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Wyoming town ends ban on sleeping in cars

JACKSON, Wyo. — The town of Jackson is ending its ban on people sleeping in their cars.

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School districts team up to lobby for more money

CASPER, Wyo. — A new coalition of seven Wyoming school districts says the state Legislature has shortchanged K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.

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BLM proposes new fees for oil and gas wells

CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is requesting authority from Congress to levy new inspection fees on oil and gas wells drilled on federal lands, in a bid to address the large number of uninspected wells in Wyoming and throughout the country.

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Memorial service held for Powell football coach

Memorial service held for Powell football coach

POWELL, Wyo. — One of Wyoming's top high school football coaches is being remembered in Powell.

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State grant helps distance education in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — A state grant worth about $250,000 is aimed at helping two community colleges and four school districts improve virtual distance education programs throughout Wyoming.

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Wyomingites asked to report dead sage grouse

CASPER, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are asking Wyomingites to report dead sage grouse so the birds can be tested for West Nile virus.

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Wyoming delays on new air quality rules for Pinedale

Wyoming delays on new air quality rules for Pinedale

CASPER, Wyo. — A state advisory board moved last week to delay recommending a proposed air quality rule for natural gas facilities in the Upper Green River Basin, saying regulators need to consider concerns raised by industry and environmentalists.

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Report: Wyoming school superintendent committed misconduct in office

Report: Wyoming school superintendent committed misconduct in office

A final report from a legislative committee that has spent more than a year investigating state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says Hill's actions in office amounted to misconduct and she should be formally rebuked.

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Casper man pleads guilty to abusing boy

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a boy.

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Prosecutors say Wyoming man told deputies he shot wife

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Authorities say a Burns man told deputies he shot and killed his wife because she was yelling at their grandchildren.

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Ethete woman competent for trial in son's death

CASPER, Wyo. — A federal judge has determined an Ethete woman accused of murder in the death of her newborn son is competent to stand trial.

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Thunderbirds return for Cheyenne Frontier Days

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are back for Cheyenne Frontier Days after missing last year's event because of budget cuts.

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Wyoming unemployment rate at 4 percent in June

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming's unemployment rate stood at 4 percent in June, down from 4.6 percent for the same month last year.

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Federal judge won't reduce bison protester's fine

Federal judge won't reduce bison protester's fine

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A judge has refused to reduce a fine against a man who chained himself to a concrete-filled drum to protest the slaughter of bison from Yellowstone National Park earlier this year.

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Wyoming Democrats: Do not cross over and vote GOP on primary

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Democratic Party leadership discouraged registered Democrats from voting in the Aug. 19 Republican primary, saying moderates in the GOP need to stand up to the extreme right wing on their own.

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Dems accuse Mead of softening on Medicaid expansion; Mead denies

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar accused Gov. Matt Mead of changing his stance on Medicaid expansion from opposing it to warming up to it.

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Missing worker from Wyoming found in ND oil patch

DICKINSON, N.D. — A Wyoming man who went missing in the western North Dakota oil patch has been found.

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Wyoming Health Department says whooping cough increasing

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is seeing an increase in reported cases of whooping cough and the state health department says infants and other vulnerable people should get vaccinated.

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Riverton targets West Nile virus through spraying

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Crews are spraying along local streets and alleyways in Riverton to knock down mosquito populations and protect residents from possibly contracting West Nile virus.

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Riverton police investigate child abduction

RIVERTON, Wyo. — Police are investigating the abduction of a Riverton girl from her home.

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State providing safety training to schools in fall

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state plans to provide special training this fall to help local school districts prevent the type of school shootings that have occurred in other states.

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Man found dead after apparent fall in Grand Teton

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A 36-year-old man was found dead after he apparently fell from a cliff in Grand Teton National Park.

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Mother of 'Ninja' Dorian pleads not guilty to felony fraud

Mother of 'Ninja' Dorian pleads not guilty to felony fraud

CASPER, Wyo. — A Casper mother who allegedly exaggerated her son’s medical condition to collect thousands of dollars from the community pleaded not guilty to felony theft in court Tuesday morning.

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'Longmire' helps put Buffalo, Wyo., on the map

'Longmire' helps put Buffalo, Wyo., on the map

BUFFALO, Wyo. — Toes were tapping, two-steppers were dusting the dance floor and Rainier beer was flowing freely at the Occidental Hotel, as several thousand literature lovers descended on this central Wyoming cattle town last weekend to celebrate Longmire Days.

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Boaters reminded of invasive species program

JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife officials are reminding boaters of a program aimed at keeping harmful invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels out of Wyoming waterways.

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