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Wyoming opens 2022 election candidate filing period; May 27 marks deadline to file

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming residents interested in seeking elected office have two weeks to file their candidacy to run for local, state and federal office in the 2022 election cycle. “As part of a democratic...
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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...

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...
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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...
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Budget work begins with governor’s ‘frugal’ $2.3B proposal

Gov. Mark Gordon and Legislature signal a stabilizing approach after several budget-cutting adjustments By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile The Joint Appropriations Committee will begin reviewing Gov. Mark Gordon’s budget proposal this week as the Legislature prepares its...

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...

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...
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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...
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Lawmakers consider criminalizing drug use by pregnant women

By Maggie Mullen, WyoFile The Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that would make certain kinds of drug use while pregnant a felony. House Bill 85 – Child endangering-controlled substance use while pregnant classifies methamphetamine or narcotic...
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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...