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Wyoming's love-hate relationship with Common Core continues

Wyoming's love-hate relationship with Common Core continues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Proponents of the Common Core standards say they are more rigorous than the state’s previous standards and will better prepare students to graduate from high school ready for college, a career or a next step.

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2 elk poached near Rock Springs

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is looking for information about two cow elk shot and left in elk hunt area 100, the Steamboat elk herd.

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Difference is in the Common Core details for superintendent candidates

Difference is in the Common Core details for superintendent candidates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Both candidates seeking to be Wyoming's next superintendent of public instruction, Republican Jillian Balow and Democrat Mike Ceballos, support having state educational standards.

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UW trustee Warren Lauer dies

LARAMIE, Wyo. — University of Wyoming Trustee Warren Lauer has died after a battle with cancer. He was 62.

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Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

Adaptable omnivore: Grizzlies' varied diet may protect species from changing climate

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. — For years, many conservationists have worried about what grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem will eat as changing climate and habitat conditions bring fewer whitebark pine nuts, cutthroat trout and other prime food sources. A recent study offers an …

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Health facilities task force releases final recommendations

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Task Force on Department of Health Facilities released its final recommendations on Wednesday for the future of the state’s five state-run safety net medical facilities.

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UW offers food ordering app

LARAMIE, Wyo.  — University of Wyoming students now have a way to avoid lines when at some campus dining facilities.

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4 pronghorn antelope poached south of Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are investigating the poaching of four pronghorn antelope south of Cheyenne.

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Gay issue advocates look to next steps in Wyoming

Gay issue advocates look to next steps in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Fresh off their victory to legalize same-sex marriages in Wyoming, advocates for gay rights are turning their attention to other state laws they say need to be changed.

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Haynes announces write-in bid for Wyoming governorship

Haynes announces write-in bid for Wyoming governorship

CASPER, Wyo. — Taylor Haynes, who finished a distant second in a three-way GOP primary race for governor, announced Wednesday morning that he will run again as a write-in candidate.

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Mills man accused of stealing $15,000 from Wyoming VFW

Mills man accused of stealing $15,000 from Wyoming VFW

CASPER, Wyo. — A 50-year-old man from Mills denies defrauding the Wyoming Veterans of Foreign Wars of more than $15,000.

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Men acknowledge poaching bull elk in Grand Teton

JACKSON, Wyo. — Two men accused of gunning down a bull elk in Grand Teton National Park while drunk have been sentenced to a week in jail and ordered to pay a total of more than $10,000 in fines and restitution.

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More than 12,700 absentee ballots returned in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Secretary of State's Office says it has received more than 12,700 completed absentee ballots for the general election.

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Man charged in Sheridan slaying deemed unfit for trial

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — A 57-year-old man arrested in June for a murder in Sheridan County has been deemed unfit to stand trial.

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$28.2 million CO poisoning jury decision not a 'runaway verdict,' judge rules

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a jury’s decision to award $28.2 million to a Casper woman who suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty furnace, perhaps the largest civil judgment in Wyoming’s history.

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Contractor who died at Wyoming coal mine identified

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A contractor who died in a weekend accident at Peabody Energy's North Antelope Rochelle Mine in northeastern Wyoming has been identified.

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Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

Granite Peak Development unveils new $60 million crude-to-rail facility

CASPER, Wyo. — Granite Peak Development unveiled a $60 million crude-to-rail facility on Tuesday.

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Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

Mike and Marvin, together for 30 years, married Tuesday in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — The groom wore olive shorts and tennis shoes. The other groom wore a navy golf shirt with a Walt Disney World logo.

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Gap in rescue helicopter coverage begins Wednesday

JACKSON, Wyo. — Backcountry users will not have a helicopter to help them out of a jam in the Teton area for the next two weeks as agencies make the switch between summer and winter contracts.

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Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

Gay marriage is now legal in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights.

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Wyoming man stabbed to death; suspect arrested

RIVERTON, Wyo. — A 22-year-old Riverton man is charged with breaking into a residence and attacking a couple as they slept, stabbing the man to death and injuring the woman.

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Two women arrested for prostitution in Casper

Two women arrested for prostitution in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper police arrested two women Friday at local hotels in seemingly unrelated cases of prostitution, according to arrest reports.

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Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 dies after being struck by semi

Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 dies after being struck by semi

CASPER, Wyo. — A Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 died after being struck by a semi during a vehicle search Sunday.

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Jackson Hole restaurants get new safety rule

JACKSON, Wyo. — Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety.

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Hunter airlifted from the Shoshone Forest

MEETEETSE, Wyo. — An elderly hunter was airlifted from the Piney Pass area of the Shoshone National Forest after she fell from her horse and fractured her hip.

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