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  • Military academy closure draws concern

    Jonathan Make, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 6, 2022

    CHEYENNE – The unexpected closure of a military-like academy for Wyoming high schoolers in Guernsey drew concern and sadness, sentiments that were universally expressed among all of the stakeholders who reacted to the disclosure. Some thought the news emerged in a disorganized fashion. Parents can pick up their kids, as in-person teaching is winding down this month. The youth can go to other states’ similar programs, or they can participate remotely in academics, through their current term that lasts a few more months. “I think most of the p...

  • Session sees some wins for Wyoming blockchain

    Jonathan Make, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 31, 2022

    CHEYENNE — This past session of the Legislature was a mostly productive time for Wyoming’s burgeoning digital money industry. These organizations use massive amounts of computing power – along with correspondingly large portions of electricity – to rapidly perform calculations in order to virtually mint digital currency. They scored some legislative wins at the state Capitol in this past session, which wrapped up earlier this month. As detailed in a recent article in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, these virtual miners got some changes to state l...

  • Gordon vetoes crypto bills, doesn't sign legislative redistricting plan

    Jonathan Make, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 31, 2022

    CHEYENNE —In perhaps Gov. Mark Gordon’s final action regarding bills that passed the state Legislature during its recently completed budget session, he vetoed some legislation Friday and allowed others to become law without his signature. One such bill that can proceed, although without the governor’s explicit approval, is the Legislature’s redistricting plan. State lawmakers voted to add three colleagues after the next election, and the bill therefore has gone by the moniker of the 62-31 plan. In his message explaining why he was not OK’ing...

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