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Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 27

Escaped inmates’ truck found in Laramie LARAMIE (WNE) — A stolen pick-up believed to have been commandeered by two inmates who escaped from a Wyoming prison camp was abandoned in Laramie on Monday. The Ford F-150, which belongs to the city of... Full story


Legislators mull Hathaway changes

LARAMIE — Legislators on the Joint Education Committee are considering a few bills that, if they find favor in the statehouse next year, would make changes to the Hathaway Scholarship Program. On Thursday, lawmakers voted unanimously to have the... Full story


Paid leave for officer who shot man in Riverton

RIVERTON — The Riverton Police Department officer who fatally shot Anderson Antelope, 58, of Riverton, Sept. 21 at Walmart is on paid leave while the investigation into the incident is ongoing, Riverton Mayor Richard Gard said Saturday. “He’s d... Full story


Trustees quietly investigated Nichols before dismissal

An outside law firm quietly investigated former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols at the direction of the university’s board of trustees in the weeks before she was informed she wouldn’t continue as the school’s chief executive, an... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs SEPTEMBER 30

Energy development spurs second quarter growth CASPER (WNE) — Economic growth in the Equality State blossomed during the second quarter, with a surge in the number of construction jobs thanks to a continued boom in wind and oil projects, according... Full story


Four arrested in child porn bust

RIVERTON —A Riverton man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for producing child pornography featuring a toddler. Justin David Brown, 27, was sentenced Sept. 20 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of production of... Full story


Legislators look at redistricting

CASPER — At the close of the 2020 census, Wyoming’s lawmakers — like those in half the states around the nation — will sink their teeth into the arduous task of drawing up the legislative districts that will decide the landscape of the state... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 1

One killed in five-car crash LARAMIE (WNE) — The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported one person dead and expected U.S. Highway 230 to be closed for an several hours Monday afternoon after a five-vehicle crash occurred within a few hundred feet of... Full story

 By Kathy Brown    News    September 26, 2019

State lags in recruiting new teachers

GILLETTE — Less than a week before a hearing about the status and pressures on Wyoming teaching salaries, a national poll ranked the Cowboy State fourth best in the nation for those in the teaching profession. That’s a different message than... Full story


UW grilled over scholarship changes

CASPER — The University of Wyoming announced significant changes to its financial aid programs earlier this year, including $1 million for need-based aid. But the changes and new system earned UW officials some grilling by one legislator last... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs OCTOBER 2

Campbell commissioners approve Blackjewel tax plan GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County Commissioners approved a payment plan with Eagle Specialty Materials at their regular meeting Tuesday, contingent upon the company making about 600 former... Full story


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