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This Is the Safest
State in America
Oct 23, 2023 5:40 PM CDT
This Is the Safest State in America
Vermont tops WalletHub's list, while Louisiana comes in last
- After the upheaval of the pandemic, it's soothing to get back to "normal." But that normality has brought us back to Earth on many other issues we're still contending with, including general safety, a term that can encompass many different forms. To see which states keep...
Give a High-Five to Our
Aug 28, 2023 4:15 PM CDT
Give a High-Five to Our Hardest-Working State
North Dakota comes in at No. 1 on WalletHub's rankings, while New Mexico brings up the rear
- Compared to workers in other countries, Americans are known for balking at taking too much vacation time, either because their employer doesn't offer that many paid days off or because workers feel they can't miss too many days without negative repercussions. The positive side of that coin is...
Here Are the 10 Best,
Worst States to Live In
Aug 14, 2023 3:17 PM CDT
Here Are the 10 Best, Worst States to Live In
Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list; New Mexico comes in last
- Whether you're looking to relocate or just nosy about how your state ranks, WalletHub has a new analysis out on America's ideal places to live. The site looked at all 50 states across more than four dozen metrics, in five main categories: affordability; economy, including a state's...
This Is the Most
Patriotic State in America
Jul 4, 2023 10:15 AM CDT
This Is the Most Patriotic State in America
Virginia is for lovers (of the US), per WalletHub, while Arkansas needs to muster up more affection
- It's the biggest holiday of the American summer, and flags are waving. As Americans light their grills and prepare to watch the Fourth's fireworks, WalletHub susses out which states are the most patriotic. To figure out where citizens are most likely to be decked out in their red,...
Jun 23, 2023 1:10 AM CDT
First-in-Nation Abortion Pill Ban Blocked
At least temporarily, while lawsuit against the Wyoming ban proceeds
- Wyoming's first-in-the-nation abortion pill ban has been blocked before it had a chance to take effect. A judge ruled Thursday that the ban must not take effect July 1, as had been planned, while a lawsuit against it proceeds, the AP reports. The same people challenging the abortion pill...
Hunter Could Get Jail Time
Over Alleged IDing Error
May 16, 2023 3:00 PM CDT
Hunter Could Get Jail Time Over Alleged IDing Error
Wyoming's Patrick Gogerty claims he mistook the protected grizzly for a black bear, shot it dead
- A Wyoming man is facing up to a year in jail after allegedly killing a protected grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park. Patrick Gogerty of Cody claims he mistook the 530-pound male grizzly for a black bear, the largest of which generally weigh up to 700 pounds, per the AP...
Wyoming Abortion Ban
Mar 23, 2023 1:30 AM CDT
Judge Blocks Wyoming Abortion Ban
Abortion will again be legal, at least temporarily
- Abortion will again be legal in Wyoming—at least for now—after a judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a ban that took effect a few days earlier, the AP reports. Teton County District Court Judge Melissa Owens’ decision halts the ban amid a challenge in her court to a law...
Looking for Big Tips?
These States Deliver
Mar 6, 2023 3:22 PM CST
Looking for Big Tips? These States Deliver
Delaware tops the list of Toast's quarterly 'Restaurant Trends Report'
- Online eatery platform Toast is out with its quarterly "Restaurant Trends Report," for Q4 of last year, and among such stats as delivery orders during the Super Bowl, the site examined the state of tipping nationwide. Toast looked at average tips across the US and found that Cleveland...
Puts End Date
on EV Sales
Jan 16, 2023 7:05 PM CST
Lawmakers' Resolution Puts End Date on EV Sales
Wyoming would send a copy of symbolic measure to Biden, California
- Several Wyoming lawmakers want to send a message to the federal government and California about electric cars—by voting to phase out the sale of EVs in the state and sending copies of the resolution to President Biden and California Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Senate resolution , whose effect would be...
Owner of Foot Found in
Yellowstone Hot Spring ID'd
Nov 18, 2022 8:35 AM CST
Owner of Foot Found in Yellowstone Hot Spring ID'd
Il Hun Ro of Los Angeles died in 'unwitnessed incident' at Abyss Pool in July
- The partial foot found in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park in mid-August belonged to a 70-year-old man who is believed to have died weeks earlier. Il Hun Ro of Los Angeles was identified in the last three weeks using DNA analysis, park officials said Thursday, per Fox News...
