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Bighorn Basin fossils could teach about climate change

July 29, 2014

Discoveries in the heart of Wyoming are — technically — off limits to its students due to state’s ban on Next Generation Science Standards.

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Gov. Mead explores Medicaid expansion even as he opposes it

July 29, 2014

Executive branch officials are looking into Medicaid expansion in Wyoming under the guidance of language in the 2014 budget bill.

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‘Medicaid expansion still very important’ on reservation

July 29, 2014

Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Healthcare officials say Medicaid expansion could help local clinics, at no cost to the state.

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Time for Wyoming to reform oil and gas bonding regs

Commentary by Guest Column July 29, 2014 July 29, 2014

Why doesn’t the oil and gas industry have to live up to the same standards applied to other industries?

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Retired firefighters; wildland colleagues in danger

July 22, 2014

A small group of retired wildland firefighting managers says safety reforms are needed to save lives.

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Superintendent hopefuls call for new chapter in education

July 22, 2014

Candidates for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction are vying to lead the Department of Education into a new, less controversial era.

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A Wyoming two step for better air regulations

Commentary by Guest Column July 17, 2014 July 17, 2014

Wyoming can improve upon air quality regulations by applying them evenly throughout the state.

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WILDFIRE: Battle lines drawn over fixing budget crisis

July 17, 2014

The Forest Service has run out of appropriated suppression money eight times in the past decade, forcing it to siphon money from non-fire accounts.

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Women in Wyoming: Anne Gardetto

July 15, 2014

Anne Gardetto, Women in Wyoming Profile highlights her educational achievements in Torrington, Wyoming.

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Campaign launched to shift forest firefighting costs

July 15, 2014

Study says taxpayers subsidize irresponsible building when federal money is used to fight wildland fires.

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Bighorn sheep survive migration loss, now pressed by skiers

July 8, 2014

Backcountry recreation reduces winter range for a unique herd of bighorn sheep that lives year-round in the Tetons.

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Yellowstone roadside grizzlies worth rangers’ hassle

July 8, 2014

A study shows Yellowstone visitors would pay extra $41 to help cover management costs of roadside grizzlies.

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The Science of Play: A summer tour of climbing in Wyoming

July 8, 2014

There are a dozen more climbing gems around the state I haven’t visited this summer — Fremont Canyon and Wild Iris, Devil’s Tower and Cirque …

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BLM mixes oil, grouse in Lander plan

July 1, 2014

Federal land managers incorporate Wyoming’s sage grouse “core areas” protection strategy in hopes to avoid ESA listing.

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Wyoming’s largest powwow: Stories at Eastern Shoshone Days

July 1, 2014

The 55th annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days concluded this weekend, wrapping up three days of dance contests, drumming and singing.

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Wyoming must shift its economic and social policies

July 1, 2014

A more vibrant, diversified economy requires investments and social policy that attracts and retains young professionals.

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Wyoming must reinvent its relationship with energy

July 1, 2014

Will Wyoming invest its political capital and research dollars to prolong the era of coal, or invest in a new energy infrastructure that’s in harmony …

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Mead wants feedback on more Wyoming dams

June 24, 2014

A survey seeks feedback to guide planning for new Wyoming dams and water projects under Gov. Matt Mead’s statewide water strategy.

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Who should we trust in climate change debate?

Commentary by Guest Column June 24, 2014 June 24, 2014

In the climate change debate, we can listen to attorneys hired by corporations to make a case, or scientists who’ve studied the problem for decades.

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Coal Slurry: An idea that came and went

June 24, 2014

During the 1970s coal boom, Wyoming saw several proposals to build coal slurry pipelines to ship the mineral out of state. None succeeded.