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Wyoming district to consider draft guns-in-school policy

Jan. 27, 2020 2:30 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo, (AP) — A school board in Wyoming is about to consider a proposal to allow teachers and other school employees to carry concealed guns. Campbell County School District officials plan to present a detailed proposal they've written to the school board Tuesday. If approved after two readings,...

Wyoming bill would raise daily expense money for lawmakers

Jan. 27, 2020 1:20 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill to increase the money allotted to cover the daily expenses of Wyoming state lawmakers was filed for the state's 2020 legislative session. The bill would increase the allowance for expenses such as meals and lodging from $109 to $151 daily, KGAB-AM reports. The legislation would...

Wyoming lawmaker trying again to raise minimum marriage age

Jan. 27, 2020 1:16 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A state lawmaker seeks to raise the minimum age for legal marriage in Wyoming. Wyoming allows marriage at 16 but people even younger may wed with approval by a parent or guardian, and from a judge. A bill banning child marriages failed 31-26 in the Wyoming House in 2019. Democratic...

Wyoming's governor reiterates support for lodging tax

Jan. 26, 2020 4:23 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor is reiterating his support for s a statewide lodging tax to boost state revenue. A lodging tax is the only new tax he would support, Gov. Mark Gordon said Friday. It would make Wyoming's tourism promotion efforts more self-sufficient, Gordon told reporters at the...

Wyoming gypsum manufacturing facility to close April 3

Jan. 26, 2020 3:26 PM EST

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A drywall plant in Wyoming is set to close this spring. Officials at CertainTeed recently told employees the Cody plant will close April 3. Fifty people work at the gypsum manufacturing plant. The company owned by France-based Saint Gobain is working to sell the facility, spokesperson...

Wyoming governor: Carbon capture technology can help coal

Jan. 25, 2020 10:20 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Climate change is a man-made problem, but the solution doesn't have to come at the expense of fossil fuels, said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon, who spoke Friday at the Wyoming Press Association's banquet in Casper, said developing carbon capture technology could be the solution....

Judge finds probable cause to charge Wyoming man with murder

Jan. 25, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming judge has found probable cause to pursue a first-degree murder charge against a Cheyenne man charged with killing his girlfriend in November. A preliminary hearing was held Friday for Joseph Underwood, 45, in the Nov. 1 death of Angela Elizondo, 40, also of Cheyenne, the...

Authorities rule deaths of Wyoming couple as murder-suicide

Jan. 25, 2020 3:20 PM EST

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — The deaths of a married couple were ruled as a murder-suicide, authorities in southwest Wyoming said. Hunter Jeremy Sewell, 26, and Whitney Nicole Sewell, 29, were found dead in their home in Rock Springs on Dec. 16, Rock Springs Police Department officials said. They both died of...

Documentary examines a Western town: Jackson Hole, China

Jan. 25, 2020 11:25 AM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Halfway around the world from this Western ski town there’s a place called Jackson Hole, China. And no, the name isn’t a coincidence. Located a few hours north of Beijing, Jackson Hole, China, is a small town that bears an uncanny resemblance to Jackson, Wyoming, and the...

Wyoming teen pleads guilty to bringing guns to school

Jan. 24, 2020 6:34 PM EST

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming teenager told a judge his biological father had died just days before he brought two guns to his eighth-grade English class with what he said was an “intent to threaten others.” Dale Warner, now 15, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of possession of a deadly...