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As coronavirus restrictions ease, contact tracing is key

CASPER — As loosened restrictions on businesses take effect across Wyoming, health officials say contact tracing will continue to be an important tool to keep infections from spreading, with one county saying it is ramping up efforts to track c... Full story


Tribal leaders: Virus not contained

CASPER — Tribal leaders say the coronavirus, which led to the deaths of four Northern Arapaho citizens on Monday, is spreading on the reservation after initially being tied to two family clusters. As of Wednesday, tests had confirmed 51 cases of C... Full story


Vigil attendees ask police to release shooting information

CASPER — Dozens gathered in Riverton Thursday evening to remember the man police fatally shot Saturday while calling for authorities to disclose more information about the incident. A police officer shot and killed 58-year-old Northern Arapaho man A... Full story


Study says students of color more likely to be suspended

CASPER — Native American students in Wyoming are disproportionately suspended from school compared to their non-Indigenous peers, leading to negative outcomes like poor grades and dropping out, according to a new report. The report by the Wyoming Com... Full story


Indigenous Persons Task Force starts work

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon’s task force to address the high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous people met for the first time Wednesday in Cheyenne. The meeting, which followed a panel on the topic Tuesday in Riverton, marked the Wyoming state go... Full story

 By Chris Aadland    News    July 18, 2019

Task force formed to study missing and murdered Native American women

CASPER — A group formed to study missing and murdered Native American women and girls in Wyoming will begin meeting next week, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. Gordon said in late April that he’d convene a task force to come up with ways to add... Full story


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