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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Hate in Wyoming?

Lawmakers denounce racism and bigotry as movements develop


August 24, 2017

WORLAND – Following an Aug. 12 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of one counter-protestor and two state troopers (due to a helicopter crash), Wyoming state lawmakers were quick to denounce the violence, while local resources closer examined the way the state treats racially and religious-motivated crimes.

Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Liz Cheney responded, using Twitter to issue a statement following the violence. “Vile white supremacist/neo-Nazi hatred has no place in America.”

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi responded that “White supremacist...

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