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CHEYENNE — Candidates for Wyoming governor disagreed Monday on whether the state is doing enough to boost internet speeds and other technology to help businesses compete and thrive. Businesses large and small struggle with slow internet, Democrat Mary Throne said at a Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce candidate forum. Wyoming could do more to boost internet broadband like it has with small-business grants that she supported during 10 years as a state representative, she said. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 460 words, photo.
NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-TAXES IN RETIREMENT
UNDATED — Your taxes in retirement may be a lot more complicated than taxes while you’re working. Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. In 13 states, you also could owe state income tax. Seven states don’t tax income: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming. New Hampshire and Tennessee tax only dividends and interest. By Liz Weston. SENT: 810 words, photo on national lines.
— WYOMING WILDFIRES — A wildfire has started in the Snowy Range in southern Wyoming, forcing evacuations of several small communities and backcountry campers. (With AP Photos)
— COUNCILMAN-SEX ABUSE CHARGE — A 56-year-old member of the Green River City Council in southwest Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
— CHEYENNE STABBING-PLEA — A Wyoming man pleaded guilty to amended charges after being accused of fatally stabbing a man, as well as having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl in a separate case.
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