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CASPER — A little more than a year into the pandemic, Wyoming’s unemployment numbers remain better than the national average, according to a March report released on Monday by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services Research & Planning Section.

GILLETTE — “Imagine you’re in NASA’s spacecraft for three days straight, with nothing to do but think about traveling to the moon.”That’s how Tayvin Anderson, a Stocktrail Elementary School fifth grader, began an essay. And in due time, that same essay will be aboard the Artemis 1 spacecraft…

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CHEYENNE — During the final days of the 2021 legislative session, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow expressed both praise for an imminent K-12 school funding deal and concern for the long-term future of the state’s school funding model.

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After gaining final support from the Senate on Friday, House Bill 127 will now return to its chamber of origin for a concurrence vote. If the House rejects the changes to the bill made in the Senate, legislative leadership will appoint a joint conference committee consisting of members from both chambers to hash out their differences. 

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CHEYENNE — After clearing the House in a historic vote last week, a bill authorizing the expansion of Medicaid coverage to an estimated 24,000 residents in Wyoming was defeated by a Senate committee Wednesday morning.

JACKSON — “Pure gold” is how Natrona County Rep. Steve Harshman described state lands in Teton County while explaining a proposal that doomed a potential sale of 640 acres near Kelly to the National Park Service.

POWELL — A man who led deputies on a lengthy chase through Park County was apprehended in southern Montana on Tuesday morning after officers disabled his vehicle and he crashed into a tree. 

DOUGLAS (WNE) — A Douglas woman is being charged with attacking two Douglas police officers after they asked her to get dressed and leave the premises during an incident that began in basement of the LaBonte Bar earlier this month. 

CASPER — Vaccines headed for Wyoming will be delayed as residents emerge from a record-setting winter storm that dumped more than two feet of snow on parts of the state this weekend. 

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CHEYENNE — After two days without meeting due to the historic winter storm that hit southeast Wyoming last weekend, state lawmakers will return to the Capitol Wednesday with a divide between the House and Senate budget proposals that the bodies will attempt to resolve in the coming weeks.

GILLETTE — The mother of a 3-month-old boy who reportedly received 31 broken bones under his father's care has been charged with being an an accessory after the fact for allegedly coaching another child before a police interview.Keasha Ann Bullinger, 28, also has been charged with seven coun…

SHERIDAN (WNE) — While members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council debated the most appropriate path forward for a bill that would allow for the creation of a new college district in Campbell County, Sen. Dave Kinskey, R-Sheridan, reiterated his concerns regarding the bill moving…

SUNDANCE (WNE) – To mark the transition between the dissolution of the Sundance Police Department and the beginning of a contract with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement coverage for the city, Sheriff Jeff Hodge attended last week’s council meeting flanked by numero…

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GILLETTE — A 3-month-old Gillette boy taken to the emergency room Jan. 2 was found to have 26 rib fractures and five broken bones in his legs, leading to the arrest of his father on 31 counts of alleged aggravated child abuse.

SHERIDAN — From 2018 to 2019, seat belt usage in the United States went up by 1.1%. But in Wyoming, usage dropped by eight percentage points.Only New Hampshire (70.7%) and South Dakota (75.2%) had lower percentages of seat belt usage than Wyoming’s 78.3%, according to the National Highway Tr…

SHERIDAN — From 2018 to 2019, seat belt usage in the United States went up by 1.1%. But in Wyoming, usage dropped by eight percentage points.Only New Hampshire (70.7%) and South Dakota (75.2%) had lower percentages of seat belt usage than Wyoming’s 78.3%, according to the National Highway Tr…

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POWELL — As the sun came up on the new year Friday, a series of significant fee increases took effect at Wyoming’s state parks. All fees are increasing, from single day use passes to annual permits, with some increasing as much as 60%. 

POWELL (WNE) — Twin brothers who were found deceased at their Cody home late last month died from complications due to COVID-19, said Park County Coroner Tim Power. 

NEWCASTLE (WNE) – The Weston County commissioners have approved a variance allowing bars and restaurants to remain open past 10 p.m. to be forwarded to Dr. Mike Jording, the county public health officer. The 10 p.m. closure time was included in Gov. Mark Gordon’s newest set of public health …

JACKSON (WNE) – An Elko, Nevada, resident who died snowmobiling in a Salt River Range avalanche Friday suffocated after being buried inverted under the snow for an estimated 15 minutes.

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GILLETTE — Holiday traditions persist as a bridge to the past. They allow us to pay respects for those who brought us up with their reflected values. Traditions transcend time and space, putting us immediately around a childhood dining room table or reuniting us with absent relatives.Maybe i…

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LARAMIE — The Laramie community may know Marcus Law as the friendly veteran who drinks white wine with ice cubes and cracks jokes all day long. Others may know him as Naughty Santa, who asks 3rd Street Grill patrons to bring toys for children in exchange for a “special” gift. This year, COVI…

CODY (WNE)  — A former Cody resident accused of murdering a woman in Cheyenne and dumping her body off south of Cody in late 2019 is being sent to the Wyoming State Hospital after he was found not competent to stand trial.

With shipments of the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine arriving in all 50 states this week, Wyoming officials are ironing out the details of what rollout will look like here.

DOUGLAS — Wind turbines – majestic, metallic, monolithic giants – stand in intermittent long lines across the bare, winter windswept Wyoming landscape just a few miles outside of Douglas. There are a lot of them – 192, to be exact – changing the usual landscape visuals folks are used to seei…