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 By Andrew Graham    News    January 28, 2021

Mental health and addiction emerge as legislative priorities

The state’s mental health and substance abuse treatment network took center stage early in the 2021 legislative session as lawmakers advanced bills to ease licensing requirements in an effort to bring more counselors to the state. Two House bills d... Full story


Football game in virus hotspot stokes health experts' frustrations

As Wyoming’s COVID-19 problem continued to worsen last week, sports fans visited the state’s most infected community — Laramie — for a football game. It was the University of Wyoming’s first home game of the season and the Cowboys delivered, trouncin... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    August 13, 2020

DCI warned police of rumored antifa protesters headed to Sturgis

An intelligence officer in Wyoming’s Division of Criminal Investigation warned other law enforcement that Black Lives Matter and antifa protesters were traveling through Wyoming on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota, according to an email obtained b... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    July 2, 2020

State pays Barclays $2.5 million for work on Occidental deal

The state of Wyoming signed a contract in late April with banking giant Barclays to pay it $2.5 million to evaluate the purchase of 1 million surface acres and 4 million mineral acres from Occidental Petroleum. The state has already paid Barclays $1... Full story


Documents show UW investigations not limited to Nichols

In September 2019, the University of Wyoming investigated a top administrator who resigned weeks later, using a secretive process that mirrored the inquiry that led to the ouster of former president Laurie Nichols and brought scrutiny to how the... Full story


Quarantines but no new positive tests at women's prison

No new cases of COVID-19 have surfaced since a staff member at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk, the state’s only women’s prison, tested positive, a prison spokesperson said on Tuesday. The agency announced on April 10 that a staff member had t... Full story


Debate over distancing orders heats up as doctors await surge

Debate in Wyoming is increasing over whether Gov. Mark Gordon closing some businesses but stopping short of a stay-at-home order is inadequate or a threat to liberty, even as a top doctor contends a hospital surge is still on the horizon. The growth... Full story


Week two: The pandemic in Wyoming from March 20-27

By the end of the second full week since the Wyoming Department of Health announced the state’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, the virus was still tightening its grip on the Equality State. The DOH’s official number of confirmed positive cases wen... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    March 5, 2020

Transgender worries threaten female genital mutilation ban

Concerns in the Wyoming Senate over gender reassignment surgeries threaten an effort to criminalize female genital mutilation that soared through the House. Protecting girls and women from FGM has widespread bipartisan backing among lawmakers.... Full story


FROM WYOFILE: Dems emotional late-night stand against abortion bill fails

At 10 p.m. Tuesday, beneath near-empty galleries, outnumbered Democrats in Wyoming’s House of Representatives mounted a failed but emotional stand against a bill to impose a 48-hour waiting period on abortions. Midnight, the deadline for House b... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    January 30, 2020

ACLU: State elected officials' disregard of ICE jail is unlawful

By refusing to regulate a private immigration jail planned outside Evanston, Wyoming’s five statewide elected officials leave the state vulnerable to litigation and immigrants to poor treatment, the American Civil Liberty Union of Wyoming says. T... Full story


Trustees quietly investigated Nichols before dismissal

An outside law firm quietly investigated former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols at the direction of the university’s board of trustees in the weeks before she was informed she wouldn’t continue as the school’s chief executive, an inves... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    July 11, 2019

Blackjewel's unpaid bills wrecked businesses, owners say

GILLETTE— A year to the day before Blackjewel LLC shocked Wyoming by abandoning the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines, the Golay family gave up on Blackjewel. The Golays had cleaned mine buildings for decades, and for multiple owners. But by J... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    July 11, 2019

Judge to review documents in UW, press lawsuit over Nichols

An Albany County District Court judge on Tuesday ordered the University of Wyoming to present for her private review contested documents regarding former university President Laurie Nichols, who was demoted without explanation. Judge Tori Kricken on... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    May 23, 2019

Recently elected Secretary of State Buchanan seeks judgeship

Secretary of State Ed Buchanan is seeking a judgeship just seven months after winning election to his statewide office and a judicial commission has submitted his name and two others for Gov. Mark Gor... Full story

 By Andrew Graham    News    July 13, 2018

Poll shows GOP gubernatorial nomination up for grabs

State Treasurer Mark Gordon, Cheyenne businessman Sam Galeotos and natural resources attorney Harriet Hageman are the leading half of the packed Republican gubernatorial primary field, according to a mid-June survey conducted by University of Wyoming...


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