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Articles from the February 1, 2019 edition

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FEB. 1 - Wyoming House passes repeal of death penalty

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to end the death penalty in Wyoming has been passed by the state House of Representatives. House Bill 145 was approved on a 36-21 vote Friday and sent to the Senate for more debate. Supporters of the bill say...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 1, 2019

FEB. 4 Pioneer Home bill dies in committee

WORLAND — A bill that would have made it harder for the Wyoming Pioneer Home to accept indigent patients and require them to be self-sustaining died after having never been considered by the House Appropriations Committee. Monday was the final day...


FEB. 2 Murder case dismissed in first test of 'stand your ground'

CASPER — In the first judicial test of Wyoming’s new “stand your ground” law, a Natrona County judge on Friday dismissed a first-degree murder case, but implored prosecutors to appeal to the state’s highest court. Judge Catherine Wilking...


Shopko in Worland closing

WORLAND – The Northern Wyoming News received word Wednesday afternoon that the Worland Shopko store will in fact be closing. The manager, we were told, was notified of the closing on Wednesday. The...


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