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Groups sue to restore endangered species protection for US northern Rockies wolves

Jul. 10, 2024 17:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Six conservation groups have filed a lawsuit challenging a recent federal government decision not to protect wolves in the northern U.S. Rocky Mountain region under the Endangered Species Act, arguing that states are exercising too much leeway to keep the predators' numbers...

Judge's order greatly expands where Biden can't enforce a new rule protecting LGBTQ+ students

Jul. 02, 2024 22:05 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Enforcement of a federal rule expanding anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ students has been blocked in four states and a patchwork of places elsewhere by a federal judge in Kansas. U.S. District Judge John Broomes suggested in his ruling Tuesday that...

Three weeks after a landslide, Wyoming will reopen a highway critical for commuters

Jun. 25, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Crews were almost done building a temporary route on Tuesday around a landslide that closed a vital road for thousands of workers in a western Wyoming resort town. Wyoming Department of Transportation officials were eyeing Friday to reopen Wyoming Highway 22....

Federal court dismisses appeal of lawsuit contesting transgender woman in Wyoming sorority

Jun. 12, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal of a lawsuit that challenged a transgender woman’s acceptance into a sorority at the University of Wyoming, ruling it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case. The lawsuit could not be appealed because a lower...

Wyoming pass landslide brings mountain-sized headache to commuting tourist town workers

Jun. 10, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A landslide that wiped out a vital two-lane road in western Wyoming is causing a mountain of headaches for thousands of commuting tourist town workers at the outset of the Yellowstone region's busy summer season. After the slide sent both lanes crashing into a...

In Wyoming, Bill Gates moves ahead with nuclear project aimed at revolutionizing power generation

Jun. 10, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

Bill Gates and his energy company are starting construction at their Wyoming site for a next-generation nuclear power plant he believes will “revolutionize” how power is generated. Gates was in the tiny community of Kemmerer Monday to break ground on the project. The co-founder...

Large chunk of Wyoming's Teton Pass road collapses; unclear how quickly it can be rebuilt

Jun. 08, 2024 22:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A large chunk of a twisting mountain pass road collapsed in Wyoming, authorities said Saturday, leaving a gaping chasm in the highway and severing a well-traveled commuter link between small towns in eastern Idaho and the tourist destination of Jackson. Aerial...

'War on coal' rhetoric heats up as Biden seeks to curb pollution with election looming

May. 31, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

COLSTRIP, Mont. (AP) — Actions by President Joe Biden's administration that could hasten closures of heavily polluting coal power plants and the mines that supply them are reviving Republican rhetoric about a so-called “war on coal” ahead of the November election. The front...

Surprise grizzly attack prompts closure of a mountain in Grand Teton

May. 20, 2024 19:20 PM EDT

MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — A grizzly bear attacked and seriously injured a man in western Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, prompting closure of a mountain there Monday. The grizzly was one of two that surprised the 35-year-old man from Massachusetts on Sunday afternoon on Signal...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 20, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Lawmakers seek to buy silence of Beydoun critics Lawmakers are hoping to mitigate some of the outrage over a $20 million grant awarded to Democratic crony Fay Beydoun by throwing good money after bad. It’s a very questionable...