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Wyoming county developing strategic plan for Carbon Valley

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Officials in northeast Wyoming are developing a plan to establish Campbell County as the premier place for the research, development and commercial deployment of advanced carbon technologies. It is called “Carbon Valley.” Campbell County energy consultant Jim Ford is developing the strategic plan.

Lawmaker seeks list of all Wyoming educator names, salaries

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The Wyoming Department of Education plans to release the names and salaries of every school district employee in the state in response to a state senator's request. Republican Sen. Tom James, of Rock Springs, says he wants the list so he can better understand state budgeting.

Wyoming News Update

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CARBON VALLEY

Wyoming wind farm gets permit for 277 turbines

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Industrial Siting Council has approved a permit to construct a 277-turbine wind farm on the border of Albany and Carbon counties.

Coal bankruptcy plan approved amid bonding uncertainty

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A judge has approved a bankruptcy reorganization plan for one of the biggest U.S. coal companies amid uncertainty about how its mines will be bonded in the long term. The judge signed off on the Chapter 11 reorganization of Cloud Peak Energy on Thursday.

Wyoming News Update

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NAVAJO COAL

Coal bankruptcy judge asks company to explain attorney costs

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A judge is telling a bankrupt coal company to provide more information about over $73,000 in expenses accrued by its attorneys while miners awaited back pay. Attorneys for Blackjewel want U.S.

Wyoming governor promises Medicaid expansion 'fair hearing'

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Wyoming's governor has reservations about expanding Medicaid in the state but promises to give any such bill passed by the Legislature a “fair hearing." The Legislature's Joint Revenue Committee recently approved a bill that would allow the governor to expand Medicaid to include people below 138% of

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING LAWMAKERS-WORKLOAD

Report: Wyoming lawmakers work more than counterparts

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers and their staff have handled increasingly intensive workloads in the past few years, a report said.

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