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  • K-12 funding could still collapse

    Kathryn Palmer, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 8, 2021

    CHEYENNE — During the final days of the 2021 legislative session, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow expressed both praise for an imminent K-12 school funding deal and concern for the long-term future of the state’s school funding model. “With the fall of coal and the political attack on domestic oil and gas production, our mineral revenue- dependent education system is seriously just several biennia away from collapse,” Balow said Friday afternoon. She was attending the first in-person monthly luncheon of the Gre...

  • District consolidation proposed

    Kathryn Palmer, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Feb 3, 2021

    CHEYENNE - Facing massive cuts to the state's K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming's 48 school districts into 24. "We, as a Legislature, fully understand that we have to rein in costs for education. Rather than making cuts to teacher salaries, personnel or closing down schools, I thought this was a better avenue to pursue," said Rep. Dan Zwonitzer, R-Cheyenne, who is sponsoring House Bill 77. "I spent two years chairing...

  • Protesters: 'Stop the tyranny'

    Kathryn Palmer, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 6, 2021

    CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Calls to "Stop the tyranny," "Free Wyoming" and make Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon a "one-term governor," were the rallying cries the protesters belted out after about an hour of listening to elected officials and other citizens decry the mask mandate, including outgoing Rep. Scott Clem, R-Gillette, who challenged people to b...

  • Independent candidates seek overhaul of system

    Kathryn Palmer, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 28, 2020

    CHEYENNE – Donald Trump and Joe Biden were no-shows, but the last presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle happened Saturday night among little-known independent candidates at the Little America Hotel and Resort in Cheyenne. While each candidate is running on a different platform, all of them share the same belief that the country’s two-party election system is flawed and ripe for revision. Distant from both Washington and the disruptive tone set during Biden and Trump’s face-off a few weeks ago, the candidates who debated here stuck...

  • Health officials: Masks are key for schools

    Kathryn Palmer, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 23, 2020

    CHEYENNE – After at least one teacher and one student at McCormick Junior High School tested positive for COVID-19 last week, the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department is urging continued use of face masks among all students and staff. “Masks, for the time-being, are the next best thing to actually having a vaccine,” Dr. Stan Hartman, county health officer, told the Laramie County School District 1 Board of Trustees at a meeting Monday night. “Right now, having students wearing masks whenever they cannot properly social distance is the key...

  • Footage aids in acquittal

    Kathryn Palmer, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 29, 2020

    CHEYENNE -- Laramie County District Judge Steven Sharpe acquitted Michael Abrams of two felony counts of attempting to injure a police officer Thursday afternoon. “The system worked in this case,” Robert Moxley, Abrams’ attorney, told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle on Friday morning. “If we hadn’t had body cameras, they could have said anything they wanted to. Those things saved Michael.” The acquittal came after trial lawyers and Sharpe spent roughly two hours Thursday reviewing the police body camera footage of the incident in question, w...

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