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Wyoming governor extends coronavirus shutdown 2 more weeks

Mar. 27, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor on Friday extended a two-week shutdown of schools and businesses to contain the coronavirus, saying a surge in people with the illness required “sustained action.” Gov. Mark Gordon in a statement urged residents to continue staying home except for...

Wyoming governor vetoes abortion, Medicaid-funds bills

Mar. 27, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor on Friday vetoed a bill that would've required doctors to provide lifesaving care to infants born after an attempted abortion. Gov. Mark Gordon also vetoed a bill that would've set up a system allocating Medicaid funds to special education. Gordon was skeptical...

Wyoming governor signs permanent daylight saving time bill

Mar. 26, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor signed a bill making daylight saving time permanent in the state. Republican Gov. Mark Gordon signed the bill Monday, The Gillette News Record reports. Previous measures failed in the Wyoming Legislature, but Republican state Rep. Eric Barlow said residents are fed...

Wyoming unemployment claims surge amid COVID-19 restrictions

Mar. 26, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Unemployment claims in Wyoming have surged as mandatory business shutdowns and a recommendation for people to stay at home to contain the coronavirus begin to take an economic toll in the state. The 2,339 people seeking unemployment assistance through the state last week was up 350%...

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon speaks during a press conference at the Kendrick Gallery in Cheyenne, Wyo. Hair and nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo shops are shutting down in Wyoming in response to Gordon's latest order to control the spread of the coronavirus. The order lasts through April 3. Gordon says in a statement he sympathizes with people affected by the order, especially small-business owners. (Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, File)

Wyoming governor hints COVID-19 limits may go beyond April 3

Mar. 25, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Restrictions on public gathering and businesses to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus will be in effect longer than planned, Wyoming's governor suggested Wednesday. Through April 3, Gov. Mark Gordon has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people at a time and shut down a...

Wyoming lawmakers debate special education funding

Mar. 25, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that would have lifted a cap on special education funding in Wyoming has failed to pass the Senate before the end of the legislative session. The majority of K-12 funding comes from state mineral taxes, but state officials discovered that relying on an increasingly unstable...

FILE - In this May 21, 2011 file photo, tourists photograph Old Faithful erupting on schedule late in the afternoon in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. On Tuesday, March 24, 2020 the National Park Service announced that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks would be closed until further notice, and no visitor access will be permitted to either park..(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Parks officials answer crowding with closures to fight virus

Mar. 24, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyoming (AP) — Three of America's best-known national parks — Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains — closed their gates Tuesday as parks struggle to keep popular recreation areas open while heeding warnings from officials urging them to prevent spreading the...

Doctors: Testing restraints limit Wyoming COVID-19 detection

Mar. 20, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A shortage of testing capacity is making it harder for health officials in Wyoming to determine just how many people in the state have been infected with coronavirus, doctors said, while Gov. Mark Gordon sought to expedite delivery of supplies related to the virus. The nationwide...

Wyoming governor, health officer, order coronavirus closures

Mar. 19, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's governor and state health officer ordered a two-week closure of a wide range of public places Thursday and plans were made to cancel commercial flights to and from the state's biggest city amid the spread of the coronavirus. The order by Gov. Mark Gordon and Dr. Alexia...

Wyoming's courts, governor, back stricter COVID-19 measures

Mar. 18, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state courts suspended all but the most pressing in-person proceedings Wednesday while Gov. Mark Gordon overrode his own earlier remarks and fully endorsed federal guidelines to help control the coronavirus. Just a few hours after President Donald Trump and other...