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Wyoming governor names state district judge to Supreme Court

Dec. 02, 2021 13:53 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor has tapped a state District Court judge in making his first appointment to the state Supreme Court. Judge John G. Fenn has served on the Fourth Judicial District bench for Johnson and Sheridan counties since 2007. He previously...

Wyoming fundraising to erase school lunch debt in state

Dec. 01, 2021 18:47 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — More than 3,000 Wyoming youngsters will have their school lunch debt forgiven through a fundraising effort coordinated by First Lady Jennie Gordon and others. The effort raised almost $99,500 to forgive unpaid school lunch money owed by 3,224...

Biden mulls reversing Trump rules on western grouse species

Nov. 19, 2021 17:28 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday said it will consider new measures to protect greater sage grouse, a bird species once found across much of the U.S. West that has suffered drastic declines in recent decades due to oil and gas drilling, grazing, wildfires and other...

Amid rosier outlook, Wyoming's governor presents lean budget

Nov. 15, 2021 18:40 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed two-year budget released Monday by Wyoming's governor outlines a continuation of frugal state government following steep cuts last year. That is despite a somewhat rosier near-term economic outlook for the fossil-fuel-dependent state. ...

Diminished Wyoming anti-vaccine-mandate session nears end

Nov. 03, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers found themselves left Wednesday with just one bill still standing out of 40 drafted for a special session to counter federal COVID-19 vaccine requirements, a measure to help fund a multi-state lawsuit against the mandate. The...

Wyoming Senate kills COVID-19 vaccine discrimination bill

Oct. 29, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state senators on Friday voted down the last special legislative session bill they had written to counter President Joe Biden's plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations, one that would have prohibited discrimination against business customers and others based on...

Wyoming lawmakers to mull penalties for requiring vaccines

Oct. 26, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Requiring workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 would result in up to $10 million in fines and at least $500,000 in damages under bills Wyoming lawmakers will consider in a rare special session that began Tuesday. In all, they plan to look at...

A Wyoming farewell for Marine killed in Afghanistan bombing

Oct. 24, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. fellow Marines joined hundreds of Wyoming residents to bid a final farewell at a memorial for Rylee McCollum, one of 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a suicide bombing as they guarded a gate at a chaotic Kabul, Afghanistan airport during the final U.S....

Wyoming lawmakers plan anti-vaccine-mandate special session

Oct. 18, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers plan to hold a rare special session next week to counter President Joe Biden's proposal to require COVID-19 vaccination for certain workers. Whether the session Oct. 26-28 in Cheyenne, at a cost of $25,000 per day, proceeds to...

Wyoming district where student arrested extends mask mandate

Oct. 14, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A mask-wearing mandate will continue for at least another month in a Wyoming school district where a student who wouldn’t wear a mask got arrested for allegedly refusing to leave her high school. Grace Smith, 16, might not be involved in future...