This Is the Most
Giving State in America
Nov 12, 2022 10:00 AM CST
This Is the Most Giving State in America
Congrats to Utah, according to WalletHub's ranking of the most, least charitable states
- If you're in a position to be philanthropic, whether that means donating your money or your time, where you live can make a difference in terms of enthusiasm from fellow locals—which in turn might inspire even more of your own altruism. WalletHub looked at 19 metrics across all...
Fighting Off Grizzly Bear,
Hunter Shoots Himself
Oct 25, 2022 3:02 AM CDT
Fighting Off Grizzly Bear, Hunter Shoots Himself
But man survived the Wyoming attack
- A Wyoming hunter managed to scare off an attacking grizzly bear Friday night in an area south of Grand Teton National Park—but in the process, he shot himself in the leg. Lee Francis, 65, was hunting with his 40-year-old son in Rock Creek, along the Sawtooth mountains, when the...
College Wrestler Tries to
Pull Grizzly Off Teammate,
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Oct 22, 2022 6:00 AM CDT
College Wrestler Tries to Pull Grizzly Off Teammate, Gets Attacked
Both are expected to survive
- Two college wrestlers from Wyoming were attacked by a grizzly bear during a hike outside Cody on Saturday. Four members of the Northwest College wrestling team went hiking and horn hunting (hunting for shed antlers, per KSL ) after practice, and were coming down a mountain in the late afternoon...
Police Searching for
Missing Woman Are
Looking for a Drum
Sep 19, 2022 2:07 AM CDT
Police Searching for Missing Woman Are Looking for a Drum
Irene Gakwa's family last saw her on a video call Feb. 24
- Irene Gakwa moved to the US from Kenya in 2019, with dreams of becoming a nurse. She last spoke to her parents in Kenya via video chat on Feb. 24, and they noticed she seemed tired and withdrawn. Her dad reminded her to "drink hot milk and relax."...
Cemented a New GOP
Aug 17, 2022 9:35 AM CDT
Tuesday's Primaries Cemented a New GOP
Cheney vows to continue fighting 'against those who would destroy our republic'
- Liz Cheney knew she was fighting a losing battle. Had she cozied up to Donald Trump, she might have easily won her Wyoming primary on Tuesday instead of losing handily (she had 29% support to Harriet Hageman's 66%, with 99% of expected votes counted, per the
Aug 17, 2022 6:53 AM CDT
Liz Cheney Loses Her Primary
Trump-backed challenger Harriet Hageman wins
- As expected , Liz Cheney lost her primary Tuesday in Wyoming. The congresswoman lost to Harriet Hageman, who was backed by former President Trump—who was, as NBC News puts it, seeking "revenge" on Cheney for voting to impeach him when he was president, as well as for sitting...
3 Big Names
on Ballot, Plus
One That Isn't
Aug 16, 2022 9:40 AM CDT
Primary Day: 3 Big Names on Ballot, Plus One That Isn't
Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin, and Lisa Murkowski fight to move on, all with fates tied to Donald Trump
- Pretty much all the focus in Tuesday's primary schedule is on three high-profile names—Liz Cheney, Lisa Murkowski, and Sarah Palin—all of whom have a strong connection to former President Trump. Here's the latest on the contests out of Wyoming and Alaska:
The sentiment about the
This Is the Best
State to Live In
Aug 15, 2022 12:00 PM CDT
This Is the Best State to Live In
Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, while Mississippi comes in last
- There's no one perfect state in the US to live in, but you can likely find the perfect state for
. WalletHub looked at all 50 of them, examining more than four dozen metrics in five main categories:
, including home prices, taxes, and cost of living;
Aug 15, 2022 8:35 AM CDT
On Primary Eve, Different Outlooks for Cheney, Murkowski
Both GOPers have been strong Trump critics, but Murkowski's prospects look better than Cheney's
- They hail from their states' most prominent Republican families. They've been among the GOP's sharpest critics of former President Trump. And after the Jan. 6 insurrection, they supported his impeachment. But for all their similarities, the political fortunes of US Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and US Rep....
Dick Cheney Has Some
Fighting Words for Trump
Aug 5, 2022 9:31 AM CDT
Dick Cheney Has Some Fighting Words for Trump
Former VP calls former president a 'coward' in ad for his daughter Liz
- Former President Trump is a "coward" who "tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him," Dick Cheney says in a campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney. "A real man wouldn't...
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