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Articles from the February 1, 2019 edition

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  • FEB. 1 - Wyoming House passes repeal of death penalty

    Feb 1, 2019

    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 repealing the death penalty would save local and state government money by not having to hire staff attorneys and other experts for potential death penalty cases and other expenses. In addition, they don't approve of government sanctioned killing. Opponents say the death penalty is a deterrent and a just p...

  • FEB. 4 Pioneer Home bill dies in committee

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Feb 1, 2019

    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 for bills to be considered for Committee of the Whole (first reading) in the house of origin. House Bill 295 was introduced last Tuesday, Jan. 29 and referred to the Appropriations Committee. According to the bill, revenues received would be r...

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

    SHANE SANDERSON, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 1, 2019

    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 handed down the ruling following a two-and-a-half-hour hearing, the bulk of which she ruled was required by the new law. Under the law, a person who is attacked at a place where he is legally allowed to be has no obligation to retreat, so long as he is not the initial aggressor or breaking any laws. A person...

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    Feb 1, 2019

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    Feb 1, 2019

  • Shopko in Worland closing

    Feb 1, 2019

    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 estimated day of closing is May 12. Previously Shopko had announced the closings of the Thermopolis, April 7, and Greybull, March 2, stores and pharmacies and the Powell pharmacy in the Big Horn Basin. The Lander store has a closing of May 5, Green River May 12, Mountain View May 12. According to S...