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A family's move highlights a different kind of migration in Wyoming

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER - Worland is a city of less than 5,000 souls. It's the seat of Washakie County, in central Wyoming. It has, among other things, a one-street downtown, a bowling alley,... Full story

 

Measure to incentivize rural attorneys moves on to 2024 session

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Heather Jacobson is a difficult lawyer to find. She doesn’t advertise. She doesn’t have a web page. Yet, she still has to turn away clients all the time — there are simply too few lawyers to serve everyon... Full story

 

Rocky Mountain Power is pitching historic rate hike: Here's what it could mean for Wyoming consumers

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — About a dozen people spoke at a Rock Springs meeting earlier this month about a historic rate hike proposal brought by Rocky Mountain Power — Wyoming’s largest electricity provider. Though more than 70% of Rocky Mou... Full story

 

Group forms to fight book challenges

Effort also seeks to combat vilification of Wyoming teachers CASPER - Laramie County resident Jen Solis started going to her local district's school board meetings in July of 2021, just around the... Full story

 

Lummis backs trans athlete law

CASPER —In November, Wyoming’s Republican Sen. Cynthia Lummis defied expectation when she chose to vote in favor of the Respect for Marriage Act — a federal law that enshrines protection of same-sex marriages. Her vote for the historic legis... Full story

 

Abortion critics navigate courts

CASPER – Anti-abortion lawmakers in Wyoming celebrated a historic win following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade over the summer, vowing to further restrict the procedure by next deleting the rape and incest exemptions in the tri... Full story

 

Gordon disappointed Legislature didn't fund suicide hotline

CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon can count many wins during this year’s legislative session. The supplemental budget bill aligned closely with what he proposed and also put away roughly $1.4 billion in savings. The Legislature boosted pay for state emp... Full story

 

Secretary of state seeks donations for ongoing lawsuit

CASPER — Interim Secretary of State Karl Allred asked members of the GOP State Central Committee in an email Wednesday for donations to cover the costs of an ongoing lawsuit among Uinta County Republicans, a move that sources said is unusual for a... Full story

 

AG authorizes trigger law's use

CASPER — Attorney General Bridget Hill notified Gov. Mark Gordon on Thursday that Wyoming’s trigger abortion ban “would be fully authorized” under the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade last month. That clears the way for Gor... Full story

 

Clinic sees appointment increase

CASPER — The Women’s Health Center & Family Care Clinic of Jackson — the only clinic in Wyoming that provides abortion services — is feeling the regional impacts of abortion bans following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade on Friday... Full story

 

Indian school leadership ousted

CASPER — Tribal officials removed St. Stephens Indian School Superintendent Frank No Runner as well as other administrators and the entire board governing the school following an investigation that found “widespread wrongdoing of school lea... Full story

 

Exceptions added to abortion legislation

CASPER —A bill that could severely restrict abortions in Wyoming passed its second reading on Tuesday in the Senate with an amendment to exclude pregnancies that are the result of incest or sexual assault. House Bill 92 would go into effect if the U... Full story

 
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