dunes

March 25, 2014

Even in the coldest of winter, Wyoming’s Red Desert is alive with a beautiful, shifting landscape.

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Halliburton joins University of Wyoming’s list of energy donors

March 20, 2014

Officials say Halliburton’s $3 million gift underscores the close collaboration between the energy industry, state government, and the University of Wyoming.

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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.

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The Muries: Wilderness Leaders in Wyoming

March 20, 2014

The Murie Center carries on the conservation biology and ecology efforts of couples Olaus and Mardy Murie and Adolph and Louise Murie.

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Community colleges cheer boost in enrollment-based funding

March 18, 2014

But in sober assessment of funding model, colleges say the short-term focus hobbles planning and innovation

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Legislature wraps budget, looks to interim and special session

March 11, 2014

In 19 days the Wyoming legislature approved a $3.5 billion budget and passed some 132 bills, while setting the stage for a special session.

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Wyoming Indian Chiefs win state 2A basketball title

March 11, 2014

Boys overcome ragged play in semis with strong showing in finals. Lady Chiefs finish the season strong in third place.

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Winter Hiking: Wyoming’s underrated muddy and icy places

March 6, 2014

When the snow sport conditions deteriorate and you itch to stretch your legs in long strides, don’t be afraid of mud or ice. Head to …

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Wyoming spends $259M to halt decay of aging Capitol building

March 4, 2014

Lawmakers have approved $259 million to restore the Wyoming State Capitol and move offices into the adjacent Herschler Building.

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WyoFile joins Week 3 of Wyoming PBS Capitol Outlook

March 4, 2014

This week’s Capitol Outlook featured segments with WyoFile reporter Gregory Nickerson and columnist Kerry Drake.