Latest Wyoming state government News

Wyoming cuts to impede access to corrections information

Sep. 22, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — News reporters on urgent deadlines will need to file a time-consuming public records request in order for the Wyoming Department of Corrections to answer any of their questions after the agency lays off its public information officer, a state corrections official said Tuesday. The...

FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnston coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Wyoming's governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the fossil fuel in favor of wind and solar energy. Supporters say carbon capture would save coal by pumping carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas emitted by power plants — underground instead of into the atmosphere. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

Sep. 3, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is promoting a Trump administration study that says capturing carbon dioxide emitted by coal-fired power plants would be an economical way to curtail the pollution — findings questioned by a utility that owns the plants and wants to shift away from the...

Merav Ben-David poses for a photo in Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 10, 2020. Ben-David won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Wyoming on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Ben-David will face Republican former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis in the general election. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

Senate, House races with all women a first in Equality State

Aug. 19, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Women are all but guaranteed to claim a majority of Wyoming’s congressional delegation for the first time after voters picked four — two Republicans and two Democrats — to compete for U.S. Senate and House seats in November. It’s another milestone for...

Lummis, Cheney win GOP nominations in Wyoming primary

Aug. 19, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Four women — two Republicans who've already served in Congress and two Democrats with far less political experience — will compete for U.S. Senate and House seats in Wyoming after winning primary contests Tuesday. Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis beat nine others to win...

The Latest: Gross wins Alaska Democratic US Senate primary

Aug. 19, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

The Latest on the 2020 primary elections (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Alaska time Independent Al Gross has won the Democratic primary in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race. Gross, 58, will face first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in the November general election. Sullivan was unopposed in his primary....

Grand Teton seeks goat cull help after canceled air shoot

Aug. 7, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Grand Teton National Park is seeking volunteers to shoot nonnative mountain goats this fall after calling off a helicopter goat shoot amid criticism from Wyoming’s governor last winter. The new effort to eradicate the goats, deemed a threat to native bighorn sheep by...