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Congress Pitches Bipartisan Effort for Carbon Capture, Storage

Efforts to aid in the development of carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies and infrastructure are underway on both sides of the aisle, U.S. lawmakers announced Wednesday. This week, a bipartisan effort in the...
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...
Sublette farmer Maggie McAllister is an advocate for Medicaid expansion. She has long gone without health insurance coverage because it's too expensive, she said. (Photo: Maggie McAllister)

Feds will pay Wyo to expand Medicaid. Will lawmakers take the bait?

By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile For 18 months, Maggie McAllister had health insurance. Following a 2011 divorce, she secured affordable coverage for herself and her young son through Medicaid. Little did she know, she said, it would only...
Gov. Mark Gordon

Gov. Gordon Issues Winter Storm Response Declaration

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon issued an emergency declaration Wednesday to facilitate a statewide coordinated response in the aftermath of the recent winter storm, according to a March 17 release from the governor's office. “The scale...

Haaland Confirmed, Lummis Pledges to Keep Fighting for Wyoming

Following the Senate’s vote Monday to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) to serve as Secretary of the Interior, Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyoming) pledged to keep fighting for Wyoming’s land and energy needs, according...
Donald Trump, Jr.

Taking Another Dig at Cheney, Donald Trump Jr. Supports Runoff Elections in Wyoming

By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily (this story originally appeared on Cowboy State Daily)  Any Republican in Wyoming who does Liz Cheney's bidding and opposes SF145 is turning their back on my father and the entire...
Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Dry Fork Station north of Gillette was one of the last coal-fired power plants built in the U.S., commencing operations in 2011. The $1.35 billion power plant has a generating capacity of 385 megawatts. (Dustin Bleizeffer).

Lawmakers try new ways to block coal plant closures

By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Wyoming lawmakers are considering a suite of bills to help keep aging coal-fired power plants in the state in operation, including one measure that would allow the state to possibly take over...

Gillette College Bill Passes Senate, Advances to House

An amended bill allowing for the formation of a local community college district has passed three readings in the Senate, despite a Sheridan senator’s call for the measure to die on the floor. Senate File...

Campbell County Seniors Could Lose Home Services

According to Wyoming Department of Health data, 116 older Campbell County residents risk losing services through The Wyoming Home Services Program without a funding commitment for the program from the Wyoming Legislature in March’s...
Statue of Morris outside the Wyoming State Capitol Building in Cheyenne. (Photo: Einar Einarsson Kvaran)

Gov. Gordon Sends State Board Nominees to Wyoming Senate

Three Campbell County names among them Governor Mark Gordon last week sent the Wyoming Senate his list of nominees for state offices, boards, and commissions, including two reappointments and a new appointment from Campbell County, according...