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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

November 27, 2018

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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TRUMP-ENERGY BOARD

WASHINGTON — Bernard McNamee’s nomination to a top federal energy board cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday even as a video showed him declaring that renewable energy “screws up” the nation’s electrical grid. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 13-10 to approve McNamee’s nomination to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and send it to the full Senate. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin was the only Democrat joining Republicans in approving the nomination. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 280 words, national lines.

IN BRIEF:

— JACKSON HOTELS — Hotel bookings in Jackson Hole for December are running behind last December’s, but January reservations are ahead. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s latest occupancy report compares bookings for about a dozen properties as of Nov. 15 with data for that day in 2017.

— SODA ASH — Wyoming’s congressional delegation is urging U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to prioritize eliminating the Japanese tariff on U.S. natural soda ash during the U.S.-Japan trade agreement negotiations. U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Rep. Liz Cheney noted in a letter to Lighthizer that eliminating the Japanese tariff of 3.3 percent on soda ash could help increase U.S. production and support more than 20,000 well-paying direct and indirect jobs in America.

— FATAL CAMPER FIRE— A Wyoming man has died after setting fire to a camper following a brief interaction with officers in Cody. The Cody Police Department says officers responded about 12:05 a.m. Friday to the report of a male suspect threatening to kill himself and harm others.

SPORTS:

BKN--LAKERS-NUGGETS

DENVER — Nikola Jokic and the Northwest Division-leading Denver Nuggets seek their fourth consecutive win Tuesday night when they host LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. By Dennis Georgatos. Game starts 7 p.m.

HKN--AVALANCHE-PREDATORS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators continue a home stand hosting the Colorado Avalanche in a key Central Division showdown. By Jim Diamond. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

FBN--BEHIND THE CALL

DENVER — Von Miller declared earlier this season that his job was to “sack quarterbacks and tell jokes.” With a half-a-sack to show for chasing around Ben Roethlisberger all afternoon, Denver’s superstar chose not to talk about the Broncos grappling their way back to relevance but instead channeled Bill Belichick and his “We’re onto Cincinnati” credo following a stirring 27-17 win over the Steelers. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1020 words, photos.

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