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  • Rental housing ordinance enforcement on track

    Abby Vander Graaff, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 24, 2022

    LARAMIE — Nearly a year after its approval, Laramie City Council has taken steps to begin enforcing a new rental housing ordinance starting Jan. 1, 2023, with slight modifications. The ordinance outlines a set of minimum habitability standards for rental housing properties within the city, such as containing carbon monoxide alarms, functioning basic appliances and the absence of mold. If landlords fail to follow these requirements, the ordinance outlines a complaint system in which tenants can report issues to the city manager’s office, who... Full story

  • UW wants another $54M from Legislature

    Abby Vander Graaff, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 25, 2022

    LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming will make a supplemental budget request of $54.65 million to the Wyoming Legislature for unforeseen financial needs this academic year. If approved, UW officials say the additional money will account for gaps in the university budget created by inflation and help address low wages for university staff and faculty members. “This is very much in line with what you may have seen in previous years,” UW spokesperson Chad Baldwin said of the request. He said it’s normal for the university to make supplem... Full story