Articles written by Maya Shimizu Harris

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State GOP urges districts to adopt 'parental rights' policies

CASPER — The Wyoming Republican Party is asking local school districts to adopt policies that align with Senate File 117 — a bill proposed during the session this year that’s similar to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law, and...


Abortion critics navigate courts

CASPER – Anti-abortion lawmakers in Wyoming celebrated a historic win following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade over the summer, vowing to further restrict the procedure by next deleting the rape and incest exemptions in the...


Abortion bill's future uncertain in Senate

CASPER — It’s unclear whether the Senate will get to debate the “Life is a Human Right” bill, the most ambitious and sweeping anti-abortion legislation the Wyoming Legislature has seen.  Over a week after clearing the House in a 46-16 vote,...


Legislature to revisit ranked choice, crossover voting measures 

CASPER — In the upcoming legislative session, state lawmakers will again take up a slate of bills that aim to reform Wyoming’s elections and campaigns.  Some of the bills will be reruns of legislation that popped up in the past. Others, like...


Wyoming lawmaker pay boost falters

CASPER – The Legislature’s Management Council advanced a bill Thursday that would allow lawmakers and their dependents to enroll in the state employees’ group health insurance plan.  The council also moved along a bill to create an...


Teachers feeling lack of respect

CHEYENNE — When Michael Jennings started working for Natrona County School District 30 years ago, applications would flood in to compete for open teaching positions.  But today, the district is “scrambling to find staff.”  “We’re facing...


Potential schools file for charters

CASPER — Three potential Wyoming schools have applied for charters now.  Prairie View Community School in Chugwater, Wyoming Classical Academy Charter School in Mills and Cheyenne Classical Academy Charter School have applied for charters,...


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