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Legislator proposes consolidation of school districts to save money

CHEYENNE — Facing massive cuts to the state’s K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming’s 48 school districts into 24. “We, as a Legislature, fully understand that we have to... Full story


Low wages continue to cause problems for Wyoming families

CHEYENNE – Low wages continue to present social and economic barriers for many Wyoming families – something that looming state budget cuts have the potential to exacerbate. That’s one of the big takeaways from the 2020 Wyoming KIDS COUNT data book,...


Where to find cloth face masks and how to make them

CHEYENNE – As Wyomingites prepare to slowly start venturing out more in public again, wearing protective masks will be a big part of ensuring that COVID-19 doesn’t spread any further. Dr. Alexia Harrist, Wyoming’s state health officer, said at a new... Full story


Wyoming economists say social distancing is "worth it"

CHEYENNE – Shuttered schools, closed businesses and work-from-home mandates are the new normal in Cheyenne as people try to limit social interaction to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which has already killed more than 2,000 Americans. Extended c... Full story


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