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Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon is touring the state with a focus on combating childhood hunger. According to No Kid Hungry, a campaign by the hunger and poverty nonprofit Share Our Strength, one in six kids in Wyoming struggle with hunger and only 32 percent of kids who need school breakfast are getting it. Gordon stopped…

Wyoming lawmakers have voted to advance a bill raising the state minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that lawmakers aim to limit minors’ access to tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewable tobacco and nicotine-infused vapor products. Officials say the bill was one of several being considered by lawmakers…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from hunters this fall to collect samples from mule deer bucks for chronic wasting disease testing in targeted areas of the Bighorn Basin. Hunters are a very important component in helping Game and Fish understand the disease and achieve CWD monitoring goals. Game and Fish is asking…

Wyoming’s first case of vaping-associated lung illness has been confirmed in a Uinta County resident, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The young adult was hospitalized with severe lung disease. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH states quote–“many states have already reported vaping-associated lung illness, including six deaths. The…

Americans continue to rack up credit card debt at an alarming rate–this according to a study by the personal finance website WalletHub. Americans added a record $35.6 billion in credit card debt in the second quarter of 2019. Wyomingites are only responsible for about $62.1 million of that total–the 2nd least in the entire country.…

The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 44-year-old man has died after his vehicle crashed into the rear of a school bus carrying a middle school football team. Lt. Travis Hauser tells KTWO-AM that eight students and the bus driver suffered minor injuries and were treated and released after the accident, which occurred about 8:30 p.m.…

Members of Governor Gordon’s Big Game Migration Corridor Advisory Group issued a range of recommendations to the Governor. Among them is a call for the Governor to issue an Executive Order (EO) to create a state-directed program that would codify policies that balance conservation with multiple-use opportunities. The core aim of the recommendations is to…

A proposal to boost state revenue by storing spent nuclear fuel in Wyoming would only raise about $10 million a year. The Casper Star-Tribune reports a panel of state lawmakers heard about the proposal on Thursday and will consider whether that amount is worth the political battle to make it a reality. The discussion of…

Deer–elk and moose hunters in Wyoming need to make a plan for transporting and disposing of processed carcasses this season. Due to the state’s chronic wasting disease positive status–regulations are in place to limit the spread within Wyoming and to other states. Wyoming’s regulations require deer–elk and moose hunters transport only the following items within…

Education Week’s 23rd annual report card–Quality Counts 2019– ranks Wyoming sixth nationally in education quality–up one spot from seventh nationally in 2018. Once again–Wyoming scored the highest among western states–and first in the nation in school finance. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jilian Balow said of the ranking–quote–“It is always positive news to see Wyoming…


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