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Gov Mead begs for coal’s rescue while denying man’s role in climate crisis

May 16, 2014

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he understands the market realities of climate and coal, but remains “skeptical” of climate warnings.

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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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Tea Partiers in D.C. blew $24 billion — and they would do it again

October 22, 2013

It’s embarrassing — make that outrageous — that two-thirds of Wyoming’s congressional delegation voted against last week’s last-ditch effort to reopen the government and raise …

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Wyoming delegation splits votes on ending shutdown, debt ceiling lift

October 19, 2013

Sen. Mike Enzi and Rep. Cynthia Lummis voted against the bill that reopened the federal government, while Sen. John Barrasso supported it.

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Dangerous congressional game was never about Obamacare

October 4, 2013

The question we in Wyoming need to ask is, “Will our delegation continue this dangerous nonsense?” Given a clean continuing resolution, will they sign it …

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Saving mineral funds is an uphill battle for Wyoming

May 14, 2013

How successful can Wyoming’s partisan Senate delegation be when the federal government has shown an increasing willingness to take away mineral funds?

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How a letter withheld $53M in mineral royalties from Wyoming

April 19, 2013

Moments like this underscore how easily Wyoming can lose money that flows from the federal government.

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If GOP wants gun debate, why did they try to kill it?

April 16, 2013

Wyoming Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi don’t seem too confident that their opposition to gun control legislation will prevail in the Senate.

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Liz Cheney can win in Wyoming, but she has hurdles in her way

March 26, 2013

Liz Cheney definitely looks like a U.S. Senate candidate from Wyoming, but Mike Enzi may not be going anywhere, leaving her political future uncertain.

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Why is the GOP so willing to throw people out of work?

March 5, 2013

Sen. John Barrasso says the president is trying to scare Americans about sequester cuts, but it’s the GOP’s plan we should fear.

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Wyoming’s senators choose politics over protecting women

Commentary by Kerry Drake February 26, 2013 February 26, 2013

The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act is essential to combating crime on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

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Mead, Freudenthal and Al Simpson stump for UW College of Engineering project in Dallas

February 22, 2013

On Thursday, Gov. Matt Mead, former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and former Wyoming U.S. Alan Simpson will attend the University of Wyoming Foundation’s winter board …

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Enzi says “sequestration is going to happen”

February 18, 2013

Enzi says “sequestration is going to happen”
by Dustin Bleizeffer
— February 18, 2013
While on his public “listening” tour in Wyoming Monday, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) told …

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A Compounding Connection: Texas pharmacy leads Barrasso donors

February 12, 2013

The pharmacy’s position at the top of Barrasso’s contributor list signifies his growing clout in national politics and what his next steps might be.

The Pitch

Barrasso bill would double length of grazing permits

February 8, 2013

Barrasso bill would double length of grazing permits
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The Pitch

Wyoming senators reap largesse from biotechnology firm Amgen

January 29, 2013

Wyoming senators reap largesse from biotechnology firm Amgen
By Rone Tempest
January 29, 2013
A California biotechnology company set to benefit by millions of dollars from a last-minute …

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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.

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Earth’s climate is changing faster than Wyoming’s politics

November 5, 2012

It’s not “anti-industry” to understand the reality of climate change and to advocate for policies and investments that cut the carbon footprint of fossil fuels.

Columns/Blogs

Wyoming’s congressional delegates faced challengers in live debate

November 2, 2012

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Wyoming’s congressional delegates faced challengers in live debate
By Gregory Nickerson
Wyoming’s congressional incumbents held their own in a debate against challengers last …