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Bankrupt US coal company secures short-term funding

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A U.S. judge has approved funding to allow a bankrupt coal company to maintain basic operations for a few days.

Coal bankruptcy ruling could mean $30M hit to Wyoming county

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming county could lose out on over $30 million in mineral production taxes owed by a bankrupt coal company following a decision by a judge.

Wyoming News Update

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CONTRACTOR ARRESTED

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming home construction contractor has been arrested after skipping a court appearance on police claims that he stole $50,000 worth of property from his landlord.

Over 1,000 Seek Wyoming Employment Help After Coal Mine Closures

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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Over 1,000 people have sought employment help from a Wyoming workforce services office since a coal company declared bankruptcy and two giant mines closed.

Official raises ethics concerns after truck loaned to mayor

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming councilman has raised concerns about possible ethics laws violations after a dealership loaned a truck to a mayor.

Wyoming News Update

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BANKERS SURVEY

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More bankers surveyed in parts of 10 Plains and Western states say President Donald Trump's trade skirmishes are having a negative effect on their local economies.

Wyoming launches searchable government transparency site

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has launched a new government financial transparency website.

The WyOpen website at www.wyopen.gov has a searchable database of government expenditures going back to January, 2016.

Man convicted of assault for shooting in Wyoming hospital

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A man has been convicted of shooting at employees inside a Wyoming hospital.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that 20-year-old Mitchell Taylor was found guilty Wednesday of two counts of aggravated assault.

Wyoming News Update

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REDSKINS MASCOT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A high school in Idaho will retire its Native American mascot after 90 years.

The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Teton School District voted 4-1 in favor of renaming the Teton Redskins in a Tuesday meeting.

Man gets 20 years in prison for raping teenager in Montana

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man who cursed at jurors and called them "stupid" after they found him guilty of raping a teenager in Montana has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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