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Wyoming Wage Gap for Women Third Worst in Nation
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming trails Louisiana and Utah in having the widest gender-wage gap in the country. Wage data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau shows women in the state earned 69 cents for every dollar men were paid, about a dime less than the national average. Some say Wyom…
Wyoming Rig Count Stays Steady
HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by six to 842. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 644 rigs were seeking oil and 198 explored for natural gas. A year ago, with oil price…
Another Grizzly Near Jackson Relocated
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wildlife managers in Wyoming have trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear that has shown a fondness for apples. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped the bear in the southern part of Jackson Hole and moved it last Friday just east of Yellowstone National P…
Douglas Oil Fire is Out
DOUGLAS, Wyo. (AP) — Crews have extinguished a fire that burned for more than a week at an oil well facility in Converse County. Chesapeake Energy spokesman Gordon Pennoyer says that the fire was put out at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The fire at the site northeast of Douglas began Sept. 6 and i…
Latest on Wyoming Capitol Renovation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Matt Mead and Wyoming legislative leaders say the restoration of the state Capitol in Cheyenne should include recreating a grand room that originally held the Wyoming Supreme Court. Voting at a meeting Monday in Cheyenne as the Capitol Building Restoration Oversight…
Rock Springs Students Accused of Instagram Threats
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) — Two Rock Springs Junior High School students were arrested in connection to threatening posts about the school made on Instagram. The Rock Springs Police Department learned of posts on the social media platform referring to one student bringing a gun to school while …
Rick Perry to Drop Out of Race
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people familiar with his plans tell The Associated Press that former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the 2016 campaign for president. The longest-serving governor in Texas history will announce his plans during a speech Friday night in St. Louis before conservati…

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