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Lummis Votes Against NDAA, But H.R. 4310 Passes House

Lummis Votes Against NDAA, But H.R. 4310 Passes House (Photo courtesy of Jessica Burmann)

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, a Wyoming Republican, recently voted against the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013. House Resolution 4310 was ultimately passed by the House in a vote of 315 to 107. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Reviews 2012 and Coming Priorities

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Reviews 2012 and Coming Priorities

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spoke Friday about how the state's landscape - both natural and technological - has changed over the course of 2012. Mead says this year's record fire season was a significant challenge.

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Suspends Peer Review of State Assessment Systems

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Suspends Peer Review of State Assessment Systems

On Friday, the Wyoming Department of Education learned that the U.S. Department of Education is suspending peer review of state assessment systems, effective immediately. According to a media release from Cindy Hill's office, who is the state superintendent of public instruction, the U.S.

One Dead, One Injured in Carbon County Rollover

One Dead, One Injured in Carbon County Rollover

A 29-year-old Colorado man died and a 34-year-old Rawlins man was injured in a rollover on WYO Highway 70 in Carbon County early Friday morning. The driver, Joshua C. Hart of Rawlins, survived the crash while his passenger, Justin R. Carrillo of Pueblo, Colo.

Speer Enters Not Guilty Pleas in Cody Abduction

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl has pleaded not guilty. Jesse P. Speer appeared Friday before District Judge Steven Cranfill in Cody.

Wyoming DEQ blocks university research on ozone

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) officials came under fire this month for their recommendation not to fund an ongoing mobile monitoring and research effort on ozone pollution, which has plagued residents and workers in the upper Green River Basin in western Wyoming for several years.

City, County Law Enforcement Perform Compliance Checks

The Buffalo Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff recently performed alcohol compliance checks within the City of Buffalo, Town of Kaycee and at establishments in the county and overall had only one establishment sell, according to Buffalo Police Chief Jason Carder.

Johnson County To Rework Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

At their last meeting the Johnson County Commissioners voted to allow the commission chair to sign an agreement with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a Homeland Security Grant to redo the county's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.