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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 governor activates Guard for hospital COVID-19 cases

Sep. 21, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor has activated the state's National Guard to provide temporary assistance to hospitals that are dealing with a surge of COVID-19 patients. Gov. Mark Gordon activated 95 soldiers and airmen on Tuesday to serve at 24 sites in 17...

Wyoming to ask US to lift Yellowstone grizzly protections

Sep. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming will ask the federal government to remove its protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region and permit the region's three states to manage and potentially allow hunting of the big bruins in certain areas, Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday. ...

Wyoming set to fight vaccine mandate in courts, Legislature

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is preparing to go to court and possibly hold a special legislative session to counter President Joe Biden's plans to require worker vaccinations against the coronavirus, Gov. Mark Gordon said Wednesday. “We cannot sit on our hands just...

Third candidate quits after Trump endorsement in Cheney race

Sep. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state legislator is no longer among the Republicans challenging Liz Cheney in 2022. Republicans should unite to defeat Cheney, state Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, said in a statement suspending his campaign Tuesday. ...

Wyoming governor says state will fight vaccine mandate

Sep. 10, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon said Thursday that he has asked the state's attorney general to be prepared to challenge President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which he called an “egregious example of big government overreach.” “I have...

COVID-19 cancels Gorsuch Wyoming visit for 2nd year in a row

Sep. 07, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For a second year in a row, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will not visit the University of Wyoming due to the coronavirus. Gorsuch had been scheduled to visit the law school and campus Sept. 16, giving a talk alongside Wyoming Supreme...

Wyoming justice retiring, Gordon to make 1st high court pick

Sep. 07, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Michael K. Davis plans to retire in January, opening the way for Gov. Mark Gordon to make his first appointment to the state high court. Davis plans to retire Jan. 16 after a decade on the state high court, Chief...