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How oil's decline could spatter North Dakota

How oil's decline could spatter North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The abrupt decline in oil prices stands to be bad news in North Dakota, a state that has reaped billions in tax revenue as new drilling techniques made it the second-leading producer in the U.S. behind Texas. But a lot of factors will determine how great that impact is.

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Wyoming agency talks helping build coal docks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The executive director of the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority says Wyoming could help finance the construction of a coal export dock in the Pacific Northwest.

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Montana governor Bullock to lead Democrats' campaign arm

Montana governor Bullock to lead Democrats' campaign arm

WASHINGTON — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will lead the Democratic governors' campaign arm as it looks to rebound from sweeping losses in the 2014 elections.

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Gov. Mead wants plan for handling state fund

Gov. Mead wants plan for handling state fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Monday it’s time for Wyoming to develop a clear policy on how much money to keep in its rainy day fund — and what the fund is ultimately going to be used for.

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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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Montana Supreme Court: Reinstate fired officer

LIVINGSTON — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Livingston must reinstate a police officer who was fired two years ago.

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Wyoming lawmakers reconsider polling place rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming lawmakers propose to change voting location requirements so that people would be able to vote at any polling place in their home county.

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Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

Teen faces new sentence in Sheridan home killing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a judge to resentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion killing.

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Wyoming Supreme Court suspends Washakie County lawyer

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended the outgoing Washakie County attorney from practicing law for 30 days, ruling she violated professional rules in how she billed the county.

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Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Bullock touts spending plan as opposition emerges

Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday sought to enlist the business community to help him promote to skeptical lawmakers a $300 million plan to upgrade state buildings, sewers, roads and other infrastructure across Montana.

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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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Women to be down by 2 in Wyoming Legislature

CASPER, Wyo. — The recent election reduced even further the already small portion of women serving in the Wyoming Legislature.

November 10, 2014 1:18 pm
Your guide to Wyoming's 2014 elections

Your guide to Wyoming's 2014 elections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A look at what to watch for in Tuesday's general election in Wyoming.

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Creditors scrutinize ex-billionaire's assets

Creditors scrutinize ex-billionaire's assets

BUTTE — Former billionaire Tim Blixseth was forced to answer questions under oath Monday about what happened to his fortune under mounting pressure from creditors who accuse the Yellowstone Club founder of hiding assets.

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George F. Will: Obama's presidency nearly pulseless on election eve

WASHINGTON — Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation’s mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies.

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Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

Montana Supreme Court gives state 30 days to respond to Beach petition

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered the state to respond to convicted murderer Barry Beach's petition to revise his sentence.

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George F. Will: McConnell would lead Senate like Mansfield

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Barack Obama lost Kentucky in 2012 by 23 points, yet the state remains closely divided about re-electing the man whose parliamentary skills uniquely qualify him to restrain Obama's executive overreach. So, Kentucky's Senate contest is a constitutional moment that will deter…

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Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

Montana Supreme Court race takes on partisan edge

HELENA — A nonpartisan race for Montana Supreme Court has taken a distinctly partisan edge, with challenger Lawrence VanDyke trying to cast Justice Mike Wheat as a liberal activist judge as his Republican backers pour tens of thousands of dollars into ads to support that message.

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Lawmaker presses to allow nonresident UW trustees

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A state lawmaker says nonresidents should be allowed to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees because so many alumni live outside of the state.

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Converse County puts its books on website

CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County has launched a page on its website that allows the public to examine online how the county gets and how it spends its money.

October 19, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

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