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Open Records Bill Passes The House

Wyoming is a step closer to having a new public records law. The House passed Senate File 57 that sets up deadlines for governmental agencies to respond to a public records request and puts in place an ombudsman whose job is to make sure those requests are met.

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2019 Wyoming Legislative Coverage

Wyoming Public Radio will bring you coverage of the 2019 legislative session. Read and listen to our stories with links to bills and live streams from the session.

Country Singer-Songwriter Corb Lund On Wyoming Sounds

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Grady Kirkpatrick

Corb Lund performance and interview on Wyoming Sounds recorded on 2/21/19.

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Already this year, two Wyoming inmates have died from apparent suicide. The incidents have raised questions about the impact of staffing and bed shortages.


A Senate committee has voted 4-1 to approve a bill that would require doctors who perform abortions to document how many times they have performed the procedure.

National Park Service

Yellowstone National Park may add more seasonal housing for their employees and is seeking public comment on a proposal. This comes after Yellowstone Lodges built five new lodging facilities in Canyon Village, which increased the guest capacity to about 2,200 people per night.

Oil and gas drilling on Butler’s property.
Cooper McKim

A bill that would give a severance tax exemption to encourage oil and gas producers to re-open shut down wells will go to the House Floor.

People listen to proceedings in the Wyoming House of Representatives
Bob Beck

A bill that would remove county zoning authority from over private schools has received initial support from the Wyoming House of Representatives.

A recent study backs up longstanding research that the oil boom in the Bakken region of Montana and North Dakota contributed to a significant increase in violence in the surrounding communities.

It’s a final four of sorts, but it has nothing to do with basketball.

Idaho and Wyoming are now among only four states that do not fund preschool, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.


Edith Clements received her PhD in Botany from University of Nebraska in 1904. Her husband Frederic was also a botanist. The Clements spent many years traveling the US together doing research and teaching.

Edith was an illustrator. She drew plants for her own books and other publications.

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Jackson has seen the most snowfall of any February in recent history and that's led to some dangerous avalanche conditions.


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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with ProPublica's Sebastian Rotella on his reporting that the Trump administration shifted resources away from border smuggling investigations and toward more deportations.

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A federal judge barred Roger Stone from talking publicly about his case on Thursday after a post appeared on his Instagram account that criticized her.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected apologies offered by Stone, both in writing and in person in a hearing in Washington, D.C. She added him to an existing gag order that forbade attorneys and others from talking about the ongoing case.

Human rights violations and abuses that have grown routine against civilians and children in the world's youngest country, may constitute war crimes, according to a new report by the U.N.'s Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan outlining acts of brutality committed in 2018.

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