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Human Rights And Civil Liberties

Guest opinion: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Fair Housing legacy must be protected

In 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march through the streets of Chicago to protest the housing segregation which plagued that city and many others throughout the nation. Less than years two later, Dr. King was assassinated, but not before he shone a light on the devastating harms of …

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Wyoming Legislature convenes amid financial uncertainty

Wyoming Legislature convenes amid financial uncertainty

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The incoming leaders of the Wyoming Legislature say they intend to keep a close eye on factors affecting the state’s financial future as they preside over the general session that opens Tuesday.

January 11, 2015 5:30 pm Photos


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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Convicted con man to plead guilty to impersonating FBI agent in Bakken

Convicted con man to plead guilty to impersonating FBI agent in Bakken

FARGO, N.D. — A convicted con man who tried to pass himself off as an FBI agent to get perks in the North Dakota oil patch will plead guilty to an illegal weapons charge under an agreement filed in federal court.

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Kate and William at game

Kate and William at game

Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, appear on a giant video screen during an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center in New York, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Oil companies settle complaint for $1.2 million

CASPER, Wyo. — Three oil field service companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a complaint filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that some employees were subjected to ethnic slurs.

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Montana same-sex spouses now must file jointly

BOZEMAN — The Montana Department of Revenue says same-sex married couples in the state now will have to begin filing joint income tax reports.

November 30, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia

Matthew Shepard's parents head to Russia

NEW YORK — The parents of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming college student tortured and murdered in 1998, are traveling to Russia on Friday to spread their message of tolerance and acceptance in a country where anti-gay policies and attitudes are widespread.

November 20, 2014 4:10 pmLoading…

Wyoming committee considers privacy issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative task force proposal to change the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy is set to go before a committee this week.

November 10, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Montana gay-marriage proponents optimistic

Montana gay-marriage proponents optimistic

BOZEMAN — Advocates of same-sex marriage predict gay marriage soon will be a reality in Montana.

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Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

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2 tribes miss deadline to open election offices

GREAT FALLS — Tribal officials on the Fort Belknap and Northern Cheyenne reservations have missed a deadline to open satellite election offices there, after Native Americans from those reservations won a legal settlement to open the offices and improve access to early voting.

October 19, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

Federal judge overturns Wyoming gay marriage ban

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is becoming the latest state to reluctantly allow same-sex marriages after a federal judge’s ruling striking down a state law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

October 17, 2014 2:50 pm Photos


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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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Gay marriages on hold after Supreme Court justice's order

Gay marriages on hold after Supreme Court justice's order

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Wednesday temporarily blocked a lower-court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada, dashing plans in Las Vegas to start performing gay nuptials in the self-proclaimed marriage capital of the world.

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Wait to wed: Wyoming gay marriages still on hold

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Uncertainty over whether gay marriage is allowed in Wyoming is keeping same-sex couples from marrying in the state even now that the U.S. Supreme Court is upholding gay marriage.

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ACLU: Montana's gay marriage ban will end

HELENA — A state ACLU official says a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down Idaho’s ban on gay marriage likely means Montana’s voter-approved ban also will be declared unconstitutional.

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9th Circuit strikes down gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada

BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.

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Bozeman attorneys answer lawsuit against ordinance

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Bozeman City Commission is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to throw out the city's new non-discrimination ordinance.

October 05, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

Bakken gets $1.4 million to curb domestic violence

WASHINGTON — Efforts to stop domestic violence and violence against women in the fast-growing Bakken oil patch are getting some federal help.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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