Wyoming News Update

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SAN FRANCISCO — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh worries about federal agencies running amok. He has argued that judges have given federal agencies leeway to push policies that go well beyond what Congress allowed. Kavanaugh has objected to Environmental Protection Agency regulations on greenhouse gases; the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rule requiring an equal playing field on the internet; and IRS requirements for paid tax preparers. All went beyond what Congress allowed by law, he said.

MINER'S UNION-PRESIDENT — The United Mine Workers of America has elected Cecil Roberts to a sixth term as head of the coal miner's union. Roberts, 71, is known as a fiery, passionate speaker and has battled in recent years to protect retired union worker pensions as the coal industry has slumped.

SCHOOLS-MENTAL HEALTH — Wyoming education officials and students say increased access to health care for students is needed to keep schools safe. Michael Harris with the Fremont County School District told members of the Federal Commission on School Safety on Tuesday that several of his students share similar characteristics with man accused in the Florida high school shooting earlier this year.

WYOMING WILDFIRES — Two small wildfires are burning in Yellowstone National Park, but officials say they are in areas that do not pose a threat to tourists or park facilities.

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