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Wyoming can be on the right side of history

April 15, 2014

Does it make sense for Wyoming and its attorney general to oppose same-sex marriage, even as Al Simpson and a majority of Americans support it?

Featured The Wyoming Supreme Court overturned Senate File 104 today, effectively restoring Superintendent Cindy Hill's control over the Department of Education.

Wyoming Supreme Court declares Senate File 104 unconstitutional

January 28, 2014

The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned Senate File 104, effectively restoring Superintendent Cindy Hill’s control over the Department of Education.

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Liz Cheney withdraws from U.S. Senate campaign

January 6, 2014

Liz Cheney quit the Wyoming Senate race against Sen. Mike Enzi on January 6 citing unspecified health issues with her children.

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Wyoming lawmakers unwrap capital construction budget

December 24, 2013

Gov. Mead recommends a $632 million construction and maintenance budget for government buildings and schools.

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Mary Cheney stumps for gay marriage, ignores Liz’s campaign

December 13, 2013

At Indiana fundraiser, Mary Cheney takes a conservative, family-values approach to marriage equality

Energy Matt Mead speaks to ALEC convention

Gov Mead to ALEC crowd: States do it better than the federal gov’t

December 12, 2013

Gov Mead to ALEC crowd: States do it better than the federal government

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Legislature 2014: What you need to know about the budget session

December 3, 2013

WyoFile kicks off its 2014 legislative coverage with a summary of Gov. Mead’s budget proposal and a refresher on interim committee activities.

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Robert Sternberg resigns as University of Wyoming president

November 15, 2013

Robert Sternberg voluntarily resigned as president of the University of Wyoming amid tensions with faculty and students regarding personnel changes.

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Northern Arapaho tribe hit hardest by federal shutdown

October 22, 2013

Lost federal funding highlights tribal accounting woes. Business council stays mum on details

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A Memo from Minnesota: Cities need to rethink growth

October 22, 2013

Civil engineer and planning reformer says small, incremental growth is more prosperous than large business parks.

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Protestors at East Gate demand reopening of Yellowstone

October 15, 2013

Protestors gathered at the East Gate to Yellowstone Park to demand a solution to the government shutdown that has closed national parks nationwide.

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Barrasso, Enzi, Lummis walk GOP line on shutdown, debt limit

October 9, 2013

Leading up to the October 1st shutdown, Wyoming’s delegation all voted to make changes to the Affordable Care Act a condition of funding the government.

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Al Simpson: Fed shutdown doesn’t touch real fiscal problems

October 3, 2013

“It’s a zoo and the animals are galumphing around in there, and we keep pitching hay in to keep them alive,” Simpson said.

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VP Cheney enjoys hero’s welcome in Lander, pleads for debt cuts

September 20, 2013

A member of the Wyoming team in the 2013 one-shot antelope hunt in Lander, former vice-presidnet Dick Cheney enjoys hero’s welcome, slams Obamacare.

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Wyoming, Meet Liz Cheney

July 23, 2013

Liz Cheney comes from a famous political family, but she’s making first introductions to Wyoming voters in what looks to be a challenging race against …

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Sportsmen express concern over Game and Fish budget cuts

July 16, 2013

State and regional wildlife advocates are rallying to convince Wyoming lawmakers to change course on cuts to the Wyoming Game and Fish budget.

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Jackson Junket: Did Cindy Hill misuse the state plane?

June 25, 2013

An inquiry into the Department of Education highlights employee concerns that Hill filled plane seats to access subordinates’ state and federal budgets.

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Jackson Junket: Other flight issues

June 25, 2013

Though the Jackson story drew the most concerns from WDE employees, they report being asked to go along on other similar plane trips.

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Lawmakers watch as feds bring Obamacare to Wyoming

April 23, 2013

Wyoming legislators dithered until the federal government stepped in to run the state’s health insurance marketplace. Now they’re calling that a great idea.

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Reservation schools’ federal aid slashed in sequestration

March 12, 2013

Districts fear cuts to Impact Aid could eliminate teacher aides, reading teachers, nurses and counselors not funded by state.