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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.

October 22, 2014 4:40 pm Photos

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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.

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Lawmaker presses to allow nonresident UW trustees

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Nonresidents should be allowed to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees because more than half of the university’s alumni live outside of the state, a state lawmaker said.

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

Gubernatorial candidates face off in Riverton

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Republican Gov. Matt Mead says addressing all of Wyoming’s priorities, including education and health care, requires a robust economy.

October 16, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

U.S. House candidates debate endangered species, wolves

RIVERTON — While U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis said in a Monday evening debate that the Endangered Species Act needs to be reformed, her Constitution Party challenger, Daniel Clyde Cummings, believes the act should be repealed.

October 13, 2014 7:43 pm Photos

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Wyoming man convicted of murder as teen can be paroled

Wyoming man convicted of murder as teen can be paroled

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled a Casper man sentenced to life in prison as a teenager has the possibility of parole.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: A Tar Heel rebellion against rightwing reaction

BURLINGTON, N.C. — The clergy gathered in the second-floor conference room at the First Baptist Church here were pondering whether this midterm election might be different from other midterm elections.

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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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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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Montana property tax appraisal reflects new trends

GREAT FALLS — The Montana Revenue Department is nearing the end of an 18-stop road tour explaining some major impacts of the state's property tax reappraisal process.

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Candidates for governor, schools chief to debate

CASPER, Wyo. — Candidates for Wyoming governor and superintendent of public instruction will debate in Casper this week.

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Wyoming selects firm to manage $350 million

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming officials voted Thursday to invest $350 million in state funds with a Massachusetts firm that specializes in global investing.

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Lawmakers vote to boot officials from Wyoming Capitol

Lawmakers vote to boot officials from Wyoming Capitol

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A panel overseeing renovation of the state Capitol has voted that the governor will be the only statewide elected official with an office in the building when the project is done.

October 02, 2014 11:40 am Photos

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Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf management to the state.

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Panel vote endorses protecting employee privacy

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A panel led by state lawmakers has endorsed a series of bills designed to better protect employees' personal Internet accounts from their employers.

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Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

Democrat Gosar wants debates even without Mead

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general election even if incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead won't participate.

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Wyoming panel endorses firing squad for death penalty

Wyoming panel endorses firing squad for death penalty

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Corrections should be able to employ a firing squad to execute condemned inmates if the state can’t find the drugs to carry out lethal injections, a legislative committee voted Friday.

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Wyoming high court again overturns Sheridan murder sentence

Wyoming high court again overturns Sheridan murder sentence

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

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