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CASPER — After a searing summer for Wyoming’s coal country, new federal production data paints a troubling economic outlook for the Powder River Basin.

CHEYENNE — A bill that would have essentially doubled the state’s excise tax on alcohol in order to provide more funding for substance use treatment programs was rejected by lawmakers during a committee meeting Wednesday.

LARAMIE — Last week, The University of Wyoming handed over at least some of the personnel file of Laurie Nichols to the former president, according to a Friday court filing from UW’s attorney.

A recent report by the state’s Consensus Revenue Estimating Group, which writes the revenue projections that set the bounds of the Legislature’s budgeting process, carries serious warning signs for the state’s long-term fiscal health. But when it comes to the budget that will be written this…

CASPER — Lawmakers voted narrowly Tuesday to approve a recommendation that Wyoming’s public school system be given a $19 million bump and that the recommendation be sent to Gov. Mark Gordon and the broader Legislature.

CASPER — Despite economic doubts and numerous remaining hurdles, state lawmakers continue to move forward with discussions to potentially bring a temporary nuclear waste storage facility to Wyoming.

As Gov. Mark Gordon finalizes an executive order to protect wildlife migration corridors, he wants lawmakers to hit pause on a controversial bill that would supersede his efforts by revamping the state’s corridor designation policy and challenging existing migration protections and protocols…

SHERIDAN — A federal judge ruled in an Idaho district court Oct. 16 that the Bureau of Land Management must temporarily discontinue efforts to expand leasing, drilling and industrial activities in millions of acres of greater sage grouse habitat in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Cal…

CASPER — Wyoming’s economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing, a new quarterly report published by the state’s Economic Analysis Division shows.

SUNDANCE — Seventeen-year-old Michael Campbell of Sturgis, South Dakota, appeared in court in Meade County, South Dakota, last week charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed to be that of missing Upton resident Shayna Ritthaler.

By Nick Reynolds and Camille Erickson, Casper Star-TribuneVia Wyoming News ExchangeCASPER — With a month until his administration releases its first budget, Gov. Mark Gordon said all ideas to trim spending are on the table in 2020, explaining that Wyoming appears to be entering “a new period…

By Camille Erickson, Casper Star-TribuneVia Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — A string of bankruptcies have ravaged Wyoming coal country this year, as operators erase outstanding tax, labor and reclamation debts during court proceedings, leaving counties and taxpayers facing unexpected budget s…

RIVERTON — A 21-year-old Fremont County woman is facing manslaughter charges after telling a Riverton Police Department detective that she used a knife to attack a man. 

CASPER — At the start of the summer, Gov. Mark Gordon sat down with top officials within the Wyoming’s economic development think tank, Endow, with orders to pare down the group’s ambitious economic development agenda into something smaller and more incremental than the grand 20- year vision…

CASPER — Mixing fresh water and Powder River Basin coal ash together yields a slurry full of contaminants at levels dangerous to human health, new research from Duke University found. The dusty waste produced when power plants burn coal is often disposed in dry landfills or ponds, including …

CASPER — The unprecedented bankruptcy case involving coal operator Blackjewel showed signs of resolution last week when a federal judge approved the sale of two Wyoming coal mines to a new company called Eagle Specialty Materials. But a court document filed Saturday revealed the federal gove…

Blackjewel and Contura found a new buyer for the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines in a deal that shorts state and county coffers but may mark the beginning of the end of a turbulent bankruptcy that has gripped Campbell County for months.