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Speed limit enforcement among conspicuous changes in state laws

Jul 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- More than 100 new state laws took effect Wednesday in Wyoming that change speeding fines in 80 mph zones, make roads safer for bicyclists, and ... [more]

New state laws set to take effect; energy industries to benefit

Jun 30, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Companies no longer will have to wait for an air quality permit to be issued before constructing and operating oil gas wells in Wyoming.
The Wyoming ... [more]

State greets court ruling on gay marriage with mixed reactions

Jun 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming gay rights activists welcomed Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. But they say true equality won't come ... [more]

Mineral revenue plunge could hit education hardest

Jun 25, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers likely will face tough choices in coming years over how to fund the state's K-12 educational system because of falling mineral revenue, ... [more]

UW student e-mail privacy might be protected under law weighed by legislators

Jun 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel will consider a proposal to make sure e-mails from University of Wyoming students are not accessible under the state's Public ... [more]

State makes pitch to take over uranium reg authority from federal government

Jun 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Legislation passed this year in Wyoming paves the way for the state to assume more regulatory authority over uranium mines from the federal Nuclear Regulatory ... [more]

Older drivers, tougher rules

Jun 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming took a look at it, and the issue probably will rise again

Wyoming legislators spent some committee time in recent days exploring the ... [more]

Making room

May 21, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Plans for the remodeled Wyoming Capitol ought to include the news media

Progress on the costly renovation of the Wyoming Capitol in Cheyenne, and the ... [more]

Old West crime

May 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Livestock theft is a growing concern in Wyoming and the West

Cattle rustling? Really?
When the Wyoming Legislature's committee on ... [more]


May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers want more Capitol details
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers say they need more detailed floor plans for the state Capitol's restoration before they can ... [more]


Apr 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Anderson replacement named
CHEYENNE -- Brian Boner of Douglas took the oath of office at the State Capitol on Friday to become the newest member of the ... [more]

Legislative session not a 'standout,' Case says

Apr 7, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said his recent battle with cancer helped him realize the importance of access to health care services and the need to expand ... [more]


Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers set ed study topics
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will be fine tuning the school funding model and studying 11 education topics over the ... [more]

Learn from Indiana

Apr 2, 2015 - Staff:  Wyoming did right in staying away from a law criticized as legal discrimination

Anyone in Wyoming who might still have been wondering if the Wyoming ... [more]

Legislature agrees to take a look at unequal recreation funding around the state

Mar 31, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine:  Mike Harris, Dave Flory and Rachel Ratliff were responsible for my math education in high school.
So I know that $147,096 is not equal to $645,385.
That is ... [more]

Urbigkeit coverage welcomed

Mar 29, 2015 - Louis Rinderling, Laramie:  Editor:
I write in appreciation of the thoughtful treatment given by your newspaper to the memory and legacy of Ralph Urbigkeit.
I did not know Mr. Urbigkeit ... [more]

Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Paying our 'electeds'

Mar 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasing compensation for our leaders is a worthy topic for the legislative interim

The Wyoming Legislature did two things right this year in its ... [more]

State passes on purchase of Chief Washakie art

Mar 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead said the state will not purchase a series of paintings depicting the life of Chief Washakie for display at the Capitol after the building ... [more]


Mar 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State senator resigns seat
DOUGLAS -- Republican Party leaders in Converse and Platte counties have nominated three people to fill the state Senate seat ... [more]

New law mandates buffer zone for cyclists

Mar 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The so-called "3-foot law" passed by the Wyoming Legislature already is in effect in two dozen other states.

A bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Fretting about firing squads

Mar 13, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Our state hasn't got capital crime figured out very well

Shooting someone to death can get you killed in Wyoming.
The state has a death penalty ... [more]

Schools to get more funds for salaries and supplies

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming school districts are getting more money from the state for salaries, supplies and other on-going costs.
The state Legislature and Gov. Matt ... [more]

'Gentleman cowboy' Ralph Urbigkeit held multiple offices

Mar 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ralph Urbigkeit might be the only person to win countywide election to three major public offices in Fremont County history. The Crowheart rancher, who died on ... [more]

Leadership cloth

Mar 12, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Philp and Urbigkeit were cut from the same type, and our county was better for it

Frank Philp and Ralph Urbigkeit were not of the same generation. ... [more]


Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Justice Kite to retire
CHEYENNE -- Justice Marilyn S. Kite, the first woman to serve on the Wyoming Supreme Court, is retiring this summer.
Chief ... [more]

Hospital bill becomes a law without Mead's name

Mar 12, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is allowing a bill to put up roughly $2.5 million to subsidize hospitals in the state to become law without his signature.
Mead on ... [more]

Mead signs bill on homegrown food sales

Mar 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law legislation loosening restrictions on food sales in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Food Freedom Act would exempt Wyoming ... [more]

State ready to raise $1B for coal ports in Northwest

Mar 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is prepared to up the stakes in its high-dollar push to override local opposition in the Northwest and get access to ocean ports to allow ... [more]

Former State Rep. Frank Philp died Sunday at 67

Mar 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Lysite-area rancher represented Fremont County in the Wyoming Legislature for nine terms.
Fremont County legislators and residents are mourning ... [more]