LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols says she foresees a brighter, more stable future as the university begins a new year after budget cuts, downsizing of staff and faculty and reorganization last year.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The state of Wyoming is claiming elected officials and employees are immune from civil action in their capacities as proceedings for a lawsuit continue over office space the state is renting out.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Economists say Wyoming's economy continues to show evidence of a slow stabilization as the state recovers from the bust in its key fossil fuel sectors over the last two years.