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Wyoming Legislature: Week in Review

The Wyoming Legislature is in recess for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. Before lawmakers reconvene Tuesday morning we bring you a review of where a number of key bills – including Hathaway scholarships for career technical education, opioid abuse prevention, and limits on switching political parties – stand. #wyleg Keep Reading

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One of first state ‘Kickstart’ companies in operation

One of the first companies to receive a new type of economic development grant from the state of Wyoming has started operations in Cheyenne. Nymbl, financed in part by a $50,000 startup grant from Kickstart: Wyoming, uses its proprietary software to help companies sell and deliver small quantities of imprinted merchandise. Keep Reading

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In the Platte Valley, ice fishing derby a community affair

Ice anglers from several states are on Saratoga Lake this weekend for the annual Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby. The weekend, always the third in January, includes a special Small Fry Derby for children under age 14. Last weekend Platte Valley kids took to Treasure Island Pond on the Silver Spur Ranch to learn all the… Keep Reading

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Super Blood Wolf Moon could be hidden by winter storm

Total lunar eclipse to occur Sunday during moon’s closest orbit to Earth By Ike Fredregill, Cowboy State Daily (Image credit: NASA) When the moon hits your eye like a big cherry pie, that’s a Super Blood Wolf Moon, aka total lunar eclipse, and it’s happening Sunday night. “A lunar eclipse is when the moon passes… Keep Reading

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Wyoming businesses come to furloughed federal workers aid

Across the state, locals are stepping up to help those affected by shutdown By Ike Fredregill, Cowboy State Daily Wyoming businesses and organizations are coming together in support of federal employees who have been furloughed because of the record-breaking federal government shutdown. Throughout the state, locals are offering discounts and interest-free lines of credit to… Keep Reading

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Resolution would declare “Women’s Suffrage Day” in Wyoming

By Cowboy State Daily An official “Women’s Suffrage Day” would be commemorated in December under legislation approved in its first Senate review Friday. SJR 3 would declare Dec. 10 as Women’s Suffrage Day. Senator Affie Ellis, R-Cheyenne, tells Cowboy State Daily’s Bob Geha that the bill’s sponsors include every woman serving in the Legislature. Ellis… Keep Reading

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Convention of States seeks constitutional convention

A former legislator is heading the effort in Wyoming to hold a constitutional convention to consider amendments to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and impose term limits on members of Congress. Nathan Winters tells Cowboy State Daily’s Bob Geha that the Convention of States is a national effort started five years ago to… Keep Reading

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Bill would limit amount of information provided on public pay

By Cowboy State Daily A bill that would limit the amount of information provided in official notices about how much public employees are paid cleared a House committee Thursday. HB 146 would remove the names of county and city public employees from a list that is published in the state’s newspapers. Under current law, that… Keep Reading

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