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Around Wyoming brings you news from around the state, keeping you informed with brief updates of stories you may have missed.

Monday, December 5

According to the Wyoming State Historical Society, on December 4, 1890, Wyoming legislators who were spending the night at a local residence in Cheyenne were robbed while they slept. On December 7, 1890, the subject of the sermon at the Rawlins Presbyterian Church was “Choosing a Husband.” And the next day on December 8, 1890, the owner of a Casper meat market gave his household furniture and his wife to the town blacksmith. Also on December 8, but in 1941, the FBI warned Japanese-Americans to "be discreet" in Rawlins. On December 9, 1889, a bill for the admission of Idaho and Wyoming as states was introduced to the U.S. Senate. Wyoming didn’t become a state until July of the next year. On December 9, 1898, the post office was established at Garret. On December 10, 1895, the Laramie Daily Boomerang published E. T. Payton’s letter, “State Insane Asylum,” detailing abuses that were being perpetrated there. On December 10, 1869, Wyoming Territorial Gov. John Campbell signed legislation giving women the right to vote.

Ivy started as a science news intern in the summer of 2019 and has been hooked on broadcast ever since. Her internship was supported by the Wyoming EPSCoR Summer Science Journalism Internship program. In the spring of 2020, she virtually graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in biology with minors in journalism and business. When she’s not writing for WPR, she enjoys baking, reading, playing with her dog, and caring for her many plants.