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The University of Wyoming’s board of trustees unanimously approved a new computer science education certificate program during November’s board meeting on Thursday, and gave the go-ahead for proposed bachelor’s degree programs in neuroscience and early childhood education to move forward.

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Events below take place at the Albany County Public Library, 310 S. Eighth St., unless otherwise noted. Visit the ACPL’s new website for full event descriptions: acplwy.org/events/library-events.

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The Albany County School District No. 1 school board voted unanimously during its Wednesday meeting to approve new class offerings at Laramie High School and a new STEM class at Laramie Middle School.

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If you’re in the mood to put in a few miles before you tuck away a few pounds of holiday food later this month, two running races are on the schedule for the pre-Thanksgiving weekend.

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Izaak Walton League to meetThe Travelle Chapter of the Izaak Walton League is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Laramie Fire Station No. 2, 1558 N. 23rd St. Christina Barrineau, a habitat biologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, is scheduled to talk about efforts to restore…

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Campbell County School District wants to bolster police presenceGILLETTE (WNE) — The Campbell County School District got the go-ahead to enter into formal negotiations with the Gillette Police Department and Campbell County Sheriff’s Office to hire additional school resource officers.

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The snow is flying and Laramie residents have already experienced winter-like temperatures. That means it’s time to dust off the skis, dig out the snowshoes and locate those ski goggles. Or, if getting out in the cold is not your cup of tea, there are indoor sports with pickleball, swimming …

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Going 3-D

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A Laramie man has been charged with strangulation of a household member and numerous misdemeanors for an incident Sunday in which he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and then led police on a chase through town.

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The Laramie High School Musical Theatre program is taking audiences from frigid Wyoming to an idyllic Greek island this weekend.

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CASPER — Next week, Gov. Mark Gordon will head to Washington, D.C., to testify before Sen. John Barrasso’s Committee on the Environment and Public Works about potential reforms to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

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SHERIDAN — An anonymous website that purports to chart state Republican lawmakers’ adherence to the party platform has drawn criticism from Wyoming Republicans for presenting reductive and divisive characterizations of state legislators.

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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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CHEYENNE — State legislators on the Joint Education Interim Committee turned down a bill Thursday that would have let college students receive more Hathaway Scholarship money if they reached certain GPA benchmarks.

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Woman charged with attempted murder in husband’s shootingGILLETTE (WNE) — The woman accused of shooting her husband Monday morning had allegedly pointed the same gun at him four days earlier after he told her that he was ending their relationship.

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The Albany County Planning and Zoning Commission declined to further study whether the boundary of the Casper Aquifer Protection Overlay Zone should be altered.

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When he was in his early 30s, local chiropractor Jeremy Jones first tried his hand at rock-crawling, which entails driving highly-modified vehicles slowly up and across obstacles like boulders and mountain foothills.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Environmental regulators are surveying two polluted creeks near the Moneta Divide oil and gas field to assess whether their protective classifications are appropriate or should be modified, possibly reducing water-quality standards.

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CASPER — One of the newest coal firms to enter the Powder River Basin found itself in hot water again Tuesday, after the Navajo Nation president announced it would not financially back the tribal entity’s recent purchase of three coal mines in Wyoming and Montana.

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JACKSON — Following the climate conference last month that drew representatives from dozens of mountain towns to Park City, Utah, officials there are asking their peer communities to commit to — at least — exploring ways of reducing their carbon footprints.

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TORRINGTON — Due to the sensitive nature of the accounts and files in the Goshen County Clerk of District Court’s office, the office was excluded from the county’s audit process, which inadvertently allowed former court clerk Kathi Rickard to allegedly steal more than $200,000 from the count…

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CHEYENNE — State lawmakers on the Joint Revenue Interim Committee voted 8-5 Tuesday to move forward with a bill authorizing Gov. Mark Gordon to expand Medicaid coverage in Wyoming.

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Gov. Mark Gordon backed the independence of the Environmental Quality Council last week. In a time when the body is increasingly the subject of political scrutiny and recently was the subject of a court ruling that could diminish its power, Gordon said his own stint on the citizen-oversight …

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Man accused of setting up camera in women’s bathroomPOWELL (WNE) — A Powell man is alleged to have set up a camera in the women’s bathroom at his former Powell workplace, capturing images of four of his female co-workers in states of undress.

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If state lawmakers don’t figure out a different way for cities and towns to generate revenue, Laramie will be unable to maintain and expand city services in line with its population and business growth, city officials said Tuesday.