Preserving Quality Public Education

In the first days of this legislative session, the Freedom Caucus has “killed” several committee-sponsored bills that would have improved the lives of Wyoming citizens. Committee bills are drafted during offseason meetings, where they get extra attention and deliberation by lawmakers, state agencies, and the public. That process requires a thoughtful approach, time, and money, and in return those bills are traditionally prioritized during the…

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Wyoming Rising would like to keep our subscribers up to date on the following issues for our state! Wyoming Corporations Committee to meet on 8/24 and 8/25 The Wyoming Corporations committee will meet this week and take up bills that will affect our Wyoming democracy. 24LSO-0093 Political expenditures would call for the US congress to pass an amendment to the Constitution requiring the identification of…

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Cody High School is facing more book challenges. This one will take place on June 2 at 4:00 pm in the Board Room at Central Office. The Park County School District’s Educational Resource Complaint Committee (KEC) will be considering The Color Purple by Alice Walker* at 4:15 and How to be an AntiRacist by Ibram X. Kendi** at 5:15. The complainant has announced this meeting…

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Sam Mihara leading a group of educators during a previous workshop. Photo courtesy of Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.   POWELL, Wyo. – Heart Mountain Interpretive Center invites educators to apply for a professional development workshop focused on the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, to be held on February 19, 2022. The workshop will be hosted at the interpretive center and is free to attend,…

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By Ronn Smith, Wyoming Rising, September 30, 2021 On September 18th of this year, protesters gathered in Cody to express their outrage at COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Among them were State Representatives Dan Laursen and Rachael Rodriguez-Williams, and State Senator Tim French. Ostensibly the protest was about personal freedom and the rejection of government controls, not the merits of getting vaccinated. If so, then why not…

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The public is invited to the 11th annual Return to Foretop’s Father July 23-24, 2021 Foretop’s Father, the Crow name for Heart Mountain, is the setting for the 11th annual gathering. This year celebrates the life of Grant Bulltail, Crow elder, pipe lighter, and recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Division of Folk and Traditional Arts award. Grant Bulltail performed the ceremony at…

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