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  • House passes suicide lifeline bill with empty trust fund

    Jasmine Hall, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 26, 2023

    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 reinstate a trust fund for the program, but to leave it empty. This followed his first successful amendment on the House floor last Friday that stripped House Bill 65 of its long-term funding source. “We’re not really doing anything out of the ordinary here, except creating a trust fund with no money... Full story

  • Financial journalist disputes need for Wyoming stablecoin

    Mark Davis, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 26, 2023

    POWELL — Calling cryptocurrency “a solution in search of a problem,” Pulitzer Prizewinning financial journalist Jesse Eisinger is not a fan of Wyoming’s efforts to create the first state-sponsored stablecoin. The senior editor and reporter for ProPublica and former columnist for the Wall Street Journal said he fails to see a use for cryptocurrency and has little faith in its future. “Why bother?” Eisinger asked. He made the blunt comments at a gathering of Wyoming’s newspapers last week, in response to questions from Jeff Robertson, the communi... Full story

  • What's going on with abortion in Wyoming?

    AVERY HOWE, Staff Reporter|Jan 26, 2023

    As it stands, Title 35 – Chapter 6 of the Wyoming statutes reads, “An abortion shall not be performed after the embryo or fetus has reached viability except when necessary to preserve the woman from an imminent peril that substantially endangers her life or health, according to appropriate medical judgment.” After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade in June of 2022, Wyoming enacted its trigger law, which would reduce accessibility to abortion to cases of incest, rape, or instances where it would “preserve the woman from a serious...

  • Understaffed, overworked wardens leery of predator night hunting

    Mike Koshmrl,|Jan 26, 2023

    CHEYENNE—An “unprecedented” shortage of Wyoming game wardens is adding to angst about a legislative proposal that would attract coyote hunters onto public land at night, adding to the thinned corps’ around-the-clock duties. “Our folks are feeling the pressure of their significant workload that is not shared by as many people as it should be right now,” Wyoming Game and Fish Department Chief Warden Rick King testified last week. “Our folks work really hard and they’ll do the best they can, but that’s really one of the things I worry about: The... Full story