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Parental Rights in Education measure resurrected in Education Committee

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers on the Joint Education Committee spent most of Tuesday considering a controversial bill that was resurrected from the previous legislative session. Sen. Bo Biteman, R-Ranchester, reintroduced the Parental Rights in... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    August 3, 2023

Pro-life advocates appeal to state Supreme Court in abortion battle

CHEYENNE - Pro-life advocates who were denied intervention in the state's ongoing abortion court battle have appealed the decision to the Wyoming Supreme Court. Teton County District Court was... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    June 15, 2023

Wyoming advocates applaud Supreme Court's decision to uphold ICWA

CHEYENNE — Wyoming advocates pushing to preserve the Indian Child Welfare Act celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Thursday. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett delivered the majority opinion that rejected all constitutional... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    June 8, 2023

Laramie County school district considers offering parents four book options

CHEYENNE - The library book policy in Laramie County School District 1 is set to expand, but it will remain opt-out for the immediate future. English language arts secondary curriculum coordinator... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 25, 2023

Reopening Cowboy Challenge Academy seen as an uphill battle

CHEYENNE - State lawmakers have been tasked with studying how to reopen the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy following its closure in September due to sustained staff vacancies and safety concerns.... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 18, 2023

Cheyenne gym patron tackles man in attempted robbery

CHEYENNE - A Gold's Gym patron tackled and subdued a local man Friday before he was arrested for allegedly trying to steal a vehicle and rob the establishment. Brandon B. Creel, 37, of 505 Williams... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 11, 2023

Cheyenne teens charged as adults following fatal drive-by shooting

CHEYENNE - Two Cheyenne teens involved in a drive-by shooting in Lincoln Park that resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl will be charged as adults. Julian Espinoza, 16, was driving the vehicle... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    May 4, 2023

Wyoming Freedom Caucus continues fight for parental rights

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Freedom Caucus continues to advocate for protection of parental rights in the wake of pending litigation. Five state representatives who are members of the caucus hosted a... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    Wyoming    April 20, 2023

Report: air quality worsens in many Wyoming counties

CHEYENNE - Air quality in Cheyenne has worsened since last year, and similar trends were observed statewide, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association. The... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    March 2, 2023

Lawmakers reshape chemical abortion ban bill

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming House of Representatives reshaped the chemical abortion prohibition bill on Tuesday with changes lawmakers felt addressed the heart of the issue. Rep. Barry Crago, R-Buffalo, introduced his amendment to delete references to... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    February 23, 2023

Attempt to force bill from Speaker's desk fails in House

CHEYENNE — An attempt to extract a parental rights bill from the House Speaker and send it to the House Agriculture, State and Public Lands, and Water Resources Committee failed Tuesday. Rep. Jeanette Ward, R-Casper, put forward a motion to... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023

Educational Freedom Act heads to Senate floor

CHEYENNE — Legislation that would influence instruction and supporting materials as public schools teach students about the U.S. Constitution, the Wyoming Constitution and “the study of and devotion to American institutions and ideals” was... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023

House passes suicide lifeline bill with empty trust fund

CHEYENNE — State representatives compromised Wednesday before the suicide lifeline bill crossed over to the Senate without an original appropriation of $46 million. Rep. Landon Brown, R-Cheyenne, brought forward an amendment on third reading to... Full story

 
 By JASMINE HALL    News    April 21, 2022

'Ghost gun' rules prompt Second Amendment debate

CHEYENNE — When President Joe Biden announced a new federal rule banning the manufacture of unserialized, privately made firearms on Monday, Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Cheyenne, went to social media to defend his Second Amendment protection bill... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    April 14, 2022

Ukrainian mother, daughter, reunite in Cheyenne

CHEYENNE - More than a month after Russian troops invaded Ukraine, a mother fleeing the country has been reunited with her daughter in Cheyenne. Tamara Kochubei's first week back in America since the... Full story

 
 By JASMINE HALL    News    March 24, 2022

Governor Gordon signs Second Amendment Protection bill

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon signed the Second Amendment Protection Act into law Monday, with the support of law enforcement in attendance. The bill passed during the Wyoming Legislature's recently con... Full story

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    March 10, 2022

Lawmakers question gun control by local authorities

CHEYENNE — Before the Second Amendment Protection Act cleared the Wyoming House of Representatives Wednesday afternoon, lawmakers debated whether public servants would uphold the law. The bill eventually passed 43-15, and an amendment to delete... Full story

 
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