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Campuswide alert after reported rape at MSU may have hindered investigation

Campuswide alert after reported rape at MSU may have hindered investigation

BOZEMAN — The timing of a campus-wide alert at Montana State University following two reports of fraternity house rapes in a single weekend last year might have interfered with the police investigation into what happened, Gallatin County Attorney Marty Lambert told campus police in a recent letter.

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Wyoming residents divided on immigration reform

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming poll shows that Wyoming residents are deeply divided on how to deal with immigrants living illegally in the United States.

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Suicide prevention productions transformed into videos

Suicide prevention productions transformed into videos

Two original Billings theater productions have become the centerpiece of “Let’s Talk Billings,” a suicide prevention campaign that uses media and arts workshops to reach teenagers.

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Convicted murderer dies at Montana State Prison

Convicted murderer dies at Montana State Prison

DEER LODGE — A man convicted of shooting his brother to death in Missoula in 1980 has died at the Montana State Prison.

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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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Catholic Diocese proposes $16.4M settlement for hundreds claiming sexual abuse

Catholic Diocese proposes $16.4M settlement for hundreds claiming sexual abuse

HELENA — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena has filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that proposes a $16.4 million settlement for hundreds of people who said clergy members sexually abused them for decades while the church covered it up.

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Options for home health care services expand in Yellowstone County

Options for home health care services expand in Yellowstone County

Yellowstone County residents who rely on health care services in their homes have a new Medicare-certified option — Senior Independence of Montana.

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Billings Clinic hosts health insurance informational program

Billings Clinic will host a free program called “Nine things you need to know about health insurance" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center at the Clinic.

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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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More Wyoming convicts being released unsupervised

GILLETTE, Wyo. — They call it killing their number.

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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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VA Montana erroneously releases patients' confidential information

VA Montana erroneously releases patients' confidential information

A Glendive veteran says his confidential medical diagnosis, birth date, address and Social Security information were compromised when the VA Montana Health Care System mishandled his request for medical services.

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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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Montana suicides continue to creep up; rate remains twice the national average

Montana suicides continue to creep up; rate remains twice the national average

As Montana’s suicide rate continues to inch upward, attention is turning to what some call a broken mental health system.

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Bighorn Valley receives $254,678 grant to improve depression care

Bighorn Valley Health Center in Hardin has received a $254,678 grant to improve care for depression.

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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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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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