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Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure.

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Montana unemployment rate at 4.3 percent

HELENA — Montana's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.3 percent in November.

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Bozeman hospital acts to prevent flu spread

BOZEMAN — Bozeman Deaconess Hospital has imposed restrictions on visitors in order to prevent the spread of influenza.

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Wyoming agency talks helping build coal docks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority says Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest.

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Famous Gillette star makes big return for holidays

Famous Gillette star makes big return for holidays

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Three men trudge up a slight hill across from Campbell County Memorial Hospital near the Burma Avenue overpass, quickly making their way through the brown, short grass as they approach their handiwork.

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Powell Mercantile's future in doubt

POWELL, Wyo. — The future of a community-owned clothing store in Powell is in doubt.

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U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

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Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

Montana researchers aim to crack mysteries of prion-caused diseases

GREAT FALLS — An illness that strikes family members in their 50s, affecting their behavior and keeping them from sleeping. A disease that strikes sheep and goats, causing them to scrape their bodies against anything they can get near, in an attempt to scratch an itch that exists only in the…

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Feds to boost mine blasting emissions rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The federal agency in charge of environmental protection at surface mines including Wyoming's huge open-pit coal mines has agreed to work toward regulating the toxic chemicals that sometimes get ejected into the air during blasting.

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MSHA issues report on June mine fatal

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Investigators say a haul truck driver who died at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek mine last June was not wearing a seat belt when he drove through a berm into a spoil pit.

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Laughing Sun Brewing moves into distribution

BISMARCK, N.D. — A local brew house is taking advantage of a new law allowing small brewers to distribute their own beer.

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Wyoming governor appoints new lottery board member

Wyoming governor appoints new lottery board member

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Sandi Chitwood, of Rock Springs, to the board of directors of the Wyoming Lottery Corp.

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Kevin Woods shows a Lego dragon

Kevin Woods shows a Lego dragon

Kevin Woods shows a Lego dragon at his Bricks and Minifigs store at 1911 King Ave. W.

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BLM seeks comment on proposed Wyoming dunes rules

BLM seeks comment on proposed Wyoming dunes rules

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Off-road vehicles driven on the Killpecker Sand Dunes in western Wyoming would need to be fitted with safety flags under rules proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

UW alumni have roles in NASA test flight

LARAMIE, Wyo. — When NASA’s Orion spacecraft left its launch pad mounted atop United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla., last week, two University of Wyoming alumni watched from the ground as their efforts ascended into orbit.

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Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on progr…

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State takes comment on Otter Creek coal application

State takes comment on Otter Creek coal application

State regulators are taking public comment on a revised application for a major coal mine near the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

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Canada approves Burger King-Tim Hortons takeover

TORONTO — Burger King Worldwide Inc.’s takeover of the Canadian coffee and doughnut shop chain Tim Hortons Inc. has been approved by the Canadian government, bringing it one step closer to completion.

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House moves to extend tax breaks through December

House moves to extend tax breaks through December

FILE - In this March 22, 2103 file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington. House Republicans are moving to pass a one-year extension of temporary tax breaks affecting millions of businesses and individuals. Most of the more than 50 tax breaks…

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Bakken employers struggle to stay staffed

Bakken employers struggle to stay staffed

WILLISTON, N.D. — The advertisements in bar bathrooms across the oil patch aren’t likely to hawk drink specials or upcoming events. Rather, the space is generally reserved for want ads for jobs that pay almost $20 an hour.

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