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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...

Wyoming race takes distance runners off road in Red Desert

Oct. 09, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Runners trickled across the finish line all afternoon. Windswept, beaming, the triumphant finishers jogged between a pair of wooden barrels marking the end of the race. They collected high-fives and congratulations and meal vouchers and the wooden...

Wyoming city reflects vaccine hesitancy in conservative US

Sep. 28, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — As her beloved grandmother’s health declined, Lauren Pfenning's family insisted that she get a COVID-19 vaccine before paying her a final visit. She spent over a week researching vaccines on the internet and anguished over the decision during and...

The Latest: Chinese city shuts down over new outbreak worry

Sep. 21, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

BEIJING — Officials in the northeast China city of Harbin say national level health officials have been sent to the city to deal with what may be a coronavirus outbreak. The city of 9.5 million people reported three infection cases Wednesday, a day after discovering a...

'Soul-crushing': US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

Sep. 21, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled...

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...

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...