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Wyoming's Wind River Country

An organization that's working to end tribal sovereignty hosted a national conference in Riverton this weekend. The group is protesting the Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision that the city of Riverton falls within Wind River reservation boundaries. That has led to tensions between tribal members, the state, and Riverton.   The group--known as Citizens Equal Rights Alliance—posted on their website that it isn't fair that tribal members receive special status because it threatens the individual rights of all Americans.  

The Wyoming legislature has approved both Open Meetings and Records laws.

Senator Tony Ross said it was important for transparency to be shed on government.  And Dan Neal of the Equality State Policy Center says the records law was important because it deals with electronic records.

“It makes clear that just because it’s electronic, if it’s people discussing public business, people will have access to it now, guaranteed,” Neal said.