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Former top cybersecurity official says Trump firing by tweet was ‘not how I wanted to go out’

Christopher Krebs, the former top cybersecurity official, said President Donald Trump's decision to unceremoniously fire him via tweet last week was "not how I wanted to go out." Krebs, who was booted from his job as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure...

The case against Sally Yates

As Joe Biden fills out his Cabinet, more attention is drawn to the key role of attorney general and to one of the most cited names on the short list, which is Sally Yates. Her consideration is surprising for a...

Opinion: Supreme Court’s scientifically illiterate decision will cost lives

Last month, I wrote that Amy Coney Barrett would help to usher in a new post-truth jurisprudence on the Supreme Court. While I had cited her anti-science statements on climate change, her arrival on the court has created a new 5-4...

Democrats, GOP Far Apart as Virus Aid Talks Intensify

The differences in Washington over the next coronavirus aid package are vast. Democrats propose $3 trillion in relief. Republicans have a $1 trillion counteroffer. And millions of Americans’ jobless benefits, school reopenings and eviction protections are at stake. The White House...

Gordon Extends Wyoming Public Health COVID-19 Orders to Aug. 15

Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through Aug. 15 as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, including the largest number of reported new lab-confirmed cases in one day on Tuesday, Gov. Mark Gordon said in a...

Natrona COVID-19 spike stretches contact tracing resources thin, CNCHD re-evaluating efforts

Natrona County has seen has seen 103 total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, June 30. With a jump in the number of cases in recent weeks, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department (CNCHD) provided an update on...

‘Mask up Wyoming’: state officials say prevention ‘more important than ever’ as COVID surges

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office said on Friday, June 26 that as the state’s COVID-19 case count continues to surge, prevention is “more important than ever.” “The significant increase in new cases of COVID-19 that began earlier this month continues,”...

Farmers and ranchers in Wyoming can now apply for financial assistance through USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Wyoming’s agriculture industry has taken it on the chin like Ag industries throughout the United States, and federal organizations such as the US Department of Agriculture are stepping up to initiate programs to support farmers and small businesses in...

Enzi: federal judge wrong to strike down BLM oil and gas leases in Wyoming and Montana

Wyoming’s United States Senator Mike Enzi said on Thursday, May 28 that he is disappointed in a federal judge’s decision to strike down some Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leases sales in Wyoming and Montana. Enzi’s office says...

Casper Councilman Bob Hopkins won’t seek reelection

Casper City Councilman Bob Hopkins, Ward I, will not seek reelection. His term expires in January 2021. A two-term councilman, Hopkins cited his age and desire to do other things. “Those kinds of things are fun and I’m proud of having...

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