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Enterovirus D68 not widespread in Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo. — State health officials say a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon virus has not made substantial inroads into Wyoming.

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$15K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney's Office.

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Wyoming road project up for national awards

A reconstruction of U.S. Highway 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction in northwest Wyoming is one of 10 projects in the running for two national awards.

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Game and Fish wardens to be featured on Animal Planet

CAPSER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is working with Animal Planet on a TV show featuring wildlife management and wildlife law enforcement.

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Wyoming wage gap narrows slightly; state now second to last

CASPER, Wyo. — A study of new U.S. Census data shows that Wyoming’s gender wage gap, which last year was the largest in the country, has closed slightly, moving the state up one spot on the list.

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Pedestrian killed by car in Casper ID'd

CASPER, Wyo. — Police have released the name of an elderly woman who died after she was struck by a car while walking across an intersection in Casper.

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Anschutz marks return to Wyoming with purchase of Barrett acreage

CASPER, Wyo. — The Anschutz Corp. is coming back to Wyoming to look for oil.

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LGBT group plans Wyoming office to fight for nondiscrimination protections

CASPER, Wyo. — The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization, is hiring a full-time Wyoming employee who will work with state and local governments on nondiscrimination protections.

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Wyoming reports lower poverty rate, higher income

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is among the states seeing a decrease in the poverty rate.

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Judge won't reduce sentence in triple slaying

Judge won't reduce sentence in triple slaying

CODY, Wyo. — A Cody man who pleaded guilty to killing a woman and helping to kill her parents will remain locked up after a judge declined to change his prison sentence so he will be eligible for parole.

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Hunters can now file license information online

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife officials in Wyoming say hunters can now fill out their harvest reports online.

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NCHS principal resigns after inappropriate skit; new role with district still undetermined

CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County High School Principal Dean Kelly has resigned in the wake of an investigation that resulted in several staff members being disciplined for violating school district policy.

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Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

Crow post office busy as Cobell settlement checks arrive

CROW AGENCY — A steady stream of Crow Indians filed into the Crow Agency post office Wednesday morning to retrieve checks of at least $800.

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Fracking absolved of blame elsewhere, but in Pavillion it's not so simple

Fracking absolved of blame elsewhere, but in Pavillion it's not so simple

CASPER, Wyo. — A pair of national studies concluding fracking did not contaminate drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania and Texas have little bearing on an ongoing investigation into the dirty water found near Pavillion, according to industry experts.

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Did you see it? Mystery fireball over Montana skies was Russian satellite

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as three "rocks" with glowing red and orange streaks.

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BLM: Coal leasing program continues while reforms are considered

BLM: Coal leasing program continues while reforms are considered

CASPER, Wyo. — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said this week he intends to draft legislation halting coal leasing on federal lands after the U.S. Bureau of Land Management rejected his call for a leasing moratorium.

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$15K reward offered in Sheridan fire investigation

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — Authorities have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to the Sheridan County Attorney's Office.

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Group: State should increase drilling setbacks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A landowners’ group is calling on Wyoming oil and gas regulators to strengthen proposed rules to increase the minimum distance between drilling rigs and dwellings.

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Wyoming school district coalition grows

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two more school districts have joined a coalition that says the state Legislature has shortchanged Wyoming K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.

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Natrona County schools release offensive skit video, transcript

CASPER, Wyo. — A video of a skit that triggered disciplinary action for some Natrona County High School staff shows school personnel hazing new staff members using physical contact and sexually suggestive words and actions.

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School leaders: Skit inappropriate, disciplinary action taken

School leaders: Skit inappropriate, disciplinary action taken

CASPER, Wyo. — A video of a skit that triggered disciplinary action for some Natrona County High School staff shows school personnel hazing new staff members using physical contact and sexually suggestive words and actions.

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U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

U.S. senator to ask Congress to suspend coal sales

A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program.

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Former employee sues Glenrock gun manufacturer

CASPER, Wyo. — A former employee is suing a Glenrock-based gun manufacturer over intellectual property he says he brought the company while working there between 2013 and this year.

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Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubles in five years

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubled during the past five years, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported Monday, confirming a trend many observers had long suspected.

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Study: Gay marriage could boost Wyoming economy by $2.4M

CASPER, Wyo. — Legalizing gay marriage would boost Wyoming’s economy by millions of dollars, a new study concludes.

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