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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...
President Joe Biden delivers remarks in a meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, and other senior civilian and military leaders, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb. 10, 2021. (Photo: Lisa Ferdinando, DoD, Flickr, Creative Commons 2.0)

Biden’s emissions pledge comes with economic consequences, experts warn

By Casey Harper, The Center Square President Joe Biden is expected to announce a pledge Thursday to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within less than a decade. Biden will announce the aggressive pledge, according...

Report: Donald Trump to endorse Harriett Hageman in US Congress race

By Jimmy Orr and Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Politico is reporting on Wednesday morning that former President Donald Trump will endorse 2016 Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Harriett Hageman...
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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...

Lawmakers adopt ‘guiding principles’ for redistricting process

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Lawmakers began the process of redrawing the state’s legislative districts Monday, setting into motion a reimagining of the electoral map that could have significant implications on the makeup of the 67th Wyoming...

Redistricting ramps up. Here’s what to expect.

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers have begun the lengthy and involved process of redrawing legislative district maps for the next decade. The Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions’s June 7 meeting marked the...

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...
Father Christopher Xanthos from Cheyenne speaks during a 2019 rally at the Wyoming Supreme Court in support of repealing the death penalty. (ACLU of Wyoming, used with permission)

Coalition aims to make 2021 the year Wyo repeals death penalty

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile The Wyoming Legislature has considered repealing the death penalty many times. But it’s only come close once. In 2019 Rep. Jared Olsen (R-Cheyenne) — the first Republican champion after years of Democratic...

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...
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Western Organization of Resource Councils ends coal lawsuit

GILLETTE, Wyo. — The Western Organization of Resource Councils dismissed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of Energy, citing changes the department made to its advisory committee on coal. The organization stated in a news...