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Coal enjoys 2021 resurgence   By Nicole Pollack Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The coal industry has had an unexpectedly good year. After tumbling 18% in 2020 compared to 2019, U.S. thermal coal use is expected to climb 21% through the end of 2021, according to a report...
Free speech concerns spark opposition to national school group   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Members of the Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees debated a draft resolution Monday night intended to express dissatisfaction with the...
More omicron cases detected   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The number of documented cases of omicron variant in Wyoming rose to four on Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the Wyoming Department of Health.  All four of the cases involve...
Wyoming appeals mandate ruling to U.S. Supreme Court   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Wyoming took another step in fighting back against federal vaccine mandates Saturday, this time in the court battle over worker requirements at larger businesses. ...
Lawmakers continue to debate school funding   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE —Discussion continues among state legislators about how best to bridge the gap in funding Wyoming’s K-12 education system.  On Thursday, members of the Joint Revenue Interim...
Gordon prioritizes saving ARPA funds, strengthening economy   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon presented his plan Thursday for the more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds given to the state, suggesting more than...
UW mask mandate continued until February   By Mary Steurer Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The University of Wyoming will extend its mask mandate until mid-February, the board of trustees voted Wednesday. The mandate, introduced in August, requires all students, faculty and...
Gordon signs letter about Guard vaccine mandate   CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and four other Republican governors signed a letter to the Secretary of Defense on Tuesday, asserting that disciplinary directives to National Guard members serving in a state capacity “are beyond (the...
Legislators say budget work will be easier, but still tough   By Stephen Dow The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — Even in relatively easy years, the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee, which entered its second full week of budget discussions Monday, has a lot...
LCCC nursing students assist CRMC during emergency patient surge   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — When Laramie County Community College Nursing Program Director Karen Bowen received an intense call at 10 a.m. on a Thursday, she never expected within the...

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