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Wyoming's energy-based budget still prone to busts

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By Gregory Nickerson WyoFile.com

Here’s what budget doomsday could look like for Wyoming:

Reservation-based pre-K bus takes school to students

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By Ron Feemster for WyoFile.com
Originally published on May 28, 2013

It’s playtime for Cordelle, a two-and-a-half-year-old who lives with his mother, grandfather and aunt on a 10-acre parcel of land up a series of dirt roads 15 miles outside Pavillion, Wyo. And it’s fun for Carr. But the exercise is also serious diagnostic and educational work for the teacher. And an intense workout of Cordelle’s fine motor skills and vocabulary.

State is stuck with increasing number of 'orphaned' coal-bed methane wells

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Love of powwow spurs huge turnout at CWC event

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by Ron Feemster

Originally published May 7, 2013 on WyoFile.com

Orphaned oil and gas wells on the rise in Wyoming

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Oil and gas companies are walking away from non-productive or marginally-commercial wells at an increasing rate here in Wyoming.

Advocates say they want more 'stick' in workplace safety

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

Cheyenne-based Great Lakes Airlines tops others in federal funding

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By Gregory Nickerson
Originally published on April 23, 2013 on WyoFile.com

As Obamacare deadline approaches, Wyoming lawmakers keep watch

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By Ron Feemster
Originally published April 23, 2013 on wyofile.com

U.S. Attorney fraud specialist reviews Two Elk stimulus project

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By Rone Tempest, WyoFile.com contributor

— Originally published at WyoFile.com on April 16, 2013

Future of full-scale energy development in Wyoming may rely on ‘ecological currency’

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By Dustin Bleizeffer | WyoFile.com

The private Sweetwater River Conservancy northeast of Rawlins has been spending about $1 million annually for the past several years gathering an inventory of existing natural resources for what might one day become “ecological currency”

Locals say DKRW’s coal-to-gasoline plant needs more scrutiny

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By Allen Best

WyoFile.com

DKRW Advanced Fuels’ first proposed its Medicine Bow Fuel & Power coal-to-liquids complex in Carbon County about eight years ago. It’s supposed to be the first of its kind in the United States and, according to some, one of the cleanest energy plants in the world.

Two Elk coal-fired power plant granted another delay

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By Dustin Bleizeffer
WyoFile.com

After 17 years of promises and delays, the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council on Monday granted Two Elk Power Co. another extension on its construction commencement date.

Environmental groups ask Wyoming to revoke Two Elk coal-fired power plant permit

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By Dustin Bleizeffer WyoFile.com

Juvenile justice without a juvenile jail

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The sign above the entrance of the Northern Arapaho Nation Department of Family Services in Arapahoe, Wyoming. Representatives of the tribe have pushed harder than ever for a jail on the reservation. (Ron Feemster/WyoFile — click to view)
By Ron Feemster
Originally published March 19, 2013 on WyoFile

Dreamers seek driver’s licenses in Wyoming

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Under new federal rules, immigrants follow the above filing process to enroll in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has denied licenses to multiple immigrants enrolled in the program, prompting objections from immigration lawyers. (Courtesy United States Customs and Immigration Service — click to view)
By Gregory Nickerson
Originally published March 19, 2013 on WyoFile

Reservation schools’ federal aid slashed in sequestration

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Elementary school children wait on the bus outside Wyoming Indian High School for the older students to get out of school. (Ron Feemster/WyoFile — click to view)
By Ron Feemster
March 12, 2013

Three school districts on the Wind River Indian Reservation are scrambling to find ways to cut their budgets without harming student programs paid for with federal funding that sequestration cut sharply earlier this month.

Injection well case highlights energy vs. water challenge in Wyoming

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By Dustin Bleizeffer

Wyoming’s senators choose politics over protecting women

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Congressional staffers gathered Tuesday to hear why the House should move to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso were among 20 GOP senators who voted against reauthorizing the VAWA. (Safiya Merchant/Medill — click to view)
Guest column by Kerry Drake
February 26, 2013

Wyoming lawmakers revisit school accountability law after Hill clash

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A banner hangs on the wall outside the entrance to Supt. Cindy Hill’s new office in the Barrett Building. A clash between lawmakers and the Superintendent of Public Instruction led to her removal from the Department of Education. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile — click to view)
By Gregory Nickerson

The latest in Wyoming’s long line of anti-labor legislation

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Guest column by Kerry Drake
Originally published February 19, 2013 on WyoFile.com

Two bills passed by the Wyoming House and Senate last week are tantamount to state-sanctioned theft of workers’ wages and benefits.