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Republicans accuse Wyo GOP of ‘unconstitutional’ process to replace Balow

By Maggie Mullen, WyoFile A Republican party official has accused the Wyoming GOP’s Central Committee of planning to use an unconstitutional process at its meeting Saturday for the selection of three candidates to replace former...
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Mine clean-up financing may be poised for an upgrade

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Mine operators in Wyoming may soon have another financial tool to help them meet reclamation obligations as coal bankruptcies are making traditional bonding options more expensive and difficult to rely on. The...

Gordon ‘delighted’ by SCOTUS ruling on private sector vaccine mandate

By Robert Davis, The Center Square Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday to halt President Joe Biden’s federal vaccine mandate on private employers.  The ruling said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration...

Balow resigns as State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jillian Balow on Thursday announced her resignation as State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Wyoming to take a similar position in Virginia at the request of the state’s governor-elect. “I am honored and deeply humbled...

Environmental agency shuns watchdog, citing critical news story

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality canceled a meeting with a watchdog group in December after a news story cited the group’s criticism of a pending pollution permit and...

Gordon submits petition to delist GYE grizzlies from Endangered Species Act

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Tuesday announced the submission of a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from the Endangered Species List. The petition, filed Jan. 11,...

New sage grouse data ‘alarming,’ state biologist says

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile The latest data on greater sage grouse in Wyoming indicate an “alarming” likelihood of populations regressing to a 1996 nadir, the state’s top grouse biologist said Thursday. The preliminary data...

Summer 2021 beat out 2020 for record-breaking tourism in Wyoming

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square Tourism in Wyoming boomed in summer 2021, blowing past 2020’s numbers and even pre-pandemic years. The state's Economic Analysis Division's data shows the state collected approximately 85% more in tax...

Governor has short list to replace District Judge Thomas W. Rumpke

The names have been submitted and now await Governor Mark Gordon’s decision on the newest Sixth District Court Judge. The shortlist has been narrowed down to a former county attorney and two current Circuit Court...
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Petroleum group says there’s a better road funding solution than 15-cent fuel tax hike

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square A bill that would raise Wyoming’s fuel tax by 15 cents to fund road repairs recently advanced in a legislative committee, but some think there’s a better solution. Forwarded by...