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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite, left, smiles before making a speech about the State of Judiciary address to lawmakers in the House chambers of the State Capitol building in Cheyenne, Wyo. Kite was living in Jackson, working as an attorney and raising her son when she got the call. Justice Richard Macy was retiring. The Wyoming Supreme Court would have an opening. (Michael Smith/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, File)

Wyoming's first female Supreme Court justice paved the way

Feb. 15, 2020 10:19 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Marilyn Kite was living in Jackson, working as an attorney and raising her son when she got the call. Justice Richard Macy was retiring. The Wyoming Supreme Court would have an opening. Would she consider it? It felt impractical. Her family had just moved to Jackson and settled into a...

University of Wyoming spent $42,000 fighting records lawsuit

Feb. 13, 2020 2:58 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming paid attorneys more than $42,000 in an unsuccessful attempt to block the release of records involving a decision not to renew the contract of the school's president. A judge in January ordered the release of records involving President Laurie Nichols to four...

University of Wyoming may now revoke honorary degrees

Feb. 7, 2020 1:25 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming trustees will now be able to revoke honorary degrees. Reasons for revocation include conduct inconsistent with the university's mission or values or that harms the university's reputation. Misrepresenting or undermining accomplishments cited as the basis for the...

Documents detail ouster of University of Wyoming president

Feb. 4, 2020 7:14 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming launched an investigation into then-President Laurie Nichols after receiving accusations that she verbally abused employees, records obtained by Wyoming news outlets show. The documents are the first evidence to indicate what led the board of trustees to cancel...

Ex-University of Wyoming president was investigated

Feb. 1, 2020 3:46 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyoming (AP) — University of Wyoming officials are acknowledging for the first time that they opened an investigation of a school president before she was let go last year. The university's Board of Trustee said Friday in a statement that two reports were made to human resources by college staff...

University of Wyoming president job draws over 60 applicants

Jan. 29, 2020 5:02 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Over 60 people have applied to become the next president of the University of Wyoming. University trustees plan to choose a new president in the next month to succeed Laurie Nichols, whose contract they chose not to renew. “I was personally surprised by both the number and...

Wyoming governor: Carbon capture technology can help coal

Jan. 25, 2020 10:20 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Climate change is a man-made problem, but the solution doesn't have to come at the expense of fossil fuels, said Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon. Gordon, who spoke Friday at the Wyoming Press Association's banquet in Casper, said developing carbon capture technology could be the solution....

University of Wyoming professor enters US Senate race

Jan. 21, 2020 2:32 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A second Democrat has entered the race for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming. University of Wyoming ecology professor Merav Ben-David, of Laramie, announced her candidacy Saturday at the annual Women's March in downtown Cheyenne. A native of Israel, Ben-David has lived in Wyoming...

Migration routes are an energy, environmental balancing act

Jan. 19, 2020 11:50 AM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — It’s 35 degrees outside. About nine mule deer shuffle through the bitter waters of Fremont Lake. A buck shakes, sending droplets of water flying. He pauses to look back at the herd trailing behind him and then trudges ahead, taking another step along a 150-mile journey to his...

Trihydro executive to lead Wyoming Business Council

Jan. 15, 2020 12:32 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Business Council has announced a new CEO. Josh Dorrell will replace Shawn Reese, who announced in 2019 he was stepping aside after leading the state business-development agency for five years. Dorrell is an executive with engineering and environmental consulting firm...