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MATTHEW SHEPARD-20TH ANNIVERSARY

CHEYENNE — Gay-rights activists speak out on the 20th anniversary of the murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard.

ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-COLORADO

DENVER — Colorado Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is banking on his wealth, entrepreneurial experience and anti-Donald Trump sentiment as he seeks to win over independents in his quest to succeed term-limited centrist Democrat Gov. John Hickenlooper. Polis' Republican opponent, state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, is appealing to Colorado's large independent voting bloc, calling the liberal Polis "too extreme" for Colorado. He argues Colorado cannot afford Polis' ideas for tackling underfunded schools and roads and renewable energy standards.

FATAL CRASH-YELLOWSTONE PARK — The body of a 29-year-old Montana man who crashed a vehicle in Yellowstone National Park over the weekend was found days later in the Gallatin River, near the crash site.

CASPER-CHILD ABUSE PLEAS — Two Casper men have entered guilty pleas in cases of children suffering broken bones.

TRIPLE FATAL-CONVICTION — A 27-year-old Wyoming man has been convicted of three counts of involuntary manslaughter for a crash on the Wind River Indian Reservation that killed three people.

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