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Boys' dares lead to sex battery reports at Wyoming schools

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say male students at Casper-area middle and high schools have been daring each other to inappropriately touch female classmates, leading to about 15 reports of sexual battery.

Wyoming statewide lodging tax bill advances

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed statewide lodging tax that would fund state tourism promotion efforts cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Wyoming News Update

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WYOMING RECORDS LAWSUIT

3 backcountry skiers survive avalanche on Teton Pass

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Three backcountry skiers survived after being caught in an avalanche Saturday in western Wyoming.

Yellowstone taking comment on seasonal workers' housing plan

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The National Park Service is collecting input on a plan to add seasonal housing for employees who provide concessions services in Yellowstone National Park.

Wyoming News Update

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JACKSON-BAG BAN _ Agencies in a resort community in northwest Wyoming are distributing reusable bags to residents ahead of the town's ban on plastic bags.

Wyoming's Cloud Peak Energy Cuts 15 Salaried Jobs

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — One of Wyoming's largest coal producers has cut 15 salaried jobs, including most of its lobbying team.

Wyoming News Update

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COAL COMPANY BANKRUPTCY-WYOMING _ A bankruptcy judge says Westmoreland Coal Co. can eliminate health care for retirees and its union contract to sell a southwestern Wyoming mine to a Virginia businessman.

Wyoming lawmakers advance energy equipment tax break

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposed property tax break on equipment used in energy production.

The Senate Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee voted 4-1 Friday to move the bill to the full Senate for debate. The bill earlier cleared the House 41-18.

Wyoming man pleads guilty to murder in Idaho

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to murder and manslaughter in Idaho.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Erik Ohlson, of Jackson, entered the plea Thursday in Rexburg, Idaho.

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