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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Pelosi spoke of the…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials expect moderate to extreme drought to persist and spread throughout Wyoming. The multiyear drought is the state’s worst since 2013. Last year was Wyoming’s fifth driest and 16th warmest since 1895, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. Even parts of the state with average or above-average precipitation got it earlier in the…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bitterly divided U.S. Senate panel deadlocked Thursday on President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee vast government-owned lands in the West, as Democrats united behind a nominee whose credibility was assailed by Republicans over her links to a 1989 environmental sabotage case. The 10-10 tie in the Senate Energy and Natural…

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is allowing truck drivers to work longer hours while they deliver fuel that might be needed for firefighting aircraft. So far this summer, Wyoming hasn’t had significant fuel shortages or major wildfires. Gov. Mark Gordon’s office described Tuesday’s executive order as a preemptive measure due to high fuel demand…

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol found video it said was missing but will still face penalties in a lawsuit from a Wyoming man who accused a trooper of making an illegal U-turn in front of his pickup truck, forcing him into a ditch to avoid a collision and injuring him. Judge Kathy…

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — After rolling triumphantly into Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park waving an American flag on Independence Day, Dusty Campbell promptly collapsed onto the grass. There, the 31-year-old physical therapist was met by a small crowd and a barrage of puppy kisses from his German and Dutch Shepherd, Koa., the Jackson Hole News…

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Going carb-free may be the diet du jour for people looking to drop a few pounds, but when it comes to re-imagining the Powder River Basin’s coal-dependent economy, many believe in carbon-loading. Even as PRB thermal coal production has declined by more than 50% over the past decade, more research, innovation…

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A new U.S. report says coal production in Wyoming, the nation’s top coal mining state, fell by 21% in 2020 from the previous year, caused in part by reduced demand during the coronavirus pandemic, low natural gas prices and a longstanding move away from fossil fuels to cheaper and cleaner-burning natural…

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to oversee U.S. lands in the Western states stonewalled a 1989 investigation into the sabotage of an Idaho timber sale, a former federal law enforcement officer alleged in a letter released Thursday. The former U.S. Forest Service special agent claims that as a 23-year-old environmental studies graduate…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage rates were mixed this week. The benchmark 30-year loan fell for the third straight week amid lingering concerns over the recent surge in inflation. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average for the 30-year home loan eased to 2.88% from 2.90% last week, down from its peak this year…


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