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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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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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Father of Riverside student who killed herself questions whether bullying played a role

Father of Riverside student who killed herself questions whether bullying played a role

HARDIN — The father of an 11-year-old sixth-grader who hanged herself after allegedly being bullied at Riverside Middle School wants a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.

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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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Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Montana abortion rate falls to lowest level in nearly 40 years

Abortion rates in Montana are at their lowest level in nearly 40 years, at least by one measure.

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15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

15-year-old Eagle Scout candidate fighting 'invisible epidemic'

A 15-year-old’s project to get unused and potentially deadly prescription drugs out of homes has received an endorsement from the state’s chief law enforcement officer — Attorney General Tim Fox.

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Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Lindeen announces insurance change to help with expensive cancer, MS drugs

Montanans who need expensive prescription drugs to treat multiple sclerosis, cancer, hepatitis and other critical illnesses could get some relief next year with a change in the way insurance companies cover prescription drugs. State Insurance Commissioner Monica Lindeen announced Friday that…

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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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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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Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

Public health officials urge getting vaccinated for the flu

The biggest threat to the health of Americans isn’t Ebola or the rare respiratory virus affecting children.

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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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9th Circuit strikes down gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada

BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.

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State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

State receives $1.95 million for Mental Health First Aid training

The state Office of Public Instruction has received $1.9 million for Mental Health First Aid training, a program designed to increase community awareness and public safety.

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UW starts tracking stalking, domestic violence

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The inappropriate use of social media is a major contributor to increasing stalking incidents on the University of Wyoming campus, UW Police Chief Mike Samp said.

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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.

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