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Marijuana advocates at work for Wyoming 2024 initiatives

Jan. 09, 2022 10:12 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Two people bundled for the winter winds hurry into the neon green-walled back office of Platte Hemp, tossing thick paper packets into an open safe in the corner before rushing back out again. They’re going to The Fort Saloon next on this Wednesday afternoon, then they’ll...

Hundreds line up for free butter from Wyoming truck wreck

Jan. 08, 2022 10:14 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Free 55-pound blocks of butter available at 6708 Zero Road, Casper, Wyoming, said the post. 4 p.m. Take as much as you want. No further explanation needed. On The Hook Towing became the unexpected proprietor of hundreds of enormous butter cubes...

Incivility, disrespect on rise in Wyoming politics

Dec. 11, 2021 10:22 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — For years, Wyoming has enjoyed a reputation for civility in its politics that sets it apart from many places. There were exceptions, to be sure, but politicians prided themselves on being courteous even when disagreeing, longtime observers say. “The group norm...

Wyoming lawmakers again oppose Trump-backed election changes

Dec. 08, 2021 12:36 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have again decided not to move forward with major election changes supported by former President Donald Trump. The Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee voted to indefinitely set aside a bill that would establish...

Wyoming town officials 'ecstatic' about landing nuke project

Nov. 21, 2021 10:15 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — With just four years left before its coal plant shutters, the southwestern Wyoming town of Kemmerer, population 2,750, has been bracing for a seemingly inevitable loss. Along with the neighboring coal mine, the Naughton Power Plant is one of the...

Wyoming company to pay $2M in Yellowstone oil pipeline spill

Nov. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming pipeline company agreed to a $2 million settlement for damages caused by a 2015 crude oil spill that fouled a section of the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana and contaminated a city's water supply, officials said Wednesday. The...

Wyoming GOP votes to stop recognizing Cheney as a Republican

Nov. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party will no longer recognize Liz Cheney as a member of the GOP in its second formal rebuke for her criticism of former President Donald Trump. The 31-29 vote Saturday in Buffalo, Wyoming, by the state party central committee...

Court to hear cases of docs convicted in pain pill schemes

Nov. 05, 2021 17:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear appeals from two doctors who were convicted of illegally distributing pain medication after writing thousands of prescriptions in short periods. The court will take up the case of Xiulu Ruan of Mobile, Alabama,...

Workers brace for Wyoming underground coal mine closure

Oct. 31, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — With just a few weeks left before Wyoming’s last underground coal mine shutters, the employee transition is well underway. The long-anticipated closure of the Bridger Underground Coal Mine was originally expected to impact 94 mine workers,...

New Wyoming COVID-19 hospital high amid low vaccination rate

Oct. 22, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The coronavirus has hospitalized more people in Wyoming than at any point in the COVID-19 pandemic, with one public health officer saying the situation is “like a war zone” at one of the state's biggest hospitals. Wyoming hospitals had 249...