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Sentinel High School principal, vice principal suspended

MISSOULA — Missoula County Public Schools has suspended two of the top administrators at Sentinel High School following a "personnel issue."

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Wyoming's plants, animals now searchable online

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A new website allows people to search a database that contains information about many of the plants and animals known to exist in Wyoming.

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Wyoming maintains low unemployment through 1Q 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's unemployment rate was well below the national average over the first three months of this year.

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Native American politics heat up in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding more candidates in state and local elections.

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5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Five things to know about Wyoming’s midterm elections on Nov. 4:

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Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

FLORENCE — One of the firefighters on the crew that found a pair of mountain lion cubs in a fire near Florence said she’s glad both animals got out of the situation unharmed.

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1 dead after shooting outside Missoula strip club

1 dead after shooting outside Missoula strip club

MISSOULA — Missoula police are investigating a fatal shooting outside a Missoula strip club early Monday morning.

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Special K kicks off equine program

Special K kicks off equine program

COLUMBUS — Her feet were barely back on the ground when Cat Aexel, a resident at Special K Ranch east of Columbus, was ready to swing back into the saddle.

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When RightNow sold to Oracle for $1.8 billion, who got the money?

HELENA — After international software giant Oracle Corp. bought Bozeman software firm RightNow Technologies in 2012 for $1.8 billion, economists saw a noticeable jump in earnings for Gallatin County and the state.

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Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

Daines' work with cloud computing pioneer shapes his perspectives on government

BOZEMAN — At age 36, Steve Daines was working at his father’s construction firm in Bozeman when he got involved with a small but growing company that had developed new customer-service software for the Internet.

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Former Butte High football standout Bo Taylor dies

Former Butte High football standout Bo Taylor dies

Bo Taylor, who was a senior on the Butte High School football team when the Bulldogs took the AA state football title against Bozeman in 2012, died in Idaho on Thursday.

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Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Expense of Montana takeover of federal lands difficult to define

Determining the cost to the state of Montana to take over management of roughly 25 million acres of federal land within its borders is no easy task, but a back-of-the-envelope calculation puts such a deal at close to half a billion dollars.

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Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 this year

Yellowstone, Grand Teton parks rescues near 90 this year

JACKSON, Wyo. — Rangers have conducted nearly 90 search-and-rescue operations in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks so far this year.

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Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

Firefighter recounts rescuing mountain lion cubs from blaze

FLORENCE — One of the firefighters on the crew that found a pair of mountain lion cubs in a fire near Florence said she’s glad both animals got out of the situation unharmed.

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Thundering herd: Sheep drive continues to evolve, drawing thousands to Reed Point

Thundering herd: Sheep drive continues to evolve, drawing thousands to Reed Point

REED POINT — It’s been 26 years since the first Great Montana Sheep Drive, but the event continues to evolve each year.

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Most Casper Council candidates against raising lodging tax

CASPER, Wyo. — Six of eight Casper City Council candidates do not support the area tourism board’s decision to pursue an increase in the lodging tax in November.

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At home in the wilderness: Remote Game and Fish cabin gives respite in the wild

At home in the wilderness: Remote Game and Fish cabin gives respite in the wild

THOROFARE — The cabin is modest. It has one room with folding beds, a kitchenette and an outhouse around back. Corrals stand nearby for horses and mules. A freshwater spring gurgles from the ground in the front. Grizzly bear claw marks scar the outside.

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Mead appoints panel to improve UW science

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead has appointed a task force to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.

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Montana students to be tested on Common Core

HELENA — Montana will implement and test students on the Common Core standards this school year, despite opposition and an anticipated battle against the new rules in next year's legislative session.

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Montana bobcat farm spurs worldwide interest

GREAT FALLS — A proposal by a North Dakota couple to relocate their commercial bobcat fur farm to central Montana has generated comments from around the world, according to a game official.

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Bison hunt starts slowly in northwest Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. — Hunters haven't had much success at the start of the annual Jackson Hole bison hunt in northwest Wyoming.

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43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park sees plenty of foreign visitors who come to see its unique natural features.

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Wyoming says EPA carbon rules missing information, violate law

CASPER, Wyo. — The Environmental Protection Agency didn’t comply with federal rule-making procedure when it omitted technical information in its proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael and 12 of his counterparts from oth…

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Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Natrona County correctional facility earns health care award

Tylar Baker laughed to himself as he tried to use one hand to strap the blood pressure machine to his heavily tattooed arm.

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White calls land transfer unrealistic

White calls land transfer unrealistic

The transfer of federal lands to the state of Montana is too technically complex to be realistic, according to state Rep. Kerry White, R-Bozeman, although he does support more local input on how federal lands are managed.

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