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  • Critics say MLK holiday should be updated

    Cody Cottier, Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 16, 2020

    JACKSON — Three decades after the state of Wyoming finally adopted the holiday that commemorates Martin Luther King Jr., some question why the date can’t be dedicated solely to the slain civil rights leader. The fact that Wyoming observes the holiday at all is a tribute to the persistence of Liz Byrd, the state’s first African American senator, who tried each year for a decade to sway her colleagues to support it. Ultimately, in 1990, she accepted a compromise, and the Legislature lengthened the title to include “Wyoming Equality Day,” j... Full story

  • 1930s-era Jackson Hole cabin finds new home

    Cody Cottier, Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 28, 2019

    JACKSON — The doors of the 1930s log cabin stood open as it lumbered into the “Y” intersection on a tractor-trailer, its passage through the crossroads guarded by traffic-blocking patrol cars. From afar the spectacle offered a glimpse of Jackson Hole gone by. A closer peek inside the wooden walls, punctuated by thick tree-trunk rafters and joists, inspired daydreams of pioneer life in the valley. But this cabin was more than a remnant of early Wyoming — it was beginning its next chapter. Just 20 minutes before, at midmorning Saturday, it sat in... Full story

  • Groups rally for Trump in Jackson, Cheyenne, Gillette

    Cody Cottier and Tom Coulter, Jackson Hole Daily Wyoming Tribune Eagle And Gillette News Record Via WNE|Oct 17, 2019

    Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump took to the streets in Jackson, Cheyenne and Gillette on Thursday to protest impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives. The rallies were part of national activities organized by a group called "Women for America First" that featured marches in Washington, D.C., and other major cities around the country. JACKSON - Trump supporters rally downtown For the second time in two weeks, since first lady Melania Trump's visit earlier this... Full story

  • Jackson repeals business solicitation laws

    Cody Cottier, Jackson Hole News & Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 18, 2019

    JACKSON — Facing legal action from a high-end downtown cosmetics store known for high-pressure sales tactics, the Town Council repealed a set of laws that the business said violated its constitutional right to free speech. WY GP Retail LLC, which operates under the name Beleza, filed a lawsuit last month in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming, arguing for its ability to solicit customers on the sidewalk. But the company dropped its claim Friday after the town annulled four ordinances. Beleza’s lawsuit alleged that law enforcement singled out... Full story

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