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Judge deems Wyo’s polling-place buffer zones unconstitutional

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal ruled last week that Wyoming’s ban on electioneering within 100 yards of a polling place on election day violates the First Amendment. Why it matters: The decision...

Opinion: Fear and loathing in Wyoming’s politics, classrooms

Opinion by Kerry Drake, WyoFile The leaders of Wyoming’s Republican Party sure do love a good wedge issue. How better to divert attention from the fact that the state’s political super majority has all of...

Bill to mandate ‘equality’ curriculum, thwart critical race theory, fails

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming should clarify and impose its own instruction standards regarding “equality and equal rights” rather than anticipate federal mandates to teach critical race theory, according to Sen. Charles Scott (R-Casper). Scott, chairman...

Cheney sets fundraising records, as challengers surge

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney outraised all of her challengers combined by more than $1.2 million from April through June, campaign finance records show, giving her a dominant financial advantage roughly one...

First-of-its-kind approach to coal reclamation bonding in the works

By Joel Funk, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers are considering a new option for coal mine reclamation bonding that could reduce risk for the state in the event of insolvency. Both environmental and industry advocates have identified...

Wyoming GOP official asked congressmen for help ousting Cheney

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Breaking with the longstanding norm of intraparty candidate neutrality, a Wyoming Republican Party official asked members of Congress for help vetting potential challengers to U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in next year’s...
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Campaign data illustrates Gore’s growing influence in Wyo politics

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile When Susan Gore arrived in Wyoming more than two decades ago, the heir to the Gore-Tex fortune was a minor player in the state’s politics. Campaign finance documents show limited involvement in Wyoming politics...
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Federal unemployment benefits end, but Wyoming tourism worker shortage persists

By Elyse Kelly, The Center Square As Wyoming gears up for another summer of increased visitation, tourism-reliant businesses are still struggling to find enough workers to operate fully. Many business owners attribute the predicament to unemployment...
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Sweeping redesign of state’s mental-health-services policy underway

By Joel Funk, WyoFile Wyoming is redesigning how it provides behavioral health services, and while most of the details are still to be determined, it seems clear fewer people will qualify for state-funded treatment. The...

Gordon evaluating U.S.-Mexico border situation for ways to help

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily) Gov. Mark Gordon is evaluating the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas before responding to a request from the governors of...