Medical Marijuana Initiative Launches in Wyoming

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The group Wyoming NORML will begin collecting signatures this week on its medical marijuana initiative known as the "Peggy A. Kelley Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016." (Uni Mateo Photography/Flickr Creative Commons)

by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

This week, marijuana advocates with Wyoming NORML will begin collecting signatures for an initiative to legalize medical cannabis. The initiative, called the Peggy A. Kelley Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016, would put the measure before voters in the 2016 election.

Sheridan WYO Rodeo Revives Powwow Dancing at Sheridan Inn

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Devin Killsback (Northern Cheyenne) spins her shawl during a fancy dance at the First People's Powwow at the Sheridan Inn on Thursday, July 9, 2015. The event was staged as part of Sheridan WYO Rodeo week. (Gregory Nickerson/WyoFile)

The sound of Northern Cheyenne flute music drifted over the green lawn of the Sheridan Inn, holding the powwow audience in rapt silence in a scene perhaps reminiscent of Indian dances staged here 100 years ago.

Mead’s Protest Reveals Sage Grouse Conflicts

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Only weeks after a Kumbaya moment with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in which he celebrated sweeping federal greater sage grouse conservation rules, Gov. Matt Mead has protested those same measures.

Q&A: Al Simpson likes Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage means “Wyoming ought to get on board” with nondiscrimination policies, former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson said Monday.

Critics Say Wyoming Data Trespassing Law Criminalizes Science

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WyoFile.com - A recent opinion piece published by Slate magazine states that a new Wyoming law makes it illegal to collect data on public lands like Yellowstone. That somewhat overstated claim comes from an interpretive reading of a new state law passed earlier this year.

Grouse Count Plummets in NPL Breeding Complex

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WyoFile.com - Wyoming Bureau of Land Management biologist Dale Woolwine sees the fractured greater sage grouse eggs in a ground-level nest and figures out the story pretty quickly.

Libertarian Gore-Tex Heiress Fuels Hidden Political Donations

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Susan Gore of Cheyenne founded the Wyoming Liberty Group

by Gregory Nickerson | WyoFile.com

Susan Gore is arguably Wyoming’s most influential libertarian promoter.

She puts millions of her personal wealth into political activities and nonprofit groups that speak loudly in the Legislature and on the campaign trail.

Adviser: State Won’t Protect Greater Sage Grouse in Gas Field

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Wyoming sage grouse coordinator Tom Christiansen

WyoFile.com — Wyoming will let the federal government, not a state conservation plan for greater sage grouse, govern how a proposed gas field is developed in critical winter range, a state adviser said last week.

Homeowners Upset at State’s New Oil and Gas Rule

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by Dustin Bleizeffer | WyoFile.com

How far is Gov. Matt Mead willing to go to help protect homeowners from oil and gas development? About 150 feet, and no farther, according to some state residents. Not nearly far enough to satisfy landowners who find themselves living next to industrial-sized drilling and hydraulic fracturing activities.

A Look Back in Time: April 12, 1915

Homesteads have been filed on more than 8,000 acres of land in Sheridan County over the last three days.

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