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Wyoming county assessor implements overlooked tax

JACKSON, Wyo. — Hundreds of Teton County businesses could owe more in taxes this year as the Teton County Assessor’s Office seeks commercial personal-property taxes that have gone uncollected for years. “This is not anything new,” Assessor Melissa Shinkle said. “This is just a matter of catching up because it hasn’t been done for years Read More…

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Wyoming lawmakers add money for school security, maintenance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming legislators have endorsed allocating nearly $5 million for security improvements at K-12 schools. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that the Joint Appropriations Committee added the money to a supplemental school construction bill on Friday. Local districts would identify projects they need. Del McOmie, director of the State Construction Department, says a Read More…

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Teacher who had sex with student should get off easy because he wanted it: lawyers

Attorneys for a former middle school teacher who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old student argued she should serve less than the minimum sentence for the crime because the boy was a “willing participant,” according to a motion filed on behalf of 27-year-old Stephanie Peterson obtained by the Daytona Beach News-Journal. Peterson, who previously taught at Read More…

These 30 vehicles are the safest 2019 models, car-safety group IIHS says

Strong crash-test performance, collision avoidance systems and high-quality headlights enabled 30 vehicles to qualify for the top honors in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s initial 2019 model-year rankings. Those vehicles received IIHS Top Safety Pick+ honors, which reflect the best of the best. Last year, only 12 vehicles initially qualified for the top category. Read More…

Harlem Globetrotters coming to Champaign

Harlem Globetrotters coming to the State Farm Center. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WICS/WCCU) —  The Harlem Globetrotters return to North America with their all-new Fan Powered World Tour. Their one-of-a-kind show features some of the world’s most elite dunkers, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders. The Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled show to the State Read More…

Blind, burrowing amphibian named after Donald Trump

Abel Batista/Rainforest Trust UK The 10cm-long amphibian  Dermophis donaldtrumpi.   Abel Batista/Rainforest Trust UK The 10cm-long amphibian  Dermophis donaldtrumpi.   Related content (CNN) – After winning an auction to name a newly discovered blind amphibian, a British company chose Donald Trump as the creature’s namesake, likening its behavior to the US President’s stance on climate Read More…

Leslie Grossman says Amanda Bynes is serious about getting back into show business

Leslie Grossman claims Amanda Bynes is serious about getting back into show business. (Getty Images) It’s been over a year since Amanda Bynes first declared her intention to return to show business, and the actress’ friend and former co-star, Leslie Grossman, says she can’t wait to start working on projects once again. Grossman recently sat down with Busy Philipps on her E! Read More…

Josh Henderson cleared of burglary charge over neighbor's robbery

Actor Josh Henderson was cleared on a burglary charge, according to Entertainment Tonight. (Michael Tran/FilmMagic) Josh Henderson won’t be facing burglary charges after all. The case against Henderson, the star of E!’s “The Arrangement” — who was arrested on Dec. 12 in Los Angeles for suspicion of burglarizing his neighbor’s apartment unit — was declined by the LA County Read More…

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appears to mouth ‘stupid woman’ at Theresa May, sparks chaos

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared to call Prime Minister Theresa May a “stupid woman” on Wednesday during a heated back-and-forth at Prime Minister’s Questions — sparking chaos in Parliament as furious Tories demanded an apology from Corbyn and action from the Speaker. May is under fire for her handling of Britain’s departure from the Read More…

Campground ordinance passes first reading

Licensing for both was proposed in a single ordinance presented to city commissioners in September, but was met with concerns from property owners. “When the mobile home (license) was finalized the campground licensing provisions were removed,” Jan Murtha, city attorney, explained. “This was done at the suggestion of the building official, who indicated he thought Read More…

CBS’s Stephen Colbert rips ex-boss Les Moonves after he was denied $120M severance package

After ruefully calling CBS head honcho Les Moonves “my guy” when allegations of sexual impropriety first surfaced, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert addressed the latest developments from the stunning downfall of his former boss. This week, the disgraced executive was denied the $120 payout he was expected to get by the CBS Board of Directors due Read More…

Water breaks not unusual for city

“Unfortunately, we have water breaks through the year,” he said. “It’s just part of the water system and the movement of the ground.” There have been two reported breaks this month. Both were repaired before the end of the day. One occurred on Dec. 7 at Fifth Street West, between Eighth Avenue and 11th Avenue Read More…

Israeli leader calls on UN to condemn Hezbollah over tunnels

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP) JERUSALEM – Israel’s prime minister Wednesday called on the U.N. Security Council to condemn “wanton acts of aggression” by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, designate it a terrorist organization and heighten Read More…

Montanans invited to apply for 2020 census jobs

The 2010 census created more than 600 temporary or part-time jobs throughout Montana, and recruiting for the 2020 count is now underway.  “In 440 days the census count will begin,” said Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, acting as chair of the Montana Complete Count Committee. “We encourage anyone interested to apply.” Many office jobs will open Read More…

Lewis and Clark County approves Fort Harrison zone districts, tables military affected area

Lewis and Clark County commissioners declared by vote Tuesday the county’s intent to create a pair of zone districts around Fort Harrison but tabled indefinitely the boundary of a surrounding military affected area. County commissioners have considered the boundaries of proposed zoning around Fort Harrison since last September. Tuesday’s hearing was the tenth on the Read More…

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Professor arrested at 2012 protest at DSU continues lawsuit More than six years after an on-campus protest resulted in his arrest, a professor’s legal fight against Delaware State University continues Taliban say talks focus on US withdrawal from Afghanistan The Taliban say their latest talks with the U.S. envoy focused on the withdrawal of NATO Read More…

Billings Gazette

Montana miners balk at management retention bonuses as pensions go unsecured

More miners are crying foul over $1.4 million per quarter in bonuses proposed to Westmoreland Coal Company mid-level managers, all while union pensions and benefits are in doubt. The International Union of Operators and Engineers objected to the Westmoreland’s “valued employee program,” in which the coal company’s mid-level employees received retention bonuses to stay with Read More…

ISIS kills 700 prisoners in Syria: watchdog

BEIRUT — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday that Islamic State militants had executed nearly 700 prisoners in nearly two months in eastern Syria. The UK-based war monitoring group said the prisoners were among 1,350 civilians and fighters that Islamic State had been holding in territory near the Iraqi border. The jihadists Read More…