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Helena native Meloy receives Rhodes scholarship

Helena native Meloy receives Rhodes scholarship

HELENA — This year's list of 32 Rhodes scholars includes a man from Helena who has been interning in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change.

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UW collecting Toys for Tots Saturday

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Fans attending Wyoming athletic events in Laramie can help brighten a child's holiday.

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UW reacts to North Carolina academic fraud case

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina.

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Group promises 700 private school scholarships

BOZEMAN — A group that advocates for children to be able to choose private education says it will offer 700 scholarships at 58 private schools this fall.

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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.

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UW reacts to North Carolina academic fraud case

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming athletic officials say they see no evidence of academic improprieties like what occurred at the University of North Carolina but they plan more steps to make sure doesn't happen.

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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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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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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.

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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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Bullock and unions agree on employee pay plan

Bullock and unions agree on employee pay plan

HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock’s administration and three public employee unions have agreed to a pay deal that would give most state government workers 50 cents an hour raises in both October 2015 and October 2016.

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Republican Balow wins Wyoming's top education post

Republican Balow wins Wyoming's top education post

Republican Jillian Balow has been elected Wyoming’s new superintendent of public instruction.

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Guest opinion: Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: “Millions of young people are just stuck. They can’t buy homes, they can’t buy cars ... all because they are struggling under the weight of student loan debt.”

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UW works out agreement with Shanghai college

UW works out agreement with Shanghai college

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences has entered into an agreement with China's Shanghai University on academic study and research for students and faculty.

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Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.

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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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