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Microsoft’s TechSpark project to expand tech in Mississippi

May. 21, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Long Beach native and Jackson resident JJ Townsend will spearhead a new effort in Mississippi by Microsoft called TechSpark. The program is part of an effort to expand technology education and business development in regions like Mississippi that are short on...

Wyoming senator booed for sex identity remarks at graduation

May. 16, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis apologized Monday after getting booed and heckled for remarks she made on sexual identity during a University of Wyoming graduation speech. A first-term Republican from deep-red Wyoming, Lummis said in Saturday's speech in Laramie that...

Wyoming defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin is dismissed

May. 05, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit over online harassment filed against actor Alec Baldwin by the family of a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan, saying the Wyoming court did not have jurisdiction over the case. An attorney for the family said...

North Dakota, federal officials sue over 2016 oil spill

May. 04, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state of North Dakota and the federal government have filed a lawsuit over a large oil spill that contaminated the Little Missouri River and a tributary in 2016. The lawsuit filed this week against Belle Fourche Pipeline seeks civil penalties and nearly...

Jan. 6 panel wants answers from GOP's Brooks, Biggs, Jackson

May. 02, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three more House Republicans received requests Monday to voluntarily appear before the congressional committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection and answer questions about their involvement in the effort to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 election loss. The...

Muma hasn't let diabetes keep him from pursuing NFL dream

Apr. 27, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

Former University of Wyoming star linebacker Chad Muma was 13 years old when he was diagnosed as diabetic. The first thing he did was search “NFL players with diabetes.” The seventh-grader from Lone Tree, Colorado, was both relieved and delighted when the name of a Denver Broncos...

Blizzard warning for parts of Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana

Apr. 22, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Heavy snow and strong gusty winds will whip up blizzard conditions for parts of several states this weekend, including the Dakotas, Wyoming and Montana, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from overnight Friday...

Cheney again breaks fundraising record in Wyoming House race

Apr. 12, 2022 15:26 PM EDT

Congresswoman Liz Cheney raised almost $3 million in campaign contributions over the first three months of the midterm election year, continuing her record-breaking fundraising streak as she attempts to defend her seat against a Trump-backed challenger. The third-term Wyoming...

Environmental staff making plans to test for toxic algae

Apr. 09, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Harmful algae season is months away, but Wyoming regulators are already gearing up to test for toxins at some of the state’s most vulnerable waters. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) began tracking harmful algal blooms statewide in 2017....

Wind energy company kills 150 eagles in US, pleads guilty

Apr. 06, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A subsidiary of one of the largest U.S. providers of renewable energy pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said...