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By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Feb 22, 2017

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal to raise the state sales tax got a chilly reception Tuesday in a legislative committee where lawmakers advocated a wait-and-see ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Feb 15, 2017

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Unusually deep snow in Grand Teton National Park has made life dangerous for bison lumbering on the park's only plowed highway and for ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jan 29, 2017

Wyoming lawmakers considering how to address a looming $360 million education budget shortfall debated Friday whether students are showing good results for one ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jan 26, 2017

A group of Wyoming lawmakers is bucking the U.S. trend of supporting renewable energy with a plan to do the opposite: Fine utilities if they provide energy ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jan 19, 2017

CHEYENNE (AP) -- In grizzly country, comments by President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary that schools should have guns on campus to ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jan 6, 2017

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Federal officials withdrew a proposed requirement for companies to clean up groundwater at uranium mines across the U.S. and will reconsider a ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Nov 2, 2016

The change could generate an estimated $2 million a year in additional revenue by encouraging more participation by petroleum developers who don't have to ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Oct 21, 2016

Tension mounted in a U.S. House race debate Thursday as Democrat Ryan Greene and Republican Liz Cheney traded a series of increasingly hostile barbs and even ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Oct 18, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- With dreams of turning carbon dioxide into everything from concrete to fish food, teams from six countries have advanced beyond the first ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Oct 13, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A transgender woman who robbed a bank in an attempt to be sent back to prison expressed a change in heart, and a sympathetic judge sentenced ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Sep 15, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A 77-year-old man who shot three people, killing one, at the senior apartment complex where he lived had grown distant recently and had been ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Aug 31, 2016

Wyoming has more of the closely watched fowl than any other state, and Fremont County has the most in Wyoming. The number of greater sage grouse in ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jul 20, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland said Tuesday they're not necessarily for or against nominating Donald ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jul 17, 2016

Longtime Fremont County resident Joan E. Westling died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 surrounded by her sons and with the loving blessings of her family. She was 84 ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jul 17, 2016

Mandatory military service for all young people would boost the armed forces and could help bridge the nation's political divisions, a former U.S. Marine ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jul 10, 2016

The global coal giant owns the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, two of the biggest mines in the United ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jun 7, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wildlife officials hope this summer to restore a population of black-footed ferrets to a pair of western Wyoming ranches where the species, for ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
May 19, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it's increasingly likely that taxpayers will be stuck with the very high costs of preventing ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Apr 14, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The bankruptcy of Peabody Energy helps draw attention to plans for financially troubled coal companies to cover the potentially huge ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Mar 18, 2016

Wyoming has state primary, but still does presidential caucusing Grumbling about Wyoming's complicated caucusing is on the rise but Republican and ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Feb 24, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Senators from Western coal states questioned Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday about the need for a three-year moratorium to review ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Feb 10, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The first statewide debate in Wyoming's U.S. House race took a testy turn Monday, with a candidate who has lived in Wyoming only a few years ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Feb 9, 2016

LARAMIE (AP) -- A district judge has sided with the University of Wyoming in the college's dispute over property taxes on a student apartment complex. In a ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Feb 9, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Technological improvements in Wyoming's court system continue but still have a ways to go amid looming budget constraints, Wyoming Chief ...


By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jan 31, 2016

The elder daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney is running for Congress, following up a failed U.S. Senate campaign two years ago with another attempt ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jan 28, 2016

JACKSON (AP) -- Two skiers who were killed in an avalanche just south of Jackson Hole were carried over a 100-foot cliff before they died. Investigators said ...

By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
Jan 28, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission will discuss and could adopt new measures on Thursday to protect big-game migration routes, including ...


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