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Law enforcement officers at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 attempt to regain control of the building (Photo: Blink O'fanaye/Flickr, Creative Commons).

Wyoming reacts to U.S. Capitol protests

In a series of statements and interviews, Wyoming’s elected officials have condemned the actions of a group of insurrectionists that stormed and vandalized the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon. From where he stood, the protests at...

New aid package buys Wyoming time, but not state budget aid

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile A new federal stimulus package will aid Wyoming residents and businesses and fund COVID-19 vaccine distributions but does not appear likely to include direct financial aid to the fiscally challenged state. U.S. House...
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Lawmakers Push Gordon to Fight Biden Election Win

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile UPDATE, 5:20 on Dec. 10: On Thursday afternoon, Gov. Mark Gordon issued a statement saying Wyoming will not join the Texas lawsuit or file a brief in support of it. In the statement,...
Protesters hold signs protesting mask mandate in the health department parking lot (Helena, Montana, September 11, 2020) (Used under License).

Wyoming Statute Gives Law Enforcement Authority To Enforce Health Orders

Editor's Note: Campbell County elected officials have encouraged a common-sense approach to masking within the county (County 17, Dec. 8). By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily Wyoming statutes give state law enforcement agencies the authority to...
The Bruce Mansfield Power Plant on the Ohio River in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. (H/t  Drums600/Wikimedia, Creative Commons)

Close Most Fossil Fuel Plants by 2035? No Problem, Study Says

By Miranda Willson, Energywire, E&E News If the United States follows through with President-elect Joe Biden's plan to reach 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035, most power plants will need to stop burning fossil fuels. While some experts...
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Statewide COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise to 257

Twenty-seven more Wyoming residents have died of complications stemming from the coronavirus, including three in Campbell County that occurred last month, according to a Thursday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This...
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Conservatives Form Freedom Caucus to Challenge House GOP

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Conservative members of the Wyoming House of Representatives have created a caucus to negotiate with House Republican leadership, two members of the group told WyoFile this week. The group calls itself the Wyoming...
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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...
The Wyoming State Capitol at night. (Mike Vanata/WyoFile)

Proposed Budget Cuts Pound Public Services

By Andrew Graham, WyoFile Gov. Mark Gordon last week sent proposed budget cuts to the Wyoming Legislature that slash public services and weaken the already thin safety net supporting Wyoming’s most vulnerable. In a press release accompanying...
House District 53 candidates for the vacancy created by the death of Roy Edwards before the Campbell County Commission meeting on Nov. 23, 2020 (GPA TV).

Edwards’ Replacement Picked

After three hours of interviews and discussion, Campbell County Commissioners unanimously selected Chris Knapp to replace former Representative Roy Edwards in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Edwards passed away on Nov. 2, one day before...