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From the Editor: Fun with numbers

One of the best parts of being a journalist is trivia.

August 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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Weekend vandals. Billings police received 28 reports of windows broken out of cars, homes and businesses Aug. 22-24. Vandals threw rocks, and shot BB guns and marbles, damaging Heights property between Wicks Lane and River Oaks Drive and also in an area west of 24th Street West and north of…

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McKenzie Morgan, 17, took these photos of her wrecked Cessna 172

McKenzie Morgan, 17, took these photos of her wrecked Cessna 172

A collection of photos taken by McKenzie Morgan of her wrecked Cessna 172 was the most-viewed thing on The Billings Gazette this past week.Morgan crashed the plane near Francs Peak outside Meeteetse, Wyo., in August 2013 during her first solo flight attempt. Morgan's story was featured Sunda…

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Wyoming Range

Wyoming Range

A wellhead is seen just above South Cottonwood Creek on Aug. 4 in the Wyoming Range. Area surrounding South Cottonwood Creek, which is home to a conservation population of native Colorado cutthroat trout, is just one wildlife habitat in roughly 41,000 acres of contested area that the U.S. Fo…

August 29, 2014 5:33 pm
Wyoming Range

Wyoming Range

South Cottonwood Creek is seen meandering through the Wyoming Range just below Lander Peak on Aug. 4 in Sublette County, Wyo. The creek is home to both a conservation population of native-range Colorado cutthroat trout and nearby oil and gas leases.

August 29, 2014 5:32 pm
Morning jaunt

Morning jaunt

Riders on the Chief Joseph Trail Ride travel from their camp in Wyoming’s Sunlight Basin on their way to camp along Dead Indian Creek in 2013 along the historic Nez Perce Historical Trail.

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No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

No intent found in Wyoming police dog case, DA says

CASPER, Wyo. — Mills police officer Zachary Miller did not intend to kill police dog Nyx, an eight-year veteran of the department, when he left the animal in a hot car for several hours last month, Natrona County’s top prosecutor said Monday.

August 26, 2014 6:15 am Photos

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Accountability report urges fewer tests, more peer review

CASPER, Wyo. — States should focus less on tests and more on improving teachers when crafting school rating systems, a new report out this week from a national education think tank states.

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Guest opinion: Montanans must again say 'no' to hatred

These last two weeks Americans have watched Ferguson, Mo., with sadness and dismay. Can’t we do any better than this? Haven’t we moved beyond racial profiling and violent response?

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Conservative wing of GOP can count losses, gains

CASPER, Wyo. — Former U.S. Sen. Al Simspon, having thrived in the opulence of the U.S. Capitol and the ivory towers of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was elected Tuesday to a new position – one that sometimes meets in the basement of Big Horn Federal Savings Bank.

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Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overall scores are about average for states that test all their grads.

August 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Have You Heard: 'Vaping' shop opens in Heights

The billowing e-cigarette industry has expanded into Billings Heights.

August 24, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

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Protest at Mills Police Department

Protest at Mills Police Department

Mills Police Chief Bryon Preciado listens to concerned citizens during a peaceful protest demanding justice for Nyx on Saturday at the Mills Police Department.

August 23, 2014 7:47 pm
Protest at Mills Police Department

Protest at Mills Police Department

Jeremy Brown, who organized the protest, calls for attention from passing traffic along West Yellowstone Highway during a peaceful protest demanding justice for Nyx on Saturday at the Mills Police Department in Mills, Wyo. Nyx, a drug detection dog and eight-year veteran of the department, d…

August 23, 2014 7:47 pm
Superintendent candidate Balow's campaign moves on after primary win

Superintendent candidate Balow's campaign moves on after primary win

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fresh off a Republican primary victory, state schools superintendent candidate Jillian Balow says her campaign will be readjusting its focus for the general election.

August 20, 2014 2:05 pm Photos

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Tea party leaders don't fare so well in primary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two top tea party organizers in Wyoming lost their bids for legislative seats as most state Senate and House incumbents fended off challengers in Tuesday's primary.

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Pronghorn, deer numbers down but elk doing well in NW Wyoming

Pronghorn, deer numbers down but elk doing well in NW Wyoming

Antelope and deer numbers are down in northwestern Wyoming while elk numbers are thriving, according to the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish.

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Cultural miscommunication discussed at Riverton native education conference

CASPER, Wyo. — The Rev. Michael Oleksa has lived and worked with American Indians in Alaska for more than 40 years.

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Company says tax break preferable, not necessary for wind farm

CASPER, Wyo. — The largest proposed onshore wind project in the United States does not need a recently expired federal tax credit to be commercially viable, the head of the company planning to build 1,000 turbines in Carbon County said last week.

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