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A proposed education funding bill that cuts $100 million a year could prompt layoffs around Wyoming, House lawmakers say as they prepare for another round of the education debate that has for years divided the Legislature.

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JACKSON — An outspoken La Barge resident not shy about contradicting his counterparts on the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission was removed this week from his position on the statewide board.

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CASPER — Several state lawmakers have charged the Wyoming Board of Medicine with violating the state’s Constitution because of a statement that board published in March regarding the prescribing of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19.

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A landowner group has asked state regulators not to renew Eagle Specialty Minerals’ permit to mine coal at Eagle Butte until the company settles delinquent royalty payments, addresses outstanding environmental violations outside Wyoming and answers questions about the long term viability of …

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GILLETTE — Months after Cody William Amman, 31, died in a Nov. 13 shootout with a Gillette Police Officer, Crook County Attorney Joseph Baron has determined the use of deadly force by the police officer was justified and that no charges are warranted.

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LARAMIE — The John P. Ellbogen Foundation has made an additional gift of $300,000 to support civics education at the University of Wyoming — enhancing the John P. Ellbogen Civics Education Fund beyond $1.5 million.

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In Sweetwater County, 30 COVID deaths have been reported, but case numbers are improving. Vaccine distribution continues, and the county has the ability to distribute even more vaccines than are currently being received. Wyoming has reported just under 600 COVID-related deaths throughout the…

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ROCK SPRINGS — While there are no new COVID-19 vaccination appointments open for January, this DOES NOT include the second doses scheduled for this week and next for those 70 and older at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

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CHEYENNE — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne announced Monday that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued a “canonical rebuke” of former Bishop Joseph Hart after reviewing allegations of sexual abuse, but said his guilt was not proven with "moral certitude."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on U.S. lands, as his administration moves quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment and address climate change.

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Traditional school stores might offer snacks and knickknacks, school gear and notebooks — but the one at Linda Tutt High School in Sanger, Texas, has a very different inventory and clientele.

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JACKSON — A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture tasked with killing coyotes, foxes, jackrabbits and other “nuisance wildlife” in the Equality State has completed a years-long planning process and will continue its business-as-usual lethal methods.

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CASPER — The State Board of Land Commissioners voted to approve a lease for a proposed wind energy project on state land in Albany County on Thursday, effectively reversing its previous decision to not extend the lease in November.

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CHEYENNE (WNE) — A couple weeks after Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, one of Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress is set to visit the Wyoming State Capitol later this week in reaction to Cheney’s vote, which has drawn some GOP pushback…

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MOORCROFT -- The Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting two people affected by a house fire on Meadowlark Circle in Moorcroft. The fire occurred on Sunday, Jan. 24. Assistance was provided for immediate needs, and more help will be provided as needed, according to a press release.

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An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling thousands of appointments because of vaccine shortages in a rollout so rife with confusion that even the new CDC director admitted she doesn't know exactly how many shots are in the pipeline.

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HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — As COVID-19 surged, retired attorney Susan Crowley did some simple math and discovered a chilling fact: people over 60 made up 91% of coronavirus deaths in Oregon. So the 75-year-old was shocked when the state started vaccinating teachers this week before senior citiz…

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NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION) -- The Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol represented an event unlike any other in American history. But how will it be portrayed in history textbooks used in America's K-12 schools and colleges? Here, three scholars of American history weigh in.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

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ROME (AP) — The Italian government pushed through a last-minute decree Tuesday providing more autonomy for the country's Olympic committee in an effort to prevent the team from being suspended for the Tokyo Games.

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MOSCOW (AP) — A top ally of Alexei Navalny vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight to free the jailed Russian opposition leader and his battle to influence this year's parliamentary election despite a government crackdown on nationwide protests and its attempts to create a climate of fear.

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The NCAA, the Power Five conferences and their $2 million platoon of lobbyists had a pretty good year on Capitol Hill in 2020. With Republicans controlling the Senate, the power brokers in college sports were on track to secure a way for athletes nationwide to earn money from endorsements wh…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators took oaths Tuesday to ensure "impartial justice" as jurors in Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial, proceedings that will test Republican loyalty to the former president and the power he still wields after the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of farmers marched, rode horses and drove tractors into India's capital on Tuesday, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort — a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden had his first call with Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, raising concerns about the arrest of opposition figure Alexei Navalny while pressing the Russian president on his nation's involvement in a massive cyberespionage campaign and bounties on American troops…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Easing off a stalemate, the Senate moved forward Tuesday with a power-sharing agreement in the evenly-split chamber after Republican leader Mitch McConnell backed off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster.

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ROCK SPRINGS – Public comments on a proposed budget reduction plan at Western Wyoming Community College stressed the importance of Mustang instructors and preserving a quality experience for students. The college anticipates a $2.3 million to $2.4 million shortfall in the 2021-22 fiscal year…

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — “It’s very frustrating for us,” Dr. Jean Stachon admitted, referring to limitations on COVID-19 vaccine distribution because of limited supply. Moments later, however, she reiterated: “I’m very proud with how things have gone in our community.”