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Wyoming governor criticizes university president's removal

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Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon says a decision by the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees not to renew the contract of a former university president could have been handled better.

Wyoming teen to be tried as an adult in planned shooting

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A Wyoming judge has ruled that a teenager should be tried as an adult after he was accused of bringing two guns to his junior high school in Gillette last year with plans to shoot nine people. The boy, who was 14 at the time, has been charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Wyoming News Update

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STOLEN PACKAGES-ARRESTS

Wyoming governor considers suing Washington over terminal

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Wyoming's governor says he continues to consider a possible lawsuit against Washington state over construction of the largest coal export terminal on the West Coast. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Republican Gov.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING BUDGET

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

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

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 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.

Body of Texas man found in south-central Wyoming

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a 52-year-old Texas man who went missing after his truck caught fire in south-central Wyoming.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING LAWMAKERS-WORKLOAD

Energy activity spurs jump in Wyoming tax collections

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming collected over $1 billion in sales and use taxes in fiscal year 2019.

According to an annual tax revenue report compiled by the state’s Economic Analysis Division, that was nearly 12 percent more than the state collected the previous fiscal year.

Wyoming News Update

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WINTRY WEATHER-WYOMING

Wyoming woman pleads no contest to vehicular homicide

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman has pleaded no contest to a vehicular homicide charge filed after a fatal crash on icy roads in northeastern Wyoming January 2018.