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WY medical board warns about using malaria drugs for COVID

Mar. 29, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Board of Medicine is warning physicians against hoarding and misusing a pair of drugs touted as potential treatments for the coronavirus, its executive director said. Kevin Bohnenblust told the Casper Star-Tribune the board met Thursday after hearing reports that physicians...

Tunes cheer Jackson Hole seniors isolated by coronavirus

Mar. 29, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Locals out for an early afternoon stroll gravitated towards the amplified sound of Peter Keenan’s voice and nylon-string guitar as it bounced off the glass and wood of Legacy Lodge at Jackson Hole and echoed into the valley. A crowd of impromptu onlookers gathered, with their...

University of Wyoming research continues amid virus closure

Mar. 28, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Despite employees being encouraged to work remotely and most University of Wyoming buildings now closed to public access, research by faculty and students continues on campus. During Thursday’s meeting of the board of trustees, board chairman Dave True said he assumed the...

Wyoming governor extends coronavirus shutdown 2 more weeks

Mar. 27, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor on Friday extended a two-week shutdown of schools and businesses to contain the coronavirus, saying a surge in people with the illness required “sustained action.” Gov. Mark Gordon in a statement urged residents to continue staying home except for...

Wyoming governor vetoes abortion, Medicaid-funds bills

Mar. 27, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor on Friday vetoed a bill that would've required doctors to provide lifesaving care to infants born after an attempted abortion. Gov. Mark Gordon also vetoed a bill that would've set up a system allocating Medicaid funds to special education. Gordon was skeptical...

Lucky few spot Grand Teton grizzly days before park closes

Mar. 27, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears are emerging from their dens in Grand Teton National Park and a handful of people were able to spot a well-known bear called Bruno a few days before the park closed indefinitely. Photographer Jack Bayles was among those who saw the big male bear Saturday in the park in...

Wyoming governor signs permanent daylight saving time bill

Mar. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor signed a bill making daylight saving time permanent in the state. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon signed the bill Monday, The Gillette News Record reports. Previous measures failed in the Wyoming Legislature, but Republican state Rep. Eric Barlow said residents are fed...

Wyoming unemployment claims surge amid COVID-19 restrictions

Mar. 26, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Unemployment claims in Wyoming have surged as mandatory business shutdowns and a recommendation for people to stay at home to contain the coronavirus begin to take an economic toll in the state. The 2,339 people seeking unemployment assistance through the state last week was up 350%...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon speaks during a press conference at the Kendrick Gallery in Cheyenne, Wyo. Hair and nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo shops are shutting down in Wyoming in response to Gordon's latest order to control the spread of the coronavirus. The order lasts through April 3. Gordon says in a statement he sympathizes with people affected by the order, especially small-business owners. (Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, File)

Wyoming governor hints COVID-19 limits may go beyond April 3

Mar. 25, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Restrictions on public gathering and businesses to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus will be in effect longer than planned, Wyoming's governor suggested Wednesday. Through April 3, Gov. Mark Gordon has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people at a time and shut down a...

Wyoming lawmakers debate special education funding

Mar. 25, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would have lifted a cap on special education funding in Wyoming has failed to pass the Senate before the end of the legislative session. The majority of K-12 funding comes from state mineral taxes, but state officials discovered that relying on an increasingly unstable...