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BC-WY--Wyoming Digest, WY

November 15, 2014

Wyoming at 2 p.m.

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WYOMING INSURANCE

CHEYENNE — Wyoming residents have a four-month window starting Saturday to buy insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act. State residents who aren’t insured through an employer’s plan or through another program such as Medicaid can start shopping for plans offered by two insurance companies: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming and WINHealth. By Ben Neary. SENT: 570 words.

ROCK SPRINGS-MINES

ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County has a history of not sitting on stable ground — everything from foundations cracking and utility lines snapping to entire structures sinking means the work is never done on keeping what’s underground from impacting what’s above. About 70 percent of Rock Springs has mines underneath it, but not all the mines are shallow so mitigation isn’t necessary, Abandoned Mine Land Division Rock Springs Liaison and mining engineer JaNell Hunter said. By Matt Naber, Rocket-Miner. SENT: 1,190 words.

LAST COAL PLANT?

SANDERSVILLE, Ga. — Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel. The project, which is being developed by Allied Energy Services, is an outlier. If constructed, Plant Washington would be one of just two planned coal plants in the United States to dodge pending rules from President Barack Obama’s administration severely restricting carbon dioxide emissions. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas blamed for global warming. By Ray Henry. SENT: 810 words, AP Photos.

NUCLEAR MISSTEPS

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — The trouble began here, trouble that has torn at the core of the nuclear Air Force and compelled two of the last three secretaries of defense — first Robert Gates and now Chuck Hagel — to ask: Who is minding the store? Minot Air Force Base has had its share, and then some, of bad publicity about nuclear weapons foul-ups, followed by hard questions from Washington about why it and other nuclear bases are caught in a recurring cycle of trouble and recovery. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 1,000 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

— JOB CORPS CENTER — Job, revenue surge expected from Job Corps Center.

— WINTER WEATHER