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First same-sex marriage licenses issued in Wyoming

October 21, 2014

Same-sex couples applied for Wyoming marriage licenses today in the wake of a court ruling. Advocates say the licenses represent a new era for the …

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The fight for equal rights in Wyoming isn’t over

October 21, 2014

Marriage equality represents a good step forward, but there is still much work to be done.

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Wyoming same-sex marriage ban overturned, Mead will not appeal

October 17, 2014

Despite attorneys assurances of an appeal in a hearing Thursday, Gov. Mead said the State will not appeal. Same-sex marriages will be legal in Wyoming. …

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Q&A: Al Simpson on same-sex marriage in the Equality State

October 17, 2014

WyoFile spoke with former Sen. Alan Simpson (R) to get his views on the same-sex marriage case and what it means for the Equality State.

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Judge will rule by 5 p.m. Monday on same-sex marriage in Wyoming

October 16, 2014

Mead administration asks for more time to make its case against allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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Jewell, Mead, laud ranchers’ grouse conservation

October 15, 2014

At ceremony, Governor, Interior Secretary sign agreements with 9 ranches.

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Wyoming’s stalemate on same-sex marriage may break this week

October 14, 2014

A federal court prepares to decide the same-sex marriage issue in Wyoming, while advocates look back on the movement in the Equality State.

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Lawmaker: Time to consider stiffer OSHA penalties

October 4, 2014

Family of worker killed on the job proposes $50K fine for OSHA violations that result in fatality. Members of the Labor Committee said they’d take …

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Green River dams get little support in survey

September 30, 2014

Ten smaller reservoirs eyed for decade-long construction push

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Court stays EPA haze plan for Wyo.

September 10, 2014

The court also granted requests by Basin Electric Power Cooperative and PacifiCorp to extend the deadline for compliance at four of the units for the …

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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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Gosar challenges Gov. Mead to five live-streamed debates, Mead declines

September 4, 2014

Democratic candidate for Governor Pete Gosar has proposed a series of live streamed debates across Wyoming that will take questions from the public.

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After defeating Teeters, what will Steinmetz do for an encore?

August 26, 2014

Steinmetz supporters were upset with Teeters’ role in the “Hill Bill” and the NGSS blockade maneuver.

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Mead, Murray, and Balow win contested primary races

August 20, 2014

Wyoming primary election results came in late last night, bringing to a close several contested races in the GOP primary.

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Wyoming GOP debates for Governor and Treasurer analyzed

August 12, 2014

In yesterday’s televised debate for the GOP primary for governor, viewers saw a mixture of the anti-federal impulses within the state’s Republican party.

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GOP candidates for Wyoming governor & treasurer debate on PBS

August 12, 2014

Gov. Matt Mead and Treasurer Mark Gordon faced off against their GOP primary challengers in a live debate that aired on Wyoming PBS August 11.

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Eleven primary races that could change Wyoming politics

August 5, 2014

Several key primary races could change the direction of Wyoming politics.

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Gov. Mead explores Medicaid expansion even as he opposes it

August 3, 2014

Gov. Matt Mead is seeking a second term. One of his first acts as governor was to join a lawsuit against the federal Affordable Care …

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Superintendent hopefuls call for new chapter in education

July 22, 2014

Candidates for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction are vying to lead the Department of Education into a new, less controversial era.