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Wyoming Tribune-Eagle viaWyoming News Exchange, January 2022

Wyoming to receive millions in opioid settlement

Wyoming personal injury lawyer Jason Ochs spent years fighting for accountability for primary pharmaceutical distributors’ role in the opioid epidemic, and it has finally paid off. As the state Attorney General’s office and individual municipalities enter into the OneWyo Opioid Settlement Agreement before the Jan. 2 deadline, many are set to receive a portion of the $26 billion payout from the global class-action suit.

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, November 2021

Sporting goods manufacturer to open plant in Cheyenne

Sporting goods manufacturer Wright & McGill, producer of Eagle Claw fishing tackle, announced Tuesday morning it plans to bring a new manufacturing plant to Cheyenne. The announcement was made during a news conference led by Gov. Mark Gordon at the state Capitol. It follows a process that began in March 2020, when local economic development organization Cheyenne LEADS began working with the company. Wright & McGill eventually bought 60 acres of land in the Cheyenne Business Parkway.

Wyoming News Now, November 2021

6th Penny Election results are official; all but one Proposition passed

Voter participation for the Sixth Penny Election was higher than average, resulting in all propositions being voted for, except one.

The Laramie County Clerk posted the official results today, 13,347 ballots cast. While voter turnout was only over 29 percent, it still surpassed expectations of voter numbers for a special election.

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, October 2021

Rally promotes visibility of people recovering from substance use

Laramie County Board of Commissioners Chairman Gunnar Malm feels like he got a bonus life. Malm is an alcoholic with just over six years of sobriety. Before he entered recovery, there were several moments that his life could have ended, he said. Now—not only alive, but an active part of the community—Malm said he gets to do things that he never could have imagined, and give back to a community that wrapped itself around him and his family during his struggle.

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, July 2021

Final sixth penny ballot approved, with similar projects grouped together

The final $130 million sixth-penny sales tax ballot that will go out to voters Nov. 2 was approved by the Laramie County Board of Commissioners at its Tuesday meeting, grouping together projects that are similar in three different areas: public safety, infrastructure and community enhancements. After months of conversations between city and county staff and local elected officials, the decision on whether to approve these measures will be left in the hands of voters. But the county commissioners hope the way the ballot is set up this year will make the decision easier for Laramie County residents.

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, February 2021

Wyoming Lawmakers Uphold Tax Exemptions for Data Centers

With several local leaders from Cheyenne opposed to the proposal, a legislative committee rejected a bill Tuesday that would have repealed the state's sales tax exemptions available to data processing centers.

Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, November 2020

Grant Could Bring New Data Center to Wyoming County

A data center is looking to move to Cheyenne, Wyo., and the Laramie County Board of Commissioners and Cheyenne LEADS are hoping to make it easier by applying for a $2.25 million grant from the Wyoming Business Council.

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