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In largest-ever donation to athletics, UM receives $7M for new facility

In largest-ever donation to athletics, UM receives $7M for new facility

MISSOULA  — The University of Montana has announced a $7 million donation toward a planned $14 million project to build new football locker rooms and a weight training facility against the southwest side of Washington-Grizzly Stadium.

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North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug

North Dakota court bans use of abortion drug

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a state law that bans the use of one of two drugs used to perform abortions, effectively making the procedure illegal.

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Guest opinion: Catholic synod underwhelms on controversial issues

The Roman Catholic Church’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family concluded with an address from Pope Francis on Oct. 19.

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UW accepts 20 students for medical program

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has accepted 20 new students to its medical education program this fall.

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Volunteers count 8 swans, 10 cygnets at elk refuge

JACKSON, Wyo. — Volunteers and officials with the National Elk Refuge say four adult breeding pairs of trumpeter swans raised 10 cygnets at the refuge this summer.

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After-school program to continue in Laramie

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Laramie Community Recreation Center has reduced the number of caregivers to the School Age Child Care program after going over budget by about $25,000.

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Casper psych hospital to take Cheyenne juveniles

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Laramie County juveniles in need of court-ordered inpatient mental health care can be transferred to the Wyoming Behavioral Institute in Casper.

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Jail overcrowding spreads across North Dakota

MINOT, N.D. — Jail overcrowding has spread beyond the Bakken.

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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.

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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.

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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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Ruling to come soon: Gay marriage opponents hint that judge may rule against them

Ruling to come soon: Gay marriage opponents hint that judge may rule against them

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge could decide within days whether to legalize gay marriage in Wyoming, and opponents are already hinting that he might rule against them.

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Free bear spray available for hunters

JACKSON, Wyo. — Jackson Hole hunters can get free bear spray from a local foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

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Wyoming educators turn to Twitter for discussions

CASPER, Wyo.  — Hundreds of miles from one another, seven men and women settled into an online meeting room.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A Tar Heel rebellion against rightwing reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.

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Thermopolis students learn first-hand about reptiles

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. — Scott Shupe admits that there is something about snakes that makes most folks shudder. However, instead of shuddering we should be grateful.

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Kokanee eggs to be collected in Flaming Gorge

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are planning to collect kokanee eggs in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir in southwestern Wyoming in an effort to bolster the fish's population and to establish additional spawning runs in other waterways across the state.

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Park County log cabin a modern 1-room schoolhouse

Park County log cabin a modern 1-room schoolhouse

CODY, Wyo. — Julie Nelson values her children and their education.

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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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