Articles written by Maya Shimizu Harris

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Full story


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