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  • Laramie, Albany counties in 'chaos' after redistricting move

    Joel Funk,|Jan 20, 2022

    Power struggles between lawmakers reverted at least a quarter of Wyoming’s legislative redistricting map back to square one during a contentious meeting Wednesday in Casper. With time ticking down before the 2022 budget session convenes in Cheyenne in February, members of the Legislature’s Joint Corporations, Elections, and Political Subdivisions Committee narrowly voted to adopt a plan involving significant changes for communities along the Interstate 80 corridor in southern Wyoming. While some lawmakers called it a compromise, others cal...

  • Pro-police marchers rally in Laramie

    Joel Funk, Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 23, 2020

    LARAMIE — Dozens of American and Blue Lives Matter flags flew at the corner of Third Street and Grand Avenue Saturday as pro-police demonstrators filled the intersections’ four corners. The demonstration was loosely organized by local citizen groups looking to show support for law enforcement amid protests against police brutality and racism that have seen supporters calling for reforms or even defunding police agencies. Brandon Homan, who led marchers from the American Legion Post 14 to the...