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Wyoming League of Women Voters Offering Help on Voting

October 29, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming League of Women Voters is offering help for those may be confused on how to vote on judicial retentions in next week’s election. The group’s website has a map of judicial districts and which judges are on the ballot to be retained. It also includes links to the judge’s score from the state bar association. VisitWyomingLWV.org for more information

Wyoming Has Best Business Tax System

October 29, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming has the best business tax system in the country, according to a new index. The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index compares states’ tax systems. Wyoming, Nevada and South Dakota ranked high because they have nocorporate or individual income tax. Montana came in at number six. Idaho came in at number 19

Two Weeks Left to Vote By Absentee Ballot

October 24, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Secretary of State says with less than two weeks left to vote by absentee ballot, more than 12,000 people across the state have already cast their ballots. That accounts for nearly 5 percent of all registered voters. Secretary of State Max Maxfield says county clerks received more than 23,000 requests for absentee ballots and more than half of those have been returned. Absentee voting for the General Election ends on November 3, the day before the General Election. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot by contacting their county clerk

Internet Has Come A Long Way in Wyoming

October 23, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Internet access and speed in Wyoming has come a long way in recent years but more needs to be done to prepare for the future. At the third annual Wyoming Broadband Summit Tuesday, Gov. Matt Mead said the state has expanded Ethernet speeds from two counties in 2011 to all 23 today. He said residents are also benefiting from the Wyoming Unified Network which will connect broadband infrastructure across the state for schools and state agencies. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that more than half of the state’s school districts have already hooked up to the high-speed network

Same Sex Marriage Now Allowed

October 22, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Same-sex couples can now be married in Wyoming. On Tuesday, attorneys for the state said they would not challenge the decision of a federal judge who struck down Wyoming’s law which defined marriage as between one man and one woman.  The Associated Press reports there haven’t been many weddings as of yet. A study released last month found there were only about 700 same-sex couples in the state.

Wyoming Medicare Recipients Pay Less

October 21, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

People in Wyoming on Medicare are set to pay $1.5 million less than expected for health care next year. Federal officials tell the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle that the Affordable Care Act has slowed the growth of health-care costs for those on Medicare in Wyoming. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the act helped save Medicare recipients in Wyoming nearly $17 million on prescription drugs this year.

Heroin Overdoses Are Up

October 17, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says fatal heroin overdoses are up in the state. Officials tell the Associated Press there have been seven deaths so far this year. There were six in 2013 and two in 2012. Kebin Haller, deputy director of operations for the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation, says the heroin situation is “alarming.”

Decision on Gay Marriage Scheduled for Monday

October 17, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

A decision is scheduled for Monday on the future of gay marriage in Wyoming. At a hearing on Thursday in Casper, a federal judge heard arguments from four same-sex couples arguing the state should stop enforcing its ban on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl said he will release his decision by 5 pm on Monday.

Gay Marriage Included in Debate

October 10, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Four gubernatorial candidates debated the future of Wyoming Thursday night. One topic at the debate at Casper College was whether the candidates support gay marriage. Gov. Matt Mead, who is seeking re-election, and Independent Don Wills said they oppose it. Democrat Pete Gosar and Libertarian Dee Cozzens said they support it. The election will be held Nov. 4

Wyoming Officials Defend Gay Marriage Ban

October 9, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off

Wyoming officials will continue to defend a state ban on gay marriage. Gov. Matt Mead tells the Associated Press he does not have the authority to void the state’s constitution which says marriage is between one man and one woman. Four same-sex couples have filed suit against the state seeking to marry immediately

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  • Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014
    High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening.  Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming.  Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Daytime […]
  • Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014
    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
  • Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014
    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
  • Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014
    The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]

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