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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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Capitol Beat from WyoFile

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
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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.

EPA again delays Pavillion groundwater investigation related to fracking

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By Dustin Bleizeffer

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has again delayed action in its highly controversial investigation into contaminated drinking water in Pavillion, Wyoming.

Medicaid Expansion: A difficult choice for skeptical legislators

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By Ron Feemster WyoFile.com

Jane Fonfara is the only person in her family with a job — and the only one without health insurance. Her husband, Dennis, 69, has battled a series of heart attacks and undergone multiple heart surgeries since he was 36.

Gas Tax or Toll? Wyoming’s roads will be paved with new taxation

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By Geoffrey O’Gara

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Wearing a bright orange jacket and hard hat, Cody Beers swiveled to look for traffic and then stuck his boot in a hole in the pavement on U.S. Highway 287 just north of Beaver Rim.

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.

Will social issues heat up Wyoming’s winter session?

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By Gregory Nickerson, WyoFile.com
Originally published December 18, 2012

When the Wyoming Legislature convenes this January, social issues will compete for legislative attention with major topics like education accountability and appropriations.

Gas flaring riles homeowners in Converse County

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By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.comoriginally published December 11, 2012

It’s going to cost more to hunt & fish in Wyoming

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By Geoffrey O’Gara, WyoFile.com

Oil & gas lease buy-back deal coming up short

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By Kelsey Dayton, WyoFil.comoriginally published December 4, 2012

Gov Mead Calls For Fiscal Policy Change, Fuel Tax

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Gov Matt Mead

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com

(originally published November 30, 2012)

Lawmakers in the Classroom: The Battle for Wyoming’s Schools

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Lawmakers in the Classroom: The Battle for Wyoming’s Schools

By Geoffrey O’Gara , WyoFile.com

“There’s a disconnect between the education community and the general public,” said Bill Schilling, chair of a legislative advisory committee on education meeting in October at the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission building in Casper.