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Is A Wyoming Law For Undocumented Workers Making Workplaces More Dangerous?

A 25-year-old immigrant got a job working for a landscaping company in Jackson. One day, he was out mowing a lawn. "I had an accident. A coworker drove over my foot with a machine," he said. As an undocumented worker, he was immediately worried.

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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.

University of Wyoming had strict rules in the women's dorms. Records from an early Dean of Women named Luella Galliver give us a glimpse.

From 1932 to 1946, young women had to withdraw from school for drinking and staying out overnight. Records show some "secret marriages." One young woman had a secret marriage and stole a car.

In the 1960s women in the dorms had to sign out to leave. They had a curfew. Rebellious students that did not sign in and out had to withdraw from school.

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A bill under discussion in the Wyoming legislature called tax liability mineral production may not sound important, but Sheridan Representative Cyrus Western, and other legislators, assure that it is. Counties see it as a step towards recovering taxes owed to them from mineral companies - ad valorem taxes.

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A Gillette art and framing shop held a show over the weekend featuring three generations of artists to spotlight the region's art community.

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More than 750 days into the Trump administration and the Department of Interior may be violating a little known-law. The Vacancies Act was designed specifically for top federal positions that are nominated by the president and need Senate approval. Anne Joseph O'Connell is an expert on the federal law and a professor of law at Stanford University.

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Cody is named after William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, but what not many know is that this was a strategic choice. George Beck, a Wyoming politician and entrepreneur, was the first one to pitch the idea of building a canal in the Bighorn Basin, specifically around present-day Cody region.

“He [Beck] learned that Cody was coming to town and they decided to recruit Buffalo Bill because Buffalo Bill would be the greatest promoter for any project or investment here in the Bighorn Basin,” said Jeremy Johnston, the curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum. 

In 1925 8-year-old Robert Bloch saw "The Phantom of the Opera". He was terrified when Lon Chaney removed his mask. That terror also sparked Bloch's interest in horror and sci-fi.

By the 1930s Bloch began writing to sci-fi author H.P. Lovecraft.

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Prairie Wildfire live on Wyoming Sounds recorded 02/16/19.

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Wyoming Game and Fish Director Scott Talbott has retired after 35 years in the department. He was appointed director in 2011. During his tenure, wolves were taken off Endangered Species Act protections and guided the department towards adopting a new strategic plan. Wyoming Public Radio's Kamila Kudelska asked Talbott what his greatest achievement as director is.

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Wyoming Senator Eli Bebout is finishing his 12th legislative session in the Senate after 14 years in the House. He was first elected as a Democrat from Fremont County in 1986.

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Two years ago, this February, University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols launched a sexual misconduct task force. This fall the group, more commonly known as the NO MORE Campaign, released a five-year strategic plan that calls for changes like more bystander intervention training and increased support for survivors in the aftermath of an assault.

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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says his department will stop serving "no knock" search warrants, weeks after a raid on a house left two married suspects dead and five officers injured. Acevedo also reiterated that the officer who led that raid may face criminal charges.

"The no-knock warrant's going to go away, kind of like leaded gasoline in our city," Acevedo said. He added that raids that stem from those warrants would only be used in very limited cases — and that they would not be used to nab people suspected of dealing small amounts of drugs.

The beleaguered USA Gymnastics has named a new President and CEO — its fourth in two years — as the sport's governing body battles criticism that it ignored and even enabled widespread sex abuse by former doctor Larry Nassar.

For years, Spain had avoided the rise of far-right populists, dodging a trend sweeping other parts of Europe.

But recently, that all changed.

President Trump is pushing forward to launch a space force as a new branch of the military – but it would at first be under the umbrella of the Air Force. The proposal requires an act of Congress.

This represents at least a temporary shift –Trump had stated that he wanted a space force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.

A space force is an often-repeated goal of the administration, announced by Trump last June as a sixth branch of the armed forces to ensure "American dominance in space."

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says it's not normal for the bureau to open investigations into the president.

"We don't have a lot of experience with investigating presidents of the United States," McCabe says. "There is not a standard S.O.P. on the shelf that you pull down to say, 'Here's how it's done.'"

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