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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.

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Veterans homelessness declining but addressing issues is not simple

November 11, 2012

Wyoming has seen a 12-point drop in veterans without homes, but the counts are just a snapshot, unverifiable and only one piece of a bigger …

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Wyoming went big for Romney, GOP increased dominance at home

November 9, 2012

Wyoming voters gave modest increases to the Republican Party in the state legislature while strongly supporting Mitt Romney.

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Getting Out the Native Vote: Reservation youth knock on doors

November 6, 2012

Inspired by a low turnout in 2010 and a perceived challenger to their political interests, young Native American activists have spent months encouraging people to …

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Second Amendment-only voters threaten hunting opportunities

October 30, 2012

Wyoming’s hunting community often supports gun rights as well environmental protections, but the two platforms are not often shared by the same candidate.

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Gun advocates made gains, but still factor in election

October 30, 2012

Obama’s election boosted the cause of gun-rights advocates — and the business of gun builders and retailers — complicating his path towards reelection.

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ALEC Model Bill Group Triggers Calls for Transparency

October 16, 2012

WyoFile contributor Gregory Nickerson analyzes the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in state policy positions.

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Who is contributing to the candidates?

October 12, 2012

WyoFile takes a look at the top 100 donors funding the campaigns of Wyoming’s congressional representatives, as well as the top in-state donors to Barack …

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Medicaid Expansion: Wyoming awaits data, postpones decisions

October 9, 2012

Wyoming is quickly running out of time to decide whether to expand Medicaid to people on the fringes of the healthcare system.

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Wyo. Republican and Democratic parties on a bumpy ride

September 11, 2012

While Wyoming Dems struggle to compete, Wyoming Republicans are dealing with accounting problems and in-party challenges.

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Wyoming struggles with the Affordable Care Act

September 10, 2012

State legislators say it’s a near certainty that by 2014, Wyoming citizens will be choosing their health insurance among a federally-run exchange.

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A Wyoming congressional update

August 26, 2012

A Wyoming congressional update
Sen. Mike Enzi was joined by Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis at the Petroleum Association of Wyoming’s annual meeting in …

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GOP incumbents rattled in primary, but some hang on

August 23, 2012

Despite lackluster turnout, many Wyoming GOP primary races were won by thin margins, and one race’s results were not even close to expectations.

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Conservative group seeks to rid Wyo GOP of ‘RINOs’

August 14, 2012

Conservative Republicans of Wyoming is seeking to reform the Wyoming GOP. So who is Harlan Edmonds and why is he trying to purify his party?