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Oliver Walter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for 23 years.  (UW Photo)
Oliver Walter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences for 23 years. (UW Photo)
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Retiring Dean Critical of UW Salaries

A retiring University of Wyoming dean says the college is in danger of sinking into mediocrity unless it continues to attract and retain the best faculty available.

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Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media
Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media
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New UW President Will Spend Some Time Fundraising

The incoming president of the University of Wyoming says an important part of his job will be to find other sources of revenue to help make up for cuts in state funding.

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Michael Smith, Getty Images
Michael Smith, Getty Images
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Grand Teton to Cut Back on Seasonal Employees

Grand Teton National Park will reduce its seasonal workforce, including hiring fewer search and rescue team members, to help meet federal spending cuts.

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boboroshi, flickr.com
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Jackson Looks at Installing Electric Car Chargers

People who drive hybrids and electric cars may soon be able to recharge their vehicles for free in Jackson.

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Wyoming Getting $1.1M From Feds for Worst Schools

Wyoming is getting more money from the federal government to improve its lowest-achieving schools.

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Fremont County Leads Wyoming Beer Tax Hike Effort

Wyoming's 2-cents-per-gallon tax on malt beverages is the lowest in the nation and has remained unchanged since it was first passed in 1935, about a year after Prohibition was repealed.

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a4gpa, Flickr
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Wyo. Wind Tax Brought in $2.6M in its 1st Year

Wyoming's new wind tax brought in $2.6 million in the first year it was collected.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images
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Dollar Continues Gains On Positive Economic Data

NEW YORK (AP) — The dollar is continuing to gain against world currencies following the latest signs that the U.S. economy is strengthening.

The Labor Department reported that applications for unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low last week

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Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media
Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media
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UW Sets Record for External Research Funding

Faculty members at the University of Wyoming received a record $86 million in external funding in the 2012 fiscal year.

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Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images
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U.S. Budget Impasse Holding Back Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Associated Press Economy Survey suggests the biggest drag on the economy is the continued budget impasse in Washington, not the slow pace of consumer spending.

The consensus has emerged just as the political standoff could lead to automatic spending cuts later this week

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