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UW creating four new jobs to combat sexual assault
LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming is planning to create four new jobs as part of its No More Campaign, which aims to provide more resources to prevent and respond to sexual assault on campaign. The positions won’t be filled until the Board of... Full story
UW files first arguments in Supreme Court firearms case
LARAMIE — Attorneys representing the University of Wyoming filed the school’s first arguments Tuesday in a Wyoming Supreme Court case concerning UW’s ability to restrict the carrying of firearms on campus. Lyle Williams, a Uinta County... Full story
Gordon promises task force on missing, murdered native women
LARAMIE — Gov. Mark Gordon made an impromptu announcement Friday on the University of Wyoming campus that he’ll convene a task force to address ways to combat the high rates of murdered and missing American Indian women in Wyoming. Gordon’s... Full story
Commission meeting sees protest over shooting incident
LARAMIE — The public comment period of the Albany County Commission’s Tuesday meeting was eventful as several expressed dismay over an officer-involved shooting from November. The commission meetings are typically a harmonious affair, but not... Full story
Laramie to revisit softball vote, OK would start state play
LARAMIE — Albany County School District No. 1 board members plan to revisit the possibility of offering softball at Laramie High School after they complete their budget for the 2019-2020 school year. The board declined a request from Laramie Girls...
Judge says University of Wyoming can regulate guns
LARAMIE — State law does not prevent local governments from regulating guns manufactured outside of Wyoming, Albany County District Court Judge Tori Kricken ruled this week. “To the extent that the Wyoming Firearms Freedom Act preempts...
UW could expand sexual assault resources in 2019
LARAMIE — Proposals to add more funding for resources related to sexual misconduct are likely to be part of the University of Wyoming’s budgeting process for the 2020 fiscal year, Vice President for Student Affairs Sean Blackburn said. In...
State: Haynes 'not eligible to be governor'
LARAMIE — Wyoming officials are seeking a court ruling that would make Republican candidate for governor Taylor Haynes ineligible for the office. Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan and Attorney General Peter Michael determined Haynes is not...
Haynes: Residency accusation a 'pack of lies'
LARAMIE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Taylor Haynes denounced an accusation Saturday that he does not meet residency requirements to be Wyoming’s next top elected official, which preceded confirmation Tuesday state authorities are...
Superintendent expects charges in Riverton hazing allegations
RIVERTON — A proposed expulsion of three former members of Riverton High School’s wrestling team has been delayed for months amid legal challenges by the boys’ attorneys. Meanwhile, a separate investigation into the students’ conduct for an...
Dubois schools face biggest cut of any district in state next year
RIVERTON — A bill the Wyoming Legislature approved this year saved Fremont County School District 2 in Dubois from a more than 3 percent reduction in funding. The district still will suffer the largest cut in the state, however: The Legislative...