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JACKSON — When some Jackson Hole Middle School students powered on their tablets one day in October, they found a survey with a pointed, personal question.

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Lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at propping up coal-fired power plants, but some say they could lead Wyoming down the road to deregulation and a fundamental reordering of the electric utility system.

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ROCK SPRINGS — American schools share a responsibility to provide a quality education for youth. The week before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18-22, serves as the week designated to celebrate American education. Every day nearly 5,500 students attend schools in Sweetwater County School District No. 1,…

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LARAMIE — Former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has been admitted as a party to the court case regarding the potential release of university records pertaining to her ouster from UW earlier this year.

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ROCK SPRINGS – The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs and Rawlins field offices are launching a 30-day public scoping period prior to preparing an environmental assessment regarding a multiyear gathering plan for the Adobe Town, Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, Little Colorado and W…

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CHEYENNE – The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved cutting several academic programs and suspending others from their course offerings during its meeting Wednesday night.

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CASPER — Kansas City police took a report in August alleging that retired Wyoming Bishop Joseph Hart molested a teenage boy in Missouri in 1974, a spokesman for the department said Wednesday.

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CHEYENNE – Lawmakers narrowly rejected a pair of bills that would have overhauled the state's net metering system – and critics argued would have effectively killed the solar industry in Wyoming – during a meeting Tuesday in Cheyenne.

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CHEYENNE – More than six months ago, racist and homophobic flyers were spread around McCormick Junior High that rattled the school and the wider community. Now, some community members and leaders are concerned about whether the school district is keeping the promises it made after the incident.

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CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon testified Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C., before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, arguing interpretations of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act have allowed other states to block trade with Wyoming.

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GILLETTE — Hundreds of Campbell County residents and visitors made a pilgrimage to the Wyoming Center at Cam-plex on Monday to listen to radio and television evangelists Joel Osteen and Victoria Osteen and their son, Jonathan.

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NEW YORK (AP) — A high-ranking leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday the church severed its century-long tie with the Boy Scouts of America because the organization made changes that pushed it away from the church.

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CHEYENNE — Most expected Gov. Mark Gordon’s first budget of his administration to be defined by significant spending cuts and reduced services across the board.

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GILLETTE — Despite pushback from the Navajo Nation, Navajo Transitional Energy Co. is committed to being the nation's third-largest coal producer and will continue to operate three Powder River Basin mines.

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POWELL — With the help of an organization of hunters, Wyoming Game and Fish officials are attempting to do something they've never done before: count black bears.

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CHEYENNE – A local man accused of dumping a dead body near Cody has had first-degree murder charges filed against him in Laramie County Circuit Court.

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CHEYENNE — Firearms manufacturer Stag Arms announced Monday it will relocate to Cheyenne by the end of the year from its current headquarters in New Britain, Connecticut.

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JACKSON — Conservation groups are challenging the pace of the Bridger-Teton National Forest’s planned phase-out of the Alkali Creek Feedground.

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CHEYENNE – Members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Education Interim Committee agreed Friday to sponsor a bill that would limit the funds available for graduate students through the Hathaway Scholarship program.

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CHEYENNE – As three business leaders were inducted into the Wyoming Business Hall of Fame for their lasting contributions to the state, humility was the common theme. Each recipient of the award has humbly helped make Wyoming a thriving place to do business, get an education and build a mean…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities are contesting a lawsuit filed by environmental groups seeking to ban using bait to hunt black bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. The groups say allowing the use of bait could harm federally protected grizzly bears.

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The budget that Gov. Mark Gordon is presenting to the Legislature contains few of the increases to the University of Wyoming’s budget that trustees asked for. His budget for the upcoming biennium was released Monday.

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CASPER — As state lawmakers wind down committee work for the 2019 interim session, Wyoming’s cities and towns are beginning to prepare for battles over a number of issues in Cheyenne this winter.

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RIVERTON — Charged with two counts of manslaughter for the death of Joshua Friday, Rachelle Lynch, 21, pleaded not guilty to both counts last week in Fremont County District Court.

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JACKSON — A Jackson lawmaker wants to impose a fee on unoccupied second — or third, or fourth — homes, potentially offering a new way to alleviate Jackson Hole's housing shortage and its long list of secondary consequences.

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TORRINGTON — One of the common complaints about younger generations is a lack of soft skills, like a proper handshake or basic workplace etiquette, or even a lack of common sense in other areas, including basic home maintenance and improvement.

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CASPER — When the sale of two Wyoming coal mines between bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel and Eagle Specialty Materials closed last month, coal communities in the Powder River Basin breathed a sigh of relief. Though Wyoming miners started trickling back to work at the Eagle Butte and Belle …

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CHEYENNE — Lawmakers on the Joint Education Interim Committee spent more than an hour Friday discussing school safety, though they ultimately rejected a bill requiring school districts to adopt certain security policies.

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CASPER — Gov. Mark Gordon said he "firmly supports" the state Health Department's director amid allegations that a 2015 Medicaid fraud investigation was obstructed by various government officials, a charge that has been denied by those involved.

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CHEYENNE – In the Air Force, two of the core values are service before self and excellence in all they do. So when Airmen 1st Class Cristopher Horton and Christian Reid came across a house fire Nov. 6 near Dix, Nebraska, while on patrol, they knew exactly how to respond.

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SHERIDAN — Recent legislative studies highlighted the delicate balance between health care access and costs Wyoming hospitals struggle to maintain and indicated that Sheridan Memorial Hospital is something of an outlier compared to other hospitals in the state.

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CHEYENNE — Erin Taylor joked that there were movie stars present in the Little America Hotel and Resort ballroom early Wednesday afternoon during the Governor’s Business Forum.