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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.