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Lawmakers back off effort to curb impending Wyoming electricity hike

by Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile Lawmakers agreed Wednesday to change course on a raft of legislation that was hastily thrown together in recent weeks in hopes of heading off Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed 29.2% electricity rate increase. After hearing pleas to proceed with caution, a legislative committee agreed to set aside some of the draft bills, including […]

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Agency that certifies Wyoming’s cops can’t access their files

by Tennessee Watson, WyoFile The state agency that certifies Wyoming’s law enforcement officers doesn’t have the authority it needs to effectively investigate misconduct violations, the agency’s top official says.  The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission has been repeatedly denied access to officers’ personnel records — including those belonging to controversial former Albany County sheriff’s deputy […]

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Legislative committee requests bill draft to provide statewide forensic pathologist

Katie Roenigk, County 10 A legislative committee is moving forward with plans to possibly provide a statewide forensic pathologist to conduct autopsies in Wyoming. The Joint Judiciary Committee asked state staffers to draft a bill this week that would create two such positions. “I think it’s worthy of further conversation,” Wyoming Sen. Bill Landon, R-Casper, said. “I’d rather spend […]