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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

October 2, 2018

Wyoming at 1 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

CONSERVATION FUND

WASHINGTON — A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country expired after Congress could not agree on language to extend it. Lawmakers from both parties back the Land and Water Conservation Fund, but the program lapsed Monday amid dispute over whether its renewal should be part of a broader package of land-use and parks bills. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 620 words, photo.

EPA-RADIATION ROLLBACK

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government’s current, decades-old guidance says that any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk. And critics say the proposed change could lead to higher levels of exposure for workers at nuclear installations and oil and gas drilling sites, medical workers doing X-rays and CT scans, people living next to Superfund sites and any members of the public who one day might find themselves exposed to a radiation release. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 1,100 words, national lines. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING WILDFIRES — Weather that is turning cooler and wetter is helping firefighters working to contain a wildfire in western Wyoming that has destroyed 55 homes. Rain was expected to fall Tuesday on the fire that has burned some 96 square miles (249 square kilometers) south of Bondurant since it was started Sept. 15 by someone’s abandoned warming fire.

— DEAD WOLF PUPS — Test results show that a litter of deceased wolf pups that were found south of Jackson this summer died primarily from a skin disease commonly known as mange. Wyoming Game and Fish Department wolf biologist Ken Mills says the final diagnosis for the five dead wolf pups was severe scabies, with associated cutaneous yeast infection and severe emaciation.

— STATE HOSPITAL-LAWSUIT — The parents of a Wyoming State Hospital patient are suing the hospital after their daughter was reportedly sexually assaulted by an employee. The former employee was charged with three counts of second-degree sexual assault after a November 2016 police investigation determined he engaged in sexual acts with the woman at the psychiatric hospital in Evanston.

SPORTS:

FBC--WYOMING-HAWAII

LARAMIE — Wyoming didn’t show well in its Mountain West Conference opener last week, but the Cowboys aren’t dwelling on it. They don’t have time to. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 630 words.

BBN--ROCKIES-CUBS

CHICAGO — Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies visit Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs for the NL wild-card game. Each team lost a tiebreaker game for division championships on Monday. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos from 6 p.m. game.

BBN--THE COORS EFFECT

DENVER — the Colorado Rockies wouldn’t mind a little altitude adjustment when it comes to conventional thinking at Coors Field. As it stands, sometimes they feel like hitters get penalized for hitting at higher elevation half the time and the pitchers don’t get rewarded highly enough. That could explain why they’re thin on MVP winners in their history and light on Cy Young candidates. By Pat Graham. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FBN--GROUNDED BRONCOS

DENVER — Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay were running well for the Denver Broncos on Monday night against Kansas City. Then, the Broncos got away from the run game, leaving time on the clock. It paved the way to for Patrick Mahomes to stage a 27-23 comeback. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 4:30 p.m.

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