Tag Archives: Wyoming

Wife Of GOP Sen. John Barrasso Dies Of Brain Cancer

Fox News reports: Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wy., the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, announced on Thursday that his wife, Bobbi, died after a two-year battle with glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. “After a courageous battle with cancer, Bobbi is now at peace and at home with the Lord,” Barrasso said in a statement. “In addition to being a …

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Woman Must Pay $300K For Torching WY Abortion Clinic

The Associated Press reports: A judge has ordered a woman who set fire to Wyoming’s only full-service abortion clinic to pay nearly $300,000 in restitution, the full amount sought by prosecutors. Lorna Green is serving five years in prison for burning Wellspring Health Access weeks before the clinic was set to open in Casper in 2022. The fire gutted the …

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Wyoming Abortion Pills Ban

NPR reports: Abortion pills will remain legal in Wyoming for now, after a judge ruled Thursday that the state’s first-in-the-nation law to ban them won’t take effect July 1 as planned while a lawsuit proceeds. Attorneys for Wyoming failed to show that the ban wouldn’t harm the plaintiffs before their lawsuit is resolved, Teton County Judge Melissa Owens ruled after …

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Court Temporarily Blocks Wyoming’s New Abortion Ban

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: Abortion is legal again in Wyoming after a Teton County judge Wednesday temporarily blocked a new ban on the procedure while a new legal challenge winds through the courts. The Life is a Human Right Act took effect on midnight Saturday after Gov. Mark Gordon [photo] allowed it to become law without his signature. The legislation, …

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Lawsuit Seeks To Block Wyoming’s Abortion Pills Ban

The Associated Press reports: Abortion-rights supporters filed an amended lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block Wyoming’s new abortion pill ban from taking effect. A group hoping to open what would be the state’s second clinic offering abortions filed the amended lawsuit days after Republican Gov. Mark Gordon signed what is the nation’s first explicit ban on abortion pills. Absent court intervention, …

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WY Gov Bans Abortion Pills “After Extensive Prayer”

The New York Times reports: Wyoming on Friday night became the first state to ban the use of abortion pills, adding momentum to a growing push by conservative states and anti-abortion groups to target medication abortion, the method now used in a majority of pregnancy terminations in the United States. Medication abortion is already outlawed in states that have total …

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Wyoming GOP Opposes Bill To Ban Child Marriage

Newsweek reports: The Wyoming Republican Party is seeking to kill a bill working its way through the state Legislature proposing to raise the state’s legal marriage age to 16, arguing that putting “arbitrary” limits on child marriage interferes with parental rights and religious liberty. The bill—which already passed the Republican-controlled Wyoming House of Representatives on a 36-25 vote late last …

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GOP Wyoming Reps Seek To Ban Sales Of Electric Cars

The Hill reports: A group of GOP Wyoming state lawmakers want to end electric vehicle sales there by 2035, saying the move will help safeguard oil and gas industries. The measure, introduced to the state legislature on Friday, was sponsored by six state legislators, who said in it that electric vehicles will hinder Wyoming’s ability to trade with other states. …

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Wyoming GOP Hails “Awesome” Extremist Site Gab

Media Matters reports: The Wyoming Republican Party recently told followers that “Gab is an awesome platform … Head over to Gab and follow us.” Gab is a social media site that caters to white nationalists and antisemites and is led by an antisemite who has said he wants to exclude Jewish people from political life. Gab is a haven for …

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Cultist Election Denier Wins WY Sec Of State Primary

The Associated Press reports: State Rep. Chuck Gray defeated Sen. Tara Nethercott in the GOP race to replace Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, who is leaving his post after Gov. Gordon appointed him to become a state District Court judge. A former political radio commentator who’s the son of a Casper radio station owner, Gray has proven one of …

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Cheney Loses Wyoming GOP House Primary [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney conceded defeat in the primary election for her House seat on Tuesday following months of her withering criticism of former President Donald Trump and his efforts to subvert the 2020 election. “This primary election is over, but now the real work begins,” Cheney said, nodding to future political plans to take on Trump. …

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WY Senator: “Not Enough Dems” Here To Save Cheney

The Hill reports: Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) on Sunday cast doubt that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) could prevail in the state’s primary because “there are not enough Democrats” to propel her to victory. In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” Barrasso referred to Cheney’s outspoken rhetoric against the Jan. 6, 2021, storming of the U.S. Capitol and her position as …

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Two Gored By Bison At Yellowstone National Park

It’s a big news day for wildlife. The Associated Press reports: For the second time in three days, a visitor to Yellowstone National Park was gored by a bison, park officials said Thursday. A 71-year-old woman from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and her daughter inadvertently approached the bison Wednesday as they were returning to their vehicle at a Yellowstone Lake trailhead. …

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Lindell: Dems Cheated In WY (Where Trump Was +43)

Cowboy State Daily reports: In an interview with Cowboy State Daily, Lindell said people need to get behind him to “Help save our country, help save the American dream.” Lindell said anyone who says Wyoming’s election results weren’t part of the problem, despite the fact the state had the largest margin of support for Trump in the country, is a …

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Cultists Boo McCarthy At Trump’s Wyoming Rally

Mediaite reports: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was booed on Saturday by the crowd at former President Donald Trump‘s rally in Wyoming. McCarthy appeared virtually to encourage rally-goers to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), saying that she “is obsessed with attacking President Donald J. Trump and pandering to the liberal media.” McCarthy said Wyoming needs a representative “who prioritizes …

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Students Jeer GOP Senator For Anti-Trans Comments

Wyoming’s Oil City News reports: Sen. Cynthia Lummis, a Republican representing Wyoming in the U.S. Senate, made a comment that “the existence of two sexes, male and female” was a “fundamental scientific truth” while speaking to recent UW graduates of several schools on campus (including the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education) during their commencement, evoking …

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Trump To Hold Wyoming Rally For Cheney Challenger

The Hill reports: Former President Trump is set to hold a rally later this month in Wyoming to boost Harriet Hageman in her primary challenge against Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), Trump’s most prominent Republican critic in Congress. Trump’s leadership PAC, Save America, said in an announcement that he and Hageman will rally together in Casper on May 28. The gathering …

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Trump Fails To End Crossover Voting In WY Primary

The Casper Star-Tribune reports: The Donald Trump-endorsed crossover voting bill died Tuesday in the Wyoming House after it was not considered by a legislative deadline. The bill aimed to end same-day party affiliation changes, meaning voters would not have been able to switch parties in roughly the three months prior to a primary. If the measure had become law, voters …

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WY Senate Defunds Gender Studies At State University

Wyoming Public Radio reports: The Wyoming Senate voted 16 to 14 to eliminate the University of Wyoming Gender Studies program with a budget amendment. The amendment came from Lingle Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, who was reviewing course offerings at UW and thought some of the topics were extreme. “It’s one that’s caused me to lose some sleep because as being (one …

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Schlapp Threatens WY Reps To Pass Anti-Cheney Bill

Politico reports: Trump and his allies have been privately lobbying Wyoming lawmakers to change the state’s election laws as part of an effort to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.).  Were the law to pass, Democrats, Republicans, or independents would no longer be able to switch party affiliation on the day of the state’s primary to vote for a candidate in …

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