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Mead criticized by Goshen County GOP

Mead criticized by Goshen County GOP

CASPER, Wyo. — Thirty-three members of the Goshen County Republican Party have signed a letter that rebukes Republican Gov. Matt Mead for not do more to fight same-sex marriage in Wyoming.

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Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

Bakken boom brings surge of diversity to North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Job seekers and immigrants have brought a surge of diversity to North Dakota, but the arrival of many new people from diverse native lands often results in a few language gaps.

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Obama announces $1B for early childhood education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring early childhood education "one of the best investments we can make," President Barack Obama on Wednesday followed up on a promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing $1 billion in public-private spending on progr…

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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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Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

Wyoming sues feds, claiming too many wild horses

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.

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Suicide prevention leader finds kids' access to lethal means 'alarming'

Suicide prevention leader finds kids' access to lethal means 'alarming'

Firearms continue to be the primary means of suicide in Montana, constituting 66 percent of the suicides, well above the national average of 51 percent, according to a newly released state report.

December 04, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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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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N.D. looks at requiring students to pass U.S. citizenship test before graduating

N.D. looks at requiring students to pass U.S. citizenship test before graduating

Students in North Dakota will have to pass the U.S. citizenship test if lawmakers approve a bill this spring to make the 100-question exam a graduation requirement.

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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.

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St. Paul Park church helps battle inner demons

St. Paul Park church helps battle inner demons

ST. PAUL PARK, Minn. – When the church service ended, prayers burst out everywhere.

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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 campuswide 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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