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  • The long road to a rural school

    Carrie Haderlie, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 29, 2024

    CHEYENNE - Seven-year-old Emmitt Anderson stood tall in the Wyoming House of Representatives gallery Wednesday. With his cowboy hat off and his hand over his heart, he enunciated each word in the Pledge of Allegiance. His little sister, Waverly, peeked down at the House floor full of lawmakers below, wearing a bright pink dress with two pigtail buns bouncing in the air. On Tuesday, the children's parents, Anna and Carson Anderson, drove the family to the Capitol from the Slow and Easy Ranch...

  • House: Repeal gun free zones near Wyoming schools

    Carrie Haderlie, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 15, 2024

    CHEYENNE - A bill that would repeal bans on concealed carry firearms in Wyoming's public schools, community colleges, at the University of Wyoming and in many public government buildings passed introduction Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. "Ninety-four percent of mass shootings, and I've seen all the way up to 98% of mass shootings, happened in gun free zones. Why? Because killers don't want bullets fired back," Rep. Jeremy Haroldson, R-Wheatland, said of "House Bill 125, Repeal... Full story

  • Legislature approves 62-31 redistricting plan

    Carrie Haderlie, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 17, 2022

    CHEYENNE — Both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature gave final approval Friday night to a redistricting plan that increases their numbers by three to 62 representatives and 31 senators. With less than two hours left until a midnight deadline, the Senate voted 17-12, with one absent, to adopt the plan finalized earlier in the day by a joint conference committee. The vote came shortly after the House had approved the plan by a 44-12 vote, with four absent. The votes came at the end of a long day of debate, which itself followed a six-month redist...

  • Legislature rejects Medicaid expansion

    Jasmine Hall and Carrie Haderlie, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 3, 2022

    CHEYENNE — Attempts were made in both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature on Friday to amend the 2023-24 biennium budget to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 20,000 residents without health insurance. Both failed. In the Senate, amendment author Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, tried to appeal to his colleagues by sharing his own emotional experience without health care almost a decade ago. He said he lost his business in his divorce, and, with it, his health insurance. In the same year, he found out he had stage-three melanoma cancer, and the m...

  • Latest redistricting plan: add 3 more lawmakers

    Carrie Haderlie, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 3, 2022

    CHEYENNE — Lawmakers are considering increasing the size of the Legislature to 62 representatives and 31 senators after discussion during a months-long redistricting process has often resulted in gridlock. For many years, the Wyoming Legislature has been made up of 30 senators and 60 representatives. But Sen. Tara Nethercott, R-Cheyenne, said during Thursday’s Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee meeting that a change in size would be neither new nor profound. “Historically, the Legislature has had even...

  • Legislator proposes way to end school lunch waste

    Carrie Haderlie, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 5, 2020

    SHERIDAN — One state legislator from Gillette was a school principal for years, and was always astonished at the amount of food wasted every lunch period. In the years since, schools across Wyoming have tried to reduce waste. Some do lunch time head counts, tallying exactly how many children will eat hot lunch so the kitchen can prepare a reasonable amount; some schools have instituted a “share table” where kids can drop off unwanted, unopened food and drink items to share or donate; and other schools practice “offer versus serve” as a way to...

  • Climbing ranger hired to address concerns in Ten Sleep Canyon

    Carrie Haderlie, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 8, 2019

    SHERIDAN — This summer, the Bighorn National Forest is taking steps to address concerns about climbing impacts in the West Ten Sleep Canyon after tension in the area for months. The agency is working on a climbing management plan, and has hired a seasonal climbing ranger, according to Traci Weaver, Powder River District Ranger for the forest. Construction of new climbing routes or trails is prohibited, according to a media release on July 19, but these regulations are not new. “In reality, these are federal regulations that we have had all alo...