Wyoming News Update

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. _ Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore says he didn't know he was dealing with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen when he agreed to appear on a television show, his lawyers wrote in court filings last month. Moore in September filed a $95 million defamation lawsuit over his appearance on Baron Cohen's "Who is America?" Moore signed an agreement with Yerushalayim TV, a company registered in Wyoming, waiving all legal claims from the appearance.


PHILADELPHIA _ Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found. And more names could be coming in places where attorneys general have launched statewide investigations or in cities like Houston or Cheyenne, Wyoming, where local prosecutors are looking into individual priests.

SWITCHING PARTIES-PRIMARIES _ A bill has been introduced that would limit when Wyoming voters could change their political party affiliation.

WYOMING OPIOIDS-LAWSUIT _ The creator of OxyContin has asked a Wyoming judge to dismiss a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company, claiming that the federal Food and Drug Administration's previous findings invalidate the legal challenge.

AIR AMBULANCES _ A bill has been proposed that seeks to protect injured Wyoming workers from expensive air ambulance charges. The proposed legislation offered through the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee would be limited to state workers' compensation claims.

ADULT LEARNING _ A higher education administrator is advocating a program to help adults in Wyoming return to college for workforce training.


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