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Lawmakers reject property tax increase

Members of the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee rejected a bill to raise the state's property tax during their meeting Monday in Cheyenne.

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Wyoming sets out to document hate

For several months, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Wyoming Advisory Committee has been serving as the federal agency’s eyes and ears in the Equality State, traveling the state in their investigation of just how prevalent hate actually is in Wyoming.

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Girlfriend charged as accessory in stabbing and other news from around the state

NEWS BRIEFS for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019

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Fremont County attorney questions inquest

Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun has several legal concerns about the public inquest planned in the matter of a fatal, officer-involved shooting that took place Sept. 21 in Riverton.

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Fatal Crash West Of Laramie

This is the 131st fatality on Wyoming’s roadways in 2019 compared to 95 in 2018, 113 in 2017, and 96 in 2016 to date

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High court weighs gun case Attorneys debate application of ‘stand your ground’ law

Ambiguous language in a 2018 law means the Wyoming Supreme Court might have to review every criminal case that involves certain self-defense provisions, a supreme court justice said Thursday.

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Rawlins mother says food alternatives could save a trip to the hospital

According to the Food and Drug Administration, 5.6 million children in U.S are allergic to one of the eight food allergens: soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat. Of that figure, 2.24 million are allergic to more than one of these food products.

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Woman faces charges in knife attack death

Rachelle Lynch is facing manslaughter charges after telling a Riverton Police Department detective that she used a knife to attack a man.

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Weekend: Quebec 01 missile alert facility dedicated as state historic site

Quebec 01, the only Peacekeeper Missile Alert Facility in the world and a crucial factor in ending the Cold War, sits just 30 miles north of Cheyenne.

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Welder builds 16,000-pound vehicle

For the former Douglas resident, it’s less about prepping and more about allowing his creative mind to run amok. When that happens, his hands craft the unimaginable.

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Trump highlights Wyoming man’s battle with EPA

Agency over a pond he had built on his property, was a special guest of the president during a Wednesday news conference on the executive orders in Washington D.C.

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Committee advances bill on gambling regulation

“Due to the complexity of gaming today, constant changes, self-regulation or regulation at a local level is a disservice to the wagering public."

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Blackjewel under investigation for fraud

The federal government has been investigating Blackjewel for potential fraud since before the company filed for bankruptcy

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UW grilled over scholarship changes

“So it’s more valuable to be the 38th best running back in the state of Texas graduating from high school than the top student we graduate in a year academically in the state of Wyoming?”

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Out-of-state Democrat announces U.S. House bid in Wyoming

The only Democratic candidate so far to announce her intent to run for Wyoming’s sole seat in the U.S House of Representatives plans to officially visit the Cowboy State for the first time next year.

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Airbnbs cause stir in Centennial

Some residents from Centennial are pushing Albany County officials to regulate Airbnbs in the town after complaining they’ve become a nuisance.

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Kanye hosts Sunday Service in Cody

Kanye West, a 21-time Grammy award winning hip hop artist, held his spiritual event at the Robbie Powwow Garden outside the center, with crowds packing the entire grounds around the stage.

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Pop-up Trump store successful in Wyoming

Vaughn Smith’s pop-up shop dedicated to all things Donald has definitely caught a great deal of attention in Douglas throughout the past week.

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UW issues first apology to Black 14

Tom Burman, athletic director for the University of Wyoming, delivered history’s first apology from the university to the Black 14 on Friday evening.

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Fire that forced Jackson evacuations blamed on balloons

A bundle of Mylar balloons tangled with power lines and created an electric arc that started the 255-acre Saddle Butte Fire, investigators confirmed Monday night.

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Free old national park cabin draws dozens of inquiries

A Jackson HOA is giving away an old cabin.

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Homeowners, association settle year-long paint battle

Kelly and Debra Hennessy has agreed to repaint their home in accordance with HOA guidelines after a contentious fight.

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Hybrid fish in Curt Gowdy reservoir approaching size for harvest

A hybrid species of carnivorous fish introduced into Upper North Crow Reservoir in Curt Gowdy State Park several years ago is getting big enough to give anglers a good fight.

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