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High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

High-tech fun rivals view at Seattle Space Needle

SEATTLE — Visitors to Seattle’s Space Needle are treated to a gorgeous view of this waterfront city when skies are clear and the sun is shining.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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North Dakota well leaking oil, gas and water

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities say workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota.

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George F. Will: Football franchise tackled by the language police

WASHINGTON — Wretched excess by government can be beneficial if it startles people into wholesome disgust and deepened distrust, and prompts judicial rebukes that enlarge freedom. So let's hope the Federal Communications Commission embraces the formal petition inciting it to deny licenses to…

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N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Industrial Commission.

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Gas Natural sells its Wyoming Energy West assets

CODY, Wyo. — Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $17 million.

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Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton

Violet Hilton, Daisy Hilton

Violet and Daisy Hilton, conjoined twins, are pictured upon their arrival in New York, Oct. 6, 1933, aboard the Aquitania. Although they have been joined together since birth and cannot be separated, they say they are engaged and will have a double wedding within a year. Daisy claims to be e…

October 16, 2014 8:39 am

Robert J. Samuelson: Women workers join America's top 1%

WASHINGTON — Everyone knows that economic inequality has increased dramatically since the 1970s, and this has created a new cottage industry: dissecting "the top 1 percent." We now have a study from three economists that broadens what we know about these top earners. The study's biggest news…

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Wyoming man detained on federal charge in train theft

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A Wyoming man remains detained on federal charges that he took a locomotive from a coal mine where he worked and intentionally crashed it into another train at a nearby mine.

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USDA programs provide $28M to Wyoming agriculture

CASPER, Wyo. — Britt Wilson, owner of the Wilson Ranch near Glendo, knows the effect of drought well.

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Ghost towns of the Southwest

Ghost towns of the Southwest

DEATH VALLEY JUNCTION, Calif. — The Amargosa Hotel was once a hub of activity, the Spanish Colonial-style buildings filled with workers from the Pacific Coast Borax company.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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State Farm eyes drones to process some claims

CHICAGO — State Farm, the nation’s biggest home and auto insurer, said it’s considering using drones.

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Rapid online growth helps Costco end fiscal year on high note

Costco Wholesale has been a bit stodgy when it comes to the Internet — but its e-commerce sales boomed this year, helping it beat Wall Street expectations when it posted year-end results this week.

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Army veteran sells disaster-readiness good to 'preppers'

Army veteran sells disaster-readiness good to 'preppers'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ralph Broome doesn’t know how it will happen.

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LA-area restaurants adding healthcare surcharge to cover workers

LOS ANGELES — Some Los Angeles diners are discovering an unfamiliar new item when the bill comes for the truffled lobster Bolognese and for their crunchy Spanish fried chicken and waffles — a 3 percent surcharge for employees’ medical insurance.

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Long-empty Hardin jail taking in American Indian inmates

Long-empty Hardin jail taking in American Indian inmates

HARDIN — A Montana town that once offered to take in suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay out of desperation to fill an empty $27 million jail has finally started to fill its cells with American Indian inmates from across the Northern Plains.

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Newspaper Group sells Northern Wyoming Daily News

WORLAND, Wyo. — The Wyoming Newspaper Group has sold the Northern Wyoming Daily News after 75 years of ownership.

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Oregon rejects Wyoming's appeal of coal port

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the state of Wyoming that sought to revive a proposed coal terminal project on the Columbia River, leaving proponents with fewer avenues to bring it to life.

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Questar seeks lower gas rates in Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Questar Gas is proposing to cut its natural gas rates in Wyoming by $900,000.

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UW dedicates new drilling simulation lab

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming students now have a special teaching laboratory to learn about oil and gas drilling rigs.

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