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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.

December 19, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…
Mead criticized by Goshen County GOP

Mead criticized by Goshen County GOP

CASPER, Wyo. — Thirty-three members of the Goshen County Republican Party have signed a letter that rebukes Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not do more to fight same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

December 18, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

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.

December 18, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

Jackson Town Council backs creating new dog park

JACKSON, Wyo. — Valley dog owners should soon have a safe place in west Jackson to allow their furry four-legged friends to run free.

December 18, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…

Agencies look to Montana corruption probe as model

GREAT FALLS — An aggressive anti-corruption campaign in Montana that has targeted the theft of federal funds from American Indian reservations should be replicated elsewhere, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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Guest opinion: VA system has been unfairly maligned

One of the biggest — and most misunderstood — stories of 2014 was about the nation’s largest health care system, the Veterans Health Administration.

December 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Daines gets Senate committee assignments

Daines gets Senate committee assignments

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he'll serve on four committees when he moves to the U.S. Senate next month.

December 16, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

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.

December 15, 2014 3:40 pmLoading…
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

This image taken from video shows a man believed to be a gunman inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. An apparent hostage situation was unfolding inside the chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, where several people could be seen through a window …

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a press conference in the Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, after a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xu Ha…

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

A injured hostage is carried to an ambulance after shots were fired during a cafe siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being …

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

This image taken from video shows people holding up hands inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside the downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people inside the cafe …

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

A injured hostage is wheeled to an ambulance after shots were fired during a cafe siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being …

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Maxfield leaving behind long Wyoming public service career

Maxfield leaving behind long Wyoming public service career

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Max Maxfield struggles when he tries to think of what he won’t miss about being secretary of state.

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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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DOJ says Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

DOJ says Native American tribes can decide whether to legalize pot

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday Indian tribes can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for states that have legalized the drug.

December 11, 2014 4:50 pmLoading…

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…

December 10, 2014 12:17 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: NRA takes aim against surgeon general nominee

Guest opinion: NRA takes aim against surgeon general nominee

The shadow of C. Everett Koop looms large at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Much has changed since he started here in 1946, but his fundamental discoveries in our discipline inform our work daily. And Koop was not reticent. Moved that even the littlest newborns with severe congenit…

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Montana governor Bullock to lead Democrats' campaign arm

Montana governor Bullock to lead Democrats' campaign arm

WASHINGTON — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will lead the Democratic governors' campaign arm as it looks to rebound from sweeping losses in the 2014 elections.

December 09, 2014 1:45 pmLoading…

Deputies in Wyoming county already use body cameras

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Sheriff's deputies in Campbell County began wearing small cameras to record their interactions with the public months before the use of body cameras became part of the nationwide debate over deaths by police officers.

December 09, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…

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