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Reopening old Wyoming iron mine investigated

ATLANTIC CITY, Wyo. — The Wyoming Business Council is investigating the feasibility of reopening an Atlantic City iron mine that has been closed for more than 30 years, a prospect that could take at least 10 years and cost more than half a billion dollars.

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5 free things in suburban Maryland just outside DC

SILVER SPRING, Md. — In the past 20 years, the Maryland suburbs just outside Washington, D.C., have boomed, and that population growth has been accompanied by development and even tourists. Now when folks visit Washington, they may choose to stay in hotels just outside the capital in Silver …

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Confrontation with Casper mayor downplayed

Confrontation with Casper mayor downplayed

CASPER, Wyo. — A man involved in a confrontation with Casper Mayor Paul Meyer says a dispute over drag racing has been resolved.

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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…

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Supreme court misses chance on religious freedom

WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: State control: Georgia gun supremacists' folly

WASHINGTON — Have we gone stark raving mad?

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: American voters shift away from Tea Party

WASHINGTON — The center of gravity in American politics moved left in Tuesday’s off-year elections.

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E.J. Dionne: Professor Clinton explains far right politics

DALE CITY, Va. — Bill Clinton, the nation’s politician in chief, is on a roll on behalf of his friend Terry McAuliffe, the front-runner in Tuesday’s election for governor of Virginia.

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Robert J. Samuelson: America's recurring minimum-wage muddle

WASHINGTON — We’re now engaged in another divisive debate over the minimum wage and its offspring, the “living wage.” We’ve been here before, because both sides seem to have strong arguments.

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George F. Will: Motown's one-man emergency management show

DETROIT — Gazing from the 14th floor toward the city center and the fragile sprouts of urban development along the river, Detroit’s Caesar says laconically: “One hundred and thirty-one to go.” Kevyn Orr, Detroit’s emergency manager appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, means that housing in this vi…

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George F. Will: Detroit's death by democracy started with auto unions

DETROIT — In 1860, an uneasy Charles Darwin confided in a letter to a friend: “I had no intention to write atheistically” but “I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the …

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David Ignatius: Will Afghanistan's future be goals or bullets?

WASHINGTON — Gaze into the murky crystal ball at Afghanistan’s future after the withdrawal of American combat troops: The country is fragmented; intense rivalries pitting regions against each other. Kabul remains the center, prized by all, and rivals come there to battle for national dominance.

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Guest opinion: States, economy squeezing local governments

Cities, counties and school districts are facing a one-two punch: simultaneous drops in property tax revenue and state aid. The blows come even as demand for services is growing. This fiscal squeeze — not seen since 1980 — has resulted in painful choices for local governments large and small.

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Guest opinion: No easy way to halt carnage in Syria

In 1982, I interviewed Syrian Information Minister Ahmed Iskander in Damascus, shortly after the regime had killed at least 10,000 people in the city of Hama.

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George F. Will: Senseless restrictions on political speech abound

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. — Dina Galassini does not seem to pose a threat to Arizona’s civic integrity. But the government of this desert community believes you cannot be too careful. And state law empowers local governments to be vigilant against the lurking danger that political speech might o…

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Shooting spree that killed 4 stuns quiet Wyoming town

Shooting spree that killed 4 stuns quiet Wyoming town

WHEATLAND, Wyo. — Evidence tape and plywood sealed the windows of a battered, brown mobile home in this central Wyoming town on Saturday morning. Where three young brothers once had played, there was only silence.

July 09, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Sweetwater officials repeal Adobe Town designation

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. – The Sweetwater County Commission has unanimously repealed its support for extra protections for land near Adobe Town in southeast Wyoming.

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Roll Call Report

WASHINGTON — Here's how area House members voted on recent roll calls. The Senate was in recess.

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Wyoming Legislature to tackle budget this week

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Working through Wyoming's supplemental budget bill will take up much of the state Legislature's time this week.

February 13, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…

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