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Boys' dares lead to sex battery reports at Wyoming schools

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say male students at Casper-area middle and high schools have been daring each other to inappropriately touch female classmates, leading to about 15 reports of sexual battery.

Wyoming statewide lodging tax bill advances

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed statewide lodging tax that would fund state tourism promotion efforts cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Wyoming News Update

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Engagement Surveys Help UW Improve Student Experience

University of Wyoming students have more interaction with faculty members, spend more time preparing for class and receive more encouragement to participate in campus activities than students at other public universities in the region, according to newly released results from a national survey.

3 backcountry skiers survive avalanche on Teton Pass

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Three backcountry skiers survived after being caught in an avalanche Saturday in western Wyoming.

Yellowstone taking comment on seasonal workers' housing plan

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The National Park Service is collecting input on a plan to add seasonal housing for employees who provide concessions services in Yellowstone National Park.

Wyoming News Update

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JACKSON-BAG BAN _ Agencies in a resort community in northwest Wyoming are distributing reusable bags to residents ahead of the town's ban on plastic bags.

Wyoming's Cloud Peak Energy Cuts 15 Salaried Jobs

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — One of Wyoming's largest coal producers has cut 15 salaried jobs, including most of its lobbying team.

Wyoming News Update

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COAL COMPANY BANKRUPTCY-WYOMING _ A bankruptcy judge says Westmoreland Coal Co. can eliminate health care for retirees and its union contract to sell a southwestern Wyoming mine to a Virginia businessman.

Wyoming lawmakers advance energy equipment tax break

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposed property tax break on equipment used in energy production.

The Senate Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee voted 4-1 Friday to move the bill to the full Senate for debate. The bill earlier cleared the House 41-18.

Wyoming man pleads guilty to murder in Idaho

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to murder and manslaughter in Idaho.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports Erik Ohlson, of Jackson, entered the plea Thursday in Rexburg, Idaho.

Casper decides against making alcohol overservice a crime

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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Casper City Council has agreed to do away with the part of a new proposed ordinance that would have made it against the law to serve alcohol to a person who's already clearly intoxicated.

Death-penalty repeal fails in Wyoming despite new support

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal to repeal the death penalty failed in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday after drawing far more support from state lawmakers than ever before.

Wyoming News Update

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Wyoming News Update

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Legislature moves forward on changes to UW board of trustees

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposal that would change the title of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees president is making its way through the state Legislature.

Death penalty repeal getting first serious debate in Wyoming

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Repealing the death penalty, a non-starter in Wyoming each of the past five years, got a serious look Wednesday from a legislative committee that voted to advance the idea to the full Senate for what could be a last dash to the governor's desk.

Federal agents cleared in deadly shooting of Wyoming man

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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared two federal agents in the deadly shooting of a convicted felon who had fired on them in central Wyoming last month.

Wyoming lawmaker disputes account of remarks about gays

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state lawmaker accused of comparing homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia while talking to a group of high school students denied Tuesday that she made any such comparison but now said she faces "racial slurs" and threats as a result.

Wyoming News Update

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CHEYENNE _ A Wyoming Senate committee considers a bill Wednesday to abolish the state’s death penalty.

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