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Purdue settles opioid lawsuits

CASPER — Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and the public face of the national opioid epidemic that has contributed to tens of thousands of deaths, has reached a $3 billion settlement agreement with thousands of cities, counties, tribes and... Full story


Group wants former bishop sent to Kansas

CASPER — A national group of victims of priest abuse called on the Catholic Church on Monday to send former Wyoming Bishop Joseph Hart to a friary in rural Kansas, which would mean expelling him from his diocese-owned home in Cheyenne. “When an... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    August 15, 2019

Diocese says more abuse victims have come forward

CASPER — More people who say they’re victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Wyoming clergymen have come forward since the release in early June of a list of 11 men who the Diocese of Cheyenne deemed had faced substantiated accusations of abuse.... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    August 1, 2019

Riverton moves closer to new hospital

RIVERTON — Riverton is inching closer to having a new nonprofit hospital in town, with a local group of prominent residents hoping to break ground on the facility this fall. The group — officially dubbed the Riverton Medical District — is... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    July 25, 2019

Lander school district approves firearms for staff

CASPER — Lander-based Fremont County School District No. 1 became just the fourth district in Wyoming to allow approved staff members to carry firearms in schools after a school board vote earlier this week, despite objections from some in the comm... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    July 25, 2019

Wyoming education system ranked 10th in nation

CASPER — A WalletHub data analysis has ranked Wyoming’s education system the 10th best in the nation for 2019, the group said in a press release Monday morning. The Equality State came in behind a slew of East Coasters who dominated the top... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    May 23, 2019

Kaycee veteran's remains to be buried in late June

CASPER — When DeMaret Kirtley was last home in July 1950, he posed for a photo. His starched Army uniform hanging from his thin frame, Marston — as his friends and family called him — stood next to his father, the two men staring straight... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    May 16, 2019

Health officials work on air ambulance plan

CASPER — Wyoming health officials are drafting an ambitious and unique plan to try to address air ambulance costs, though representatives of the life flight companies say the issue is how little they’re often paid, not how much they charge. The... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    May 16, 2019

Doctor accused of running 'pill mill' spars with prosecutors

CASPER — For more than five hours Monday, a federal prosecutor peppered a Casper doctor accused of running a pill mill with questions about his practice and history in an often combative cross-examination, which saw the doctor call people who... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    April 25, 2019

UW faculty asks for explanation on Nichols

CASPER — University of Wyoming faculty leaders are proposing a resolution that criticizes the school’s board for its silence on the decision not to renew President Laurie Nichols’ contract and calls on the trustees to provide an explanation.... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    March 21, 2019

Health care prices are higher in Wyoming than elsewhere. But no one is sure exactly why.

CASPER — Attempt to diagnose the reason for high health prices in Wyoming and you’ll find no shortage of supposed causes. There are the insurance companies — which one Casper doctor called a “bloated sucking worm,” but other officials said...

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    February 14, 2019

FEB. 19 -School 'game' results in sexual battery reports

CASPER — There have been roughly 15 reports of sexual battery in Natrona County’s high and middle schools over the past two weeks as part of a “game” where male students challenge each other to inappropriately touch their female peers,... Full story

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    January 9, 2019

Legislators study bill to raise taxes to fund schools

CASPER — Lawmakers will consider a bill that would increase taxes for all property in Wyoming and send tens of millions of dollars to public schools here over the coming years.  The education-funding deficit has been a dominant topic for Wyoming...

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    November 30, 2018

Committee approves bill calling for school safety plans

CASPER — Wyoming schools would be required to create a comprehensive safety plan and conduct nationally recognized, proactive security training under a bill advanced by a state legislative committee Wednesday, a measure that represents...


Commission rejects larger classroom numbers

CASPER — A state commission voted Thursday to maintain the number of elementary students that can be in a Wyoming classroom after pushback from educators and some lawmakers.  The School Facilities Committee was considering whether to allow all...

 By SETH KLAMANN    News    February 14, 2018

Three constitutional amendments proposed to tackle school funding

CHEYENNE - By the end of the first day of the 2018 legislative session, state lawmakers had proposed three different constitutional amendments to tackle the deficits facing school funding. The...


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