Wyoming News Update

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Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A woman accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a brake supply company in Casper over a 10-year span has pleaded guilty. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Gloria Taylor pleaded guilty Friday to six felony charges and will have to pay back at least some of the stolen money to Rocky Mountain Brake Supply, where she worked. Investigators estimate that she spent about $300,000 of the company's money for her own purchases, though she pleaded guilty to only some of them.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Fremont County officials say they considered but decided not to require permits for landowners who want to rent out their property to campers during the solar eclipse in August. County planner Steve Baumann says there is no feasible way to require landowners to get permits to allow camping.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Officials may have to eliminate 12 beds for psychiatric patients at Wyoming's State Hospital due to funding problems stemming from the state's revenue losses because of drops in prices of coal, oil and natural gas. Wyoming Department of Health Director Tom Forslund told state lawmakers Thursday the beds might have to be removed if it ends up without enough nurses to treat patients. Wyoming has suffered declining state revenue because of the slump for the coal, oil and natural gas sectors.

SEATTLE (AP) — A new environmental study says a coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risk for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year. Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview wants to build the facility to handle up to 44 million tons of coal a year from other states that would head to Asia. Environmentalists oppose the project over global warming concerns.


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