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USDA Promises It’s Not Trying To Take Away School Lunch Money Over Transgender, Gay Rights

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Despite launching a national transgender- and gay-rights policy change tied to federal meals funding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has now pledged in court that it’s not trying to take away school lunch money, mandate alternate pronouns, or mix bathrooms and sports.

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Barrasso, Lummis Blast Biden For Executive Order Forgiving Millions Of Dollars In Student Debt

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Wyoming Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis on Wednesday blasted President Biden for eliminating millions in student debt through executive order. “This is an insult to every American who played by the rules and worked hard to responsibly pay off their debt.”

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Eathorne Calls Plaintiffs In Superintendent Lawsuit “RINOs,” “Cheney Supporters”

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Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Frank Eathorne lashed out Wednesday at the multiple plaintiffs who brought a lawsuit against the party over the way it selected nominees for an open statewide office, calling them “RINOs” and “Cheney supporters.”

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Due to Pandemic-Related Teacher Shortage, UW Students Encouraged To Substitute Teach

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Gov. Mark Gordon and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, in a letter sent to students at the UW’s College of Education, asked those who are certified as substitute teachers to act as substitutes during the period between the UW’s fall and spring semesters.

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Computer standards to get another look in Riverton meeting

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Wyoming computer science standards in K-12 education

“It’s not a question of how important it is to the future; it is the future,” Trowbridge said of computer technology. “Every bit of the future for Wyoming is going to require computer science skills. If you do not know 20 to 25 years from now how to talk to computers, how to write code, you will not have a job. Plain and simple.”

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