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INDIAN CHILD WELFARE

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A lawyer representing two American Indian tribes urged a federal appeals court Tuesday to keep in place the changes a judge ordered for a South Dakota county's system of removing children from homes in endangerment cases. Stephen Pevar, a tribal law specialist with the American Civil Liberties Union, told the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that before those protections were imposed, the system was stacked against tribal families.

BALD EAGLES — The second of two bald eagle eggs laid last month in Southern California has hatched in a nest watched for weeks by nature lovers via an online live feed.

XGR-EDUCATION SPENDING — Three different constitutional amendments have been proposed in the Wyoming Legislature to tackle the deficits facing state K-12 school funding.

SNOWMOBILER KILLED — Authorities say a Chicago man was killed in a snowmobile crash during a guided trip in northwestern Wyoming.

WYOTECH-LARAMIE COUNTY — A Cheyenne community college is working on plans to acquire a private technical school in Laramie that's set to close in June.

ANIMAL CRUELTY FINES — Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase the fines levied against people convicted of abusing animals.

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