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Panel vote endorses protecting employee privacy

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A panel led by state lawmakers has endorsed a series of bills designed to better protect employees' personal Internet accounts from their employers.

September 19, 2014 1:36 pmLoading…
Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general election even if incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead won't participate.

September 18, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Montana poverty rate and median income up

HELENA — While Montana's median income rose last year, the poverty rate also increased.

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George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek cong…

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Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

A bill before Congress would rename the Billings VA Clinic the Bear Root Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.

September 16, 2014 6:25 amLoading…
George F. Will: Scotland's epic vote could change Union Jack

George F. Will: Scotland's epic vote could change Union Jack

WASHINGTON — Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep’s pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a sheep’s stomach, then served, sometimes…

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Wyoming Patrol trooper retires from 26-year career

CASPER, Wyo. — Terry Vincent remembers ringing doorbells in that cheap, little plastic vest. He remembers proudly displaying his shiny tin badge, the one shaped like a star, the one that said he was a police officer, asking for candy in his favorite Halloween costume.

September 14, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Wyoming panel endorses firing squad for death penalty

Wyoming panel endorses firing squad for death penalty

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Corrections should be able to employ a firing squad to execute condemned inmates if the state can’t find the drugs to carry out lethal injections, a legislative committee voted Friday.

September 12, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Obama's new politics of foreign policy

WASHINGTON — Over the last decade, Americans' views on foreign policy have swung sharply from support for intervention to a profound mistrust of any military engagement overseas. Over the same period, political debates on foreign affairs have been bitter and polarized, defined by the questio…

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David Ignatius: The advantage of America's reluctant warrior

WASHINGTON — President Obama certainly didn't go looking for another war in the Middle East. Indeed, he contorted himself almost to the breaking point to avoid one. But as he explained to the country Wednesday night, he had no choice but to respond with "strength and resolve" to the barbarou…

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US Senate OKs Jackson courthouse conveyance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County has won approval in the U.S. Senate.

September 11, 2014 3:15 pmLoading…
Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.

September 11, 2014 3:11 pmLoading…
Wyoming high court again overturns Sheridan murder sentence

Wyoming high court again overturns Sheridan murder sentence

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the second time, the Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a Sheridan judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

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George F. Will: Extremism in defense of re-election

WASHINGTON — Since Barry Goldwater, accepting the Republicans' 1964 presidential nomination, said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," Democrats have been decrying Republican "extremism." Actually, although there is abundant foolishness and unseemliness in American politics, rea…

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Montana vets question federal health officials

Montana vets question federal health officials

HELENA — The acting director of the Veterans Affairs Montana Health Care System said Wednesday he isn’t waiting for a follow-up inspection to a national audit to figure out ways to cut the long waiting period for initial doctors’ appointments.

September 10, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
Former Vice President Cheney addresses state bar

Former Vice President Cheney addresses state bar

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Arriving home in Wyoming on Wednesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to hammer on his message that President Barack Obama's policies are leaving the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

September 10, 2014 6:15 pmLoading…

Grant approved for move by ammo magazine maker

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A maker of ammunition magazines for guns said Wednesday it will move its manufacturing and warehouse operations from Colorado to Cheyenne as quickly as possible, after the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a lowered financial package to aid the move.

September 10, 2014 3:21 pmLoading…
Court sides with Wyoming in wild horse roundup

Court sides with Wyoming in wild horse roundup

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal appeals court has cleared the way for the Bureau of Land Management to begin removing about 800 wild horses from southwest Wyoming.

September 10, 2014 3:16 pmLoading…
Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

Tribal members funneled cash from lending company

HELENA — The Chippewa Cree tribe’s former health director and two former leaders of a tribe-owned online payday loan company secretly received more than a third of the revenues of the company that has made $25 million since 2011, new court documents revealed.

September 08, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…

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