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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.

Cheyenne’s focus on feds fails to solve reservation’s jurisdiction woes

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By Ron Feemster
WyoFile.com
February 19, 2013

So where is that Wyoming health care solution?

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Guest column by Kerry Drake
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Originally published at WyoFile on February 12, 2013

A Compounding Connection; Texas pharmacy leads Barrasso donors

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By Rone Tempest
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Originally published at WyoFile.com February 12, 2013

Gov and legislators clash on savings, agree on spending

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The Legislative Conference Room in the Wyoming State Capitol. The Joint Appropriations Committee and Gov. Matt Mead differ over how much money to save and how to save it. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile — click to enlarge)
By Gregory Nickerson
February 5, 2013

Wyo high school student petitions to include senior portrait with gay pride flag

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Worland High School senior Matt Jolley. School officials say the inclusion of the gay pride flag may be too political for inclusion in the school’s yearbook unless Jolley buys an ad for its placement.

by Dustin Bleizeffer - WyoFile.com

Fat bike festival aims to increase winter access

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by Kelsey Dayton, WyoFile.com
Originally published on January 22, 2012

“Wouldn’t it be cool,” Scott Fitzgerald says, “if you could throw your fat bike onto a snow coach and go to Old Faithful. Spend the night and during the day bike around the geysers?”

Legislature, industry invest $115 million in UW engineering

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By Gregory Nickerson, WyoFile.com
Originally published on January 22, 2013

A group of alumni from the University of Wyoming College of Engineering is working to secure $115 million in state and industry money to boost their alma mater back to a position of national prominence.

Wyoming lags behind Western GOP states on Medicaid expansion

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Wyoming lags behind Western GOP states on Medicaid expansion

By Ron Feemster WyoFile.com - originally published January 22, 2013

Four Republican Western-state governors who originally opposed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changed their minds in the past month and came out in favor of expanding Medicaid coverage for their neediest residents.

“Sleeper” House bills address groundwater pollution from leaky landfills

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A "Capitol Beat" post by Gregory Nickerson

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originally published January 17, 2013

After Luke Martinez: The Toughest Spot on the Roster is Role Model

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A "Native Notes" blog post by Ron Feemster
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originally published January 17, 2013

Given one more bust, Wyoming may get it right

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By Gregory Nickerson
WyoFile.com

Wyoming’s revenue growth has slowed down, and Senate Majority Floor Leader Phil Nicholas (R-Laramie) says if the state doesn’t do something soon to adjust our spending expectations, we’ll be in trouble.