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A new book by University of Wyoming professor Jeff Lockwood explores the role of corporate wealth in censoring speech and expression, and he got his inspiration from a campus incident several years ago.

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Four candidates for the University of Wyoming’s chief diversity officer are scheduled to be on campus this week and next, UW Board of Trustees Vice President Dave True said.

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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Students at Laramie Junior High School have a new hands-on way to study science with the addition of precipitation gauges and an electronic system capable of recording and transmitting real-time data.

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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Two Albany County School District No. 1 students took first place in a state bread baking competition this month, part of a national program for students exploring careers in the culinary arts.

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The Albany County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to enact hiring and salary freezes as the county heads into its next budget cycle, citing uncertainty about how much funding the county will receive in the coming months.

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    joelf@laramieboomerang.com
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A March snowpack report suggests flood risk in Laramie and Albany County should be relatively low in 2017, but a state hydrologist said that could change quickly.

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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Beitel Elementary School is the state champion in the 2017 Wyoming Math Cup, a competition that encourages students to sharpen their math skills by solving a series of online math problems.

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Editor’s note: It is the Boomerang’s policy not to run names of defendants in sex crime cases until a conviction, or guilty or no contest pleas, unless the accused is a person of public interest, such as an elected official, or a person of public trust, such as a teacher or counselor.

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Laramie High School freshman Arundathi Nair is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. But while she is honored by accolades, Nair said the best part of making a film is seeing the finished product.

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    even@laramieboomerang.com
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Spring is in the air, summer is just around the corner, and the calendar of running, biking and outdoor events is filling quickly. Here’s a list of area events coming up this year, including a couple new endurance bike races:

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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Work continued Tuesday morning on developing a 10-year strategic plan for Albany County, a document county officials said will help guide and shape county policy throughout the next decade.

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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Albany County officials anticipate a tight budget crunch in the months to come, with hiring freezes and layoffs both possibilities for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

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    even@laramieboomerang.com
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A grant administered through the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation offers Wyoming nonprofit organizations the chance to sell a hard-to-get bison license and keep some of the proceeds.

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When University of Wyoming student Hannah Hass graduates in May, she said she hopes she can find a teaching job in her home state.

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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Albany County School District No. 1 officials are working to revise the district’s student sexual harassment policy, part of an ongoing process to streamline and clarify ACSD No. 1 policies and bring them up to date with Wyoming statute.

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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The Albany County Public Library has a special addition to its collection of children’s books this month — a group of about 30 informational books authored by Beitel Elementary School first-graders.

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The anthropology of an isolated Pacific Island that sits 2,200 miles west of Chile has been the focus of decades of research by scientists connected to the University of Wyoming, and a new reference book summarizes their findings.

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From 2015-2016, the Albany County Clerk of District Court’s Office saw a roughly 50 percent increase in the number of felony criminal cases filed — particularly with drug cases, which increased by more than 400 percent during that time period. Some cases involved include multiple categories …

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    nuriam@laramieboomerang.com
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Rock River School took its first step toward an alternative schedule Wednesday night after the Albany County School District No. 1 Board of Education approved the school’s request to move to a four-day school week.