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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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CHEYENNE — Twenty-five more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

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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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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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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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As of 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 43,443, an increase of 292 cases over Friday's 43,151.

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CASPER — Oil and gas companies reported 613 spills last year, 26% fewer than in 2019, according to data provided by the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

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SHERIDAN — A Senate committee has rejected legislation that would exempt necessary hygiene products from taxation in the state of Wyoming.

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GILLETTE — President Joe Biden wasted no time this week in beginning to make good on one of his key campaign promises — eliminate power generation from fossil fuels by 2035.

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Punch Williamson checked his watch. It was 3:33 p.m. on Jan. 19, and the bells in the highest-elevation cathedral in the contiguous United States were running late.

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DOUGLAS — Martin Harris prides himself on being a healthy guy. He works hard and takes care of himself, knowing in the back of his mind what could await his future at any second. He has a family history of heart problems, including two uncles who died at an early age from widow makers.

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HELENA, Montana (AP) — Two northwest Montana lawmakers are considering a number of bills that could moderately or significantly change the way Montana manages wolves.

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KEMMERER (WNE) — On Saturday, Jan. 16, the Kemmerer City Council gathered for a special meeting to discuss a proposal to transport the J.C. Penney statue donated by the J.C. Penney Corporation.

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SHERIDAN — For most students, applying for college includes researching financial aid opportunities, writing college admissions essays, taking standardized tests and, in a non-pandemic, visiting college campuses.

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Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill authorizing regulators to set reimbursement rates for home-generated solar power and requiring them to “prevent subsidization” of small renewable-power installations.

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CHEYENNE — A legislative committee advanced a bill Thursday that would make not wearing a seat belt a primary offense in Wyoming, meaning law enforcement officers could pull a driver over solely for not being buckled up.

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CASPER (AP) — The U.S. government has approved routes for a system of pipelines that would move carbon dioxide across Wyoming in what could be by far the largest such network in North America, if it is developed.