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ELECTION 2018-WYOMING

CHEYENNE — Voters in Wyoming made no doubt about it: They have no problem with President Donald Trump and want Republicans to continue to represent them. Republican Mark Gordon decisively beat Democrat Mary Throne to become governor, while Republican Sen. John Barrasso defeated Democrat Gary Trauner to win a second full term. Rep. Liz Cheney easily won a second term, beating Democrat Greg Hunter.

KILLING WOLVES

SPOKANE, Wash. — Wolves from two packs that have been preying on cattle in the northeastern corner of the state will be killed, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday morning. Hunters will kill members of the Smackout Pack in Stevens County and members of the Togo Pack in Ferry County, the agency said.

SELF TAUGHT ARTIST

CASPER — Color fills the gallery, where faces peer from portraits covering the walls almost from top to bottom. Sculptures crowd the center of the space at the Nicolaysen Art Museum. Figures wrapped in twine suspend from the ceiling, while characters made of bowling pins perch along a ledge at the top of the gallery walls. In the past year, Casper artist Jim Kopp created most of the hundreds of artworks — sculptures, assemblages and paintings — that fill the Ptasynski Gallery at the museum. His show, "Primordial Charms," opened last month and is on display through Jan. 13.

FOREST KINDERGARTEN

JACKSON — A child's curiosity coupled with wilderness is powerful. At Teton Science Schools' forest kindergarten summer program, a bird book, spatula, rope and a few other key ingredients kept children happy and learning without the need for screens.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING-LARAMIE — The Albany County attorney has identified the Sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a 39-year-old man on Sunday in Laramie.

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