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Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

Inquest finds man in police standoff killed self

HAVRE — A coroner's jury found no criminal wrongdoing in the death of a Cut Bank man who was involved in a lengthy standoff with Havre police in April.

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Campbell County sheriff resigns amid state investigation

Campbell County sheriff resigns amid state investigation

GILLETTE, Wyo. — Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall announced his resignation Wednesday. The move comes in the midst of a state investigation into an allegation that he tried to suppress his son's arrest on a drunken-driving charge.

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UW poll: Wyoming opposed to health care changes

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming poll finds that Wyoming residents continue to strongly disapprove of the President Barack Obama's federal health care law.

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Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

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

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Campaign donations down from 4 years ago

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Campaign finance reports show Wyoming candidates for state offices raised less money this year than four years ago.

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Expansion of Air Force training area enters 'final step'

Expansion of Air Force training area enters 'final step'

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The proposed massive expansion of training airspace for Ellsworth Air Force Base — a move that many believe will protect the future of the base — has entered a “final step,” according to U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

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Wyoming Supreme Court suspends Washakie County lawyer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended the outgoing Washakie County attorney from practicing law for 30 days, ruling she violated professional rules in how she billed the county.

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Post-election audit finds accurate vote counts

Post-election audit finds accurate vote counts

HELENA — Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch says a postelection audit confirms the vote count in the Nov. 4 election was accurate.

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Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

Tester bill would reveal 'dark money' donors

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced a bill Tuesday to reveal the major donors who fund secret groups that seek to influence elections.

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Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission extends longer setbacks from drill rigs

Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission extends longer setbacks from drill rigs

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to recommend an increase to the minimum allowable distance between oil and gas drilling rigs and dwellings.

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Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

Guest opinion: Partisan wave fails to swamp state courts … this time

The GOP “wave” elections produced big changes in Congress, governors’ mansions and state legislatures. But this year’s wave stopped at the courthouse door, as those very same wave voters chose to keep their elected judges from both parties. Americans want courts to be insulated from politics…

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Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday sought to enlist the business community to help him promote to skeptical lawmakers a $300 million plan to upgrade state buildings, sewers, roads and other infrastructure across Montana.

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GOP vows to pass Keystone — later if Senate doesn't vote for it today

GOP vows to pass Keystone — later if Senate doesn't vote for it today

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure this fall, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.

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US House approves Jackson courthouse bill

JACKSON, Wyo. — The U.S. House has passed a bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County.

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Lawmakers wait on campaign disclosure bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative panel has tabled a proposed bill that would tighten the state's campaign contribution laws.

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UW trustees change soundly defeated at polls

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A proposed constitutional amendment to allow people outside of Wyoming to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees failed convincingly at the polls, at least one trustee says it might be worth bringing up again in a slightly different form.

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Navy SEAL who says he shot bin Laden was at war for years

Navy SEAL who says he shot bin Laden was at war for years

WASHINGTON — Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies. And now he's telling the world about them.

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Guest opinion: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

Guest opinion: Helping a reform-minded secretary fix the VA

At last, America’s military veterans seem to have a Secretary of Veterans Affairs who gets it.

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Lawmakers see progress in education reform efforts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Some Wyoming legislators are hopeful that a change in the state schools superintendent will result in better progress in their efforts to improve K-12 education.

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McGinity eyes closer University of Wyoming ties to Legislature

McGinity eyes closer University of Wyoming ties to Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Finding ways to prevent off-campus violence involving students and alcohol is one of the topics University of Wyoming administrators plan to discuss with state lawmakers in next year’s legislative session, UW President Dick McGinity said.

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