Special Reports

WyoFile brings you in-depth coverage of complex issues that are critical to civic life in Wyoming. Our Special Reports shine a light on areas overlooked by other news outlets, focusing on facts, insight and divergent views on key matters.

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Northern Arapaho file lawsuit over Large Employer mandate

December 10, 2014

The Northern Arapaho argue that IRS improperly counts them as a “Large Employer,” banning Tribal workers from the ACA’s subsidized health insurance.

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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In a historic move, Northern Arapaho leaders have withdrawn from the Joint Business Council, a governing body they sat on with the Eastern Shoshone.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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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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‘Medicaid expansion still very important’ on reservation

August 3, 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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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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WyoFile publishes first e-book: The complete Two Elk Saga available as free download

June 24, 2014

WyoFile is pleased to announce its first venture into e-book publishing with the release of The Two Elk Saga

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The Two Elk Saga Part 6: “Shame on them”

June 10, 2014

“To have some jokers take that money and put it in their pocket and to have them be totally incompetent, shame on them.”

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The Two Elk Saga Part 5: “The project from hell”

June 5, 2014

“If I could build it with a hammer, I would.” — North American Vice-President Brad Enzi, March 2007 before the Campbell County Commission.

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Two Elk Saga Part 4: “Like I was purchased?”

June 3, 2014

“Are we a bunch of naïve buffoons? I don’t think we are. I just think we are way too trusting.” — Former Wyoming Gov. Dave …

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Two Elk Saga Part 3: “Pennies on the dollar”

May 29, 2014

“He got these assets for pennies on the dollar.” — former Baltimore Gas & Electric executive on Mike Ruffatto California power plant purchases.

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Two Elk Saga Part 2: “Working class but not deprived”

May 27, 2014

“The thing that was always odd about Mike Ruffatto. He loved to see other people have fun but he didn’t participate much himself.”

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The Two Elk Saga Part 1: “Wearing suits and using big words”

May 22, 2014

“My name is Mike Ruffatto. I’m president of North American Power Group and, on behalf of the Two Elk Power Company, I’m here to request …

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Two Elk Saga Intro: How one man’s dream became state, federal nightmare

May 20, 2014

“As much as we wanted it to be real, it wasn’t” — former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, September 10, 2013

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Arapaho promote mediation in reservation border dispute

May 6, 2014

A symposium in Riverton will explore possibilities for mediating the Wind River Reservation border dispute arising from an EPA decision.

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Citizens ask state to revoke Two Elk power plant permit

April 25, 2014

An emissions permit first issued in 2003 for the proposed Two Elk power plant is in question because of minimal construction and no financing.

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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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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.