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The University of Wyoming has received a national Award for its effort to reduce alcohol abuse.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming will join Florida and other states in a federal lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform law enacted last year. Governor Matt Mead announced Friday that Wyoming will file on Monday to join the lawsuit.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Legislature will again this year consider whether to prohibit the state from recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. Wyoming law already specifies that marriages performed in the state must be between a man and a woman.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state Education Department will close its branch office in Laramie and move its staff to Cheyenne.

Warren Mischke, Information and Education Specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Deptartment's Sheridan Regional Office, reports that mountain lion Hunt Area 23 closed Jan. 7, 2011. The area closed because the harvest limit of 20 mountain lions was reached.

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and Bonnie Young, Director of the Advocacy & Resource Center in Sheridan, says stalking happens here as much as anywhere.

There are increasing reports of anglers illegally bringing live minnows across state lines into Wyoming from Montana.

An issue that Wyoming State Lawmakers will address during the upcoming General Session is a constitutional amendment that would bolster citizens right to hunt and fish throughout Wyoming.

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