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Lummis needs to stop marching with extreme right-wing

October 15, 2013

Losing on Obamacare didn’t change the minds of Lummis and her party, who pressed to get something from the Democrats that could be seen as …

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But I thought this was why Wyoming invested in coal-gasification?

September 24, 2013

Two years ago, Gov. Mead blamed federal inaction on energy policies for delaying a $100M partnership with GE to advance technologies for Wyoming coal.

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Wyoming: Where independent people rely on federal funds

May 14, 2013

In the background of Wyoming’s independent Western ethos is the fact that the state gets billions in support from federal funds.

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GOP blasts White House request to boost fracking study funds

April 30, 2013

The GOP criticized an Obama administration request for additional funds in an ongoing fracking study into the practice’s health and safety consequences.

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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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Dreamers seek driver’s licenses in Wyoming

March 19, 2013

Some undocumented workers who came to Wyoming as kids can now legally work, but they need driver’s licenses.

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Amid national gun reform, Wyoming takes contrarian stance

January 29, 2013

Amidst a national effort to curb firearm violence, Wyoming’s lawmakers have introduced measures aimed at protecting and expanding the right to bear arms.

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What’s in store for Wyoming energy?

November 9, 2012

Obama’s reelection has Wyoming’s government and energy industry leaders questioning what his administration is planning for energy production in his second term.

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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.

Wind River Reservation Elections

We found a Republican, but he voted for Obama

November 6, 2012

We found a Republican, but he voted for Obama
Ron Feemster (6:55 p.m. MST)
It’s hard to say what is more popular in the Fremont 38 school …

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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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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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Energy policy: Take it from Wyoming

September 5, 2012

In reality, the question we must wrestle with is how much environmental degradation are we willing to accept on our public lands and in the …

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An energy blueprint for America

Commentary by WyoFile August 22, 2012 August 22, 2012

In an op-ed, Gov. Matt Mead and Gov. Bob McDonnell roll out their plan for “a sensible, comprehensive energy policy.”

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A Modest Propsal: Gitmo to Wyo

Commentary by Paul Krza August 6, 2012 August 6, 2012

Former Wyoming journalist Paul Krza has an idea to boost revenue: taking on a new facility for Guantanamo prisoners.

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Lawmakers float legislation to undo transportation offset on reclamation funding

July 17, 2012

Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) and Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) introduced legislation yesterday to repeal an offset to the transportation bill that President Obama recently signed into …

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The thrill is in the deal

by The Sage Grouse June 12, 2012 June 12, 2012

The Sage Grouse wonders if the $6 billion spent on U.S. elections is less about who has the best public policy ideas and more about …

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GOP bills seek to speed approval of energy projects

April 24, 2012

House Republicans seek to accelerate national energy development. However, their measures are at odds with the oil and gas leasing reforms at the heart of …

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Mad as Hell?

by The Sage Grouse February 14, 2012 February 14, 2012

Mad as Hell?
Remember the movie “Network”? Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch: “I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Going to Take it Any More.”
The housing …