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University of Wyoming faces $42.3M budget cut over 2 years

Sep. 18, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming is developing plans to address a $42.3 million budget cut over the next two years because state revenues are declining due the coronavirus pandemic and a downturn in the coal, oil and natural gas industries. The university's biennium budget committee chair and...

Dems allege GOP lawmaker not eligible for November ballot

Sep. 17, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Democratic North Dakota House minority leader who lost his legislative seat to a Republican newcomer four years ago is asking the state Supreme Court to remove the lawmaker from the November ballot. Kenton Onstad, who chairs the District 4 Democratic Party, filed a petition...

Yellowstone has second-busiest August, tourism still down

Sep. 17, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park had its second-busiest August on record but tourism is still down substantially this year, park officials said Thursday. The coronavirus prompted the park's closure in March and Yellowstone's five entrances opened for spring automobile...

Wyoming coronavirus count surges, student tests positive

Sep. 17, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A student at a Wyoming junior high school tested positive for the coronavirus while the number of known cases in the state lurched upward by over 100, officials said Thursday. Three more people from Wyoming have died of COVID-19 in recent weeks, bringing the state's death toll since...

Wyoming Republican Party censures member for PAC support

Sep. 17, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to censure a member of the Natrona County delegation for her role in founding a nonpartisan political action committee that gave money to some Democratic candidates across the state. State committeewoman JoAnn True became the first person censured...

Wyoming lawmakers eye end to tax break for new wind projects

Sep. 16, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers are discussing whether to end a tax break on new wind energy projects. The Legislature's Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee plans to take up the proposal again in November after voting 6-5 Friday to draft a bill that would eliminate a...

Employee coronavirus case keeping 100 Cheyenne students home

Sep. 16, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — About 100 students at a junior high school in Cheyenne have been told to stay home after a school employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The positive case at McCormick Junior High School announced Tuesday was the first in the Cheyenne-area school district since school began...

Wyoming Republican Party censures member for PAC support

Sep. 16, 2020 3:04 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to censure a member of the Natrona County delegation for her role in founding a nonpartisan political action committee that gave money to some Democratic candidates across the state. State committeewoman JoAnn True became the first person censured...

Wyoming COVID-19 toll up 4, school employee tests positive

Sep. 15, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of Wyoming residents killed by the coronavirus rose by four while one of the state's biggest school districts reported that an employee tested positive for the virus. The deaths of three people from Sheridan County and one from Natrona County brought Wyoming's COVID-19...

Green River wind storm damage likely in millions

Sep. 15, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) — Hurricane-force winds that struck a Wyoming city likely caused millions of dollars in damage and could take up to six months to clean up. The winds topping 80 mph (130 kilometers per hour) blasted Green River and other areas of southwestern Wyoming on Sept. 7 and 8. The wind and a...