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Gov. Mark Gordon allots $12M to oil, gas projects in Wyoming

Jun. 09, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has announced up to $12 million of the remaining $67 million of coronavirus relief aid money will be allocated toward oil and gas projects through the Energy Rebound Program. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission...

Wyoming lawmakers to consider changes to statewide elections

Jun. 08, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A legislative committee in Wyoming has voted to pursue legislation that would significantly change the way statewide elections are run as early as next year, including a bill that would create a rank-choice system and another bill that would institute an open primary. ...

Liz Cheney spent $58K on security after impeachment vote

Jun. 02, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Federal Elections Commission has released financial filings that show Wyoming U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney spent $58,500 on security from January to March, about two weeks after voting to impeach then-President Donald Trump. Cheney's campaign spent...

Wildlife officials: Wyoming still free of invasive mussels

Jun. 01, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife officials believe Wyoming remains free of invasive zebra mussels three months after the mollusks turned up in aquarium products shipped into the state. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and state Department of Agriculture have been using...

Cat missing in Alabama reunited with owners in Wyoming

May. 29, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Michelle Huntington was on her way home from work, sitting in the drive-thru line at the Burger King in Semmes, Alabama, on April 25, when she saw a post about a lost cat on Facebook. The cat, a 2-year-old orange and white tabby named Mitsi,...

Jury clears Nebraska officers in death of Wyoming couple

May. 28, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officers with the Lincoln police department and Nebraska State Patrol have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting deaths of a Wyoming couple last year. A grand jury issued its finding Thursday in the Feb. 20 shooting of Christian Alexander,...

US Supreme Court asked to not consider Wyoming coal lawsuit

May. 27, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The federal government has argued that the U.S. Supreme Court should not take up a lawsuit in Wyoming over a blocked coal export terminal because the company behind the proposal is bankrupt and won't be building the project. U.S. Solicitor General...

Wyoming governor announces new education advisory committee

May. 20, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has announced a 10-person advisory committee tasked with re-imagining the state's K-12 education system. The Reimagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education, or RIDE, committee will gather input from residents on what...

Ex-Senate candidate to run against Rep. Liz Cheney in 2022

May. 19, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Bryan Miller, a two-time U.S. Senate hopeful, has announced he is running for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat, joining eight known Republican candidates challenging incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney, a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump. Miller...

Wyoming governor allocates $1B in federal virus funding

May. 18, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has announced plans to allocate recently received federal coronavirus relief aid toward education, health and social services and economic diversity and development. The Republican governor has accounted for about $1 billion...