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Wyo preps for less water as drought creeps up Colorado River

By Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile As federal water managers declared the first-ever official Colorado River water shortage last week, a top official said he’s confident Wyoming will responsibly implement its plans to store and...

Election audit bill fails

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers rejected a proposal Wednesday by State Rep. Chuck Gray (R-Casper) to give the Wyoming Legislature the power to audit elections. Why it Matters: Gray, who is running for Congress against incumbent...

PAC backing Cheney challenger Gray funded solely by his father

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile State Rep. Chuck Gray’s father is the sole funder of a secretive political action committee that is boosting Gray’s bid to oust U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney in next year’s Republican primary. According to...
Devils Tower National Monument

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...
Seedskadee Sage Grouse

State Unveils New Grouse Rules as Feds Again Ease Protections

By Angus M. Thuermer, Jr., WyoFile Wyoming officials last week established the framework for a system to offset destroyed greater sage grouse habitat even as the federal government diluted protections for the imperiled species. Wyoming now has...
Jim Bridger Power Plant

Ratepayer liability for coal carbon capture limited to 2%

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Regulators adopt rules, outline exemptions, for enforcing House Bill 200, a new state law that requires retrofitting coal plants prior to closure. Public utilities that add carbon capture technology to coal-fired power...

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...

Inside the campaign-finance ‘end run’ that earned GOP an FEC fine

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile The Wyoming Republican Party secretly supported a 2016 Trump campaign “end run” around donation limitations without securing requisite authorization, according to a former official involved in the matter. In the spring of...

Secretive PAC with Trump ties backing Gray in 2022 primaries

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile A secretive political action committee with distant ties to former President Donald Trump appears to be supporting state Rep. Chuck Gray (R-Casper) in the race to defeat U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney...