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Shot down, resuscitated: Hunting fee hike still alive

By Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com CHEYENNE—A once-dead measure that would boost the price of some nonresident deer and pronghorn hunting licenses by as much as 300% has been revived. Although it enjoyed support from a Gov. Mark Gordon-appointed committee and hunting advocacy groups, Senate…

House passes tax relief expansion

By Sophia Boyd-Fliegel Jackson Hole Daily Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — Wyoming lawmakers in the House passed two bills Thursday to expand property tax relief programs. The votes came in the wake of a year when many homeowners across…

Barrasso, Lummis introduce bills to safeguard Second Amendment rights

CHEYENNE  (WNE) — Citing their commitment to defending the Second Amendment rights of Wyoming residents, U.S. Sens. John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis, both R-Wyo., joined their colleagues in introducing three bills on Wednesday: the Stop Harassing Owners of Rifles Today…

Trans athlete bill advances

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —There’s an experience that Sen. Wendy Schuler comes back to often when she explains why she wants to restrict transgender athletes from competing on female school sports teams. She…

Interstate 80 mayhem: Two major pile ups cause extended closure, shelters to open

By Carrie Haderlie Laramie Boomerang Via- Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — The Red Cross of Wyoming has set up more temporary shelters this winter than in recent years, a representative said Monday after multiple incidents on Interstate 80 left dozens…

Chemical abortion ban bill clears Senate

By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via- Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE —  A bill that would ban chemical abortions and drugs associated with the procedure cleared the Senate on Friday afternoon. Sen. Tim Salazar, R-Riverton, has been a staunch supporter…

Ban on gender-affirming treatment for transgender youth advances

By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —Person after person sat before the Senate Labor Committee on Friday and implored lawmakers to act in the best interest of Wyoming’s kids. But there was stark disagreement over…

Bill for $5.25 million to fortify border passes committee

JACKSON (WNE) — Some legislators want to send millions out of state to help build a border wall and transport migrants from southwest states to sanctuary cities. Titled “Border wall and sanctuary city transport,” the bill proposes that the governor…

WHP: Driver was on meth

By Sofia Saric Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER —Prosecutors formally charged a Utah man with five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide on Wednesday in connection with a multi-car wreck that authorities say resulted from him driving the wrong…

Planning commissioners give nod to bigger cell towers at Teton Village

JACKSON (WNE) — Planning commissioners voted unanimously Monday to recommend that Teton County approve the addition of two new cellular communication antennas in Teton Village that would exceed former height restrictions. The proposal, put forward by Coal Creek Consulting on…