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Law marks turning point for LGBTQ rights in Wyoming. How did we get here?

2023 law banning transgender girls from competing in girls sporting events breaks with state’s 46-year tradition of defeating bills to restrict LGBTQ civil rights. Maggie Mullen, WyoFile As a wave of legislation restricting transgender rights swept through statehouses across the country this year, Wyoming broke with what some say is a decades-long tradition of blocking […]

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County clerks pen letter to Secretary of State Gray refuting election denier

The County Clerks’ Association of Wyoming is refuting the claims of a prominent election denier who toured the state in March and April, giving public presentations in six counties and meeting privately with some lawmakers and Secretary of State Chuck Gray. Douglas Frank, a former high school math and science teacher from Ohio, also discussed his assertions of voter fraud with several county clerks. 

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Noting ‘minor flaws,’ Wyoming governor allows bill restricting crossover party voting into law

CASPER, Wyo. — A bill restricting when Wyoming voters can change party affiliation appears to be headed into law. According to a release from Governor Mark Gordon’s office issued late Thursday night, the governor notified House Speaker Albert Sommers that he would allow House Bill 103 to take effect without the governor’s signature. “There were […]

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Governor announces co-chairs of 2023 Wyoming Inauguration Committee

CASPER, Wyo. — The candidates who won elections to Wyoming’s five statewide office seats during the 2022 General Election will be sworn in during the Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, Wyoming Inauguration Ceremony. Annemarie and Dave Picard have been selected as co-chairs of the Wyoming Inauguration Committee, Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced Thursday. “[First Lady] Jennie […]

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Gov. Gordon ‘humbled’ by large voter support for second term

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Mark Gordon says he is “humbled” by the large voter turnout that will see him in the position for a second term. In unofficial results released by the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office, Gordon received 143,664 votes while Democratic challenger Theresa Livingston received 30,676 and Libertarian candidate Jared Baldes received 8,154. […]

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Wyoming voters approve Amendment A, opening door to new revenue source for local governments

CASPER, Wyo. — During the 2022 General Election, Wyoming voters were asked to consider an amendment to the Wyoming Constitution that would remove restrictions prohibiting local governments from investing in stocks and equities. With all 23 counties reporting after midnight, roughly 57% of voters — 103,366 voters — cast a vote in favor of Constitutional […]

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Wyoming voters reject Constitutional Amendment B, deciding to leave judge retirement age at 70

CASPER, Wyo. — During the General Election, voters rejected an amendment to the Wyoming Constitution to raise the mandatory retirement age for Wyoming Supreme Court justices and district court judges. About 60% of voters cast a vote against Constitutional Amendment B, according to the Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office. With all 23 counties reporting after […]

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Casper native Megan Degenfelder wins election to serve as Wyoming’s next superintendent

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Megan Degenfelder has won the 2022 General Election race for Wyoming superintendent of public instruction. Degenfelder, a Casper native and graduate of Natrona County High School and the University of Wyoming, secured 142,511 votes to defeat Democratic challenger Sergio Maldonado Sr. with 43,251 votes in all 23 counties reporting just after […]

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Martin, Clark secure seats on Bar Nunn Town Council; Boyer unopposed in General Election race for mayor

CASPER, Wyo. — Two seats on the Bar Nunn Town Council were up for election this year. Tyler Martin and incumbent Steven Clark won election to four-year terms during the 2022 General Election, according to unofficial results from the Natrona County Clerk’s Office: Bar Nunn Town Council (four-year terms, two available): Steven Clark: 353 votes (30.64%) […]

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Stedillie, Hopkins, Schmidt, Christopherson win election, emerging from crowded Natrona school board field

CASPER, Wyo. — The race for four seats on the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees saw a crowded field, with 15 candidates appearing on General Election ballots this year. Michael Stedillie, a retired teacher with 41 years of experience in the classroom, secured the most votes during the General Election, according to unofficial […]

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Edwards reelected as Evansville mayor; Machado, Flesvig, Dacia Edwards secure seats on Town Council

CASPER, Wyo. — Incumbent Evansville Mayor Chad Edwards has won reelection to serve another four-year term. Edwards defeated challenger Steve Krohn, according to unofficial results from the Natrona County Clerk’s Office: Evansville Town Mayor (four-year term): Chad Edwards: 360 votes (78.43%) Steve Krohn: 98 votes (21.35%) Unlike the City of Casper, the mayor of Evansville serves […]

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Republican Harriet Hageman wins election to U.S. House in Wyoming’s at-large Congressional District

CASPER, Wyo. — Republican Harriet Hageman will be Wyoming’s next representative in the U.S. House of Representatives after winning the 2022 General Election. Hageman secured 132,172 votes with all 23 counties reporting after midnight, besting challengers Lynnette Grey Bull (Democrat), Richard Brubaker (Libertarian) and Marissa Joy Selvig (Constitution Party), according to unofficial results from the […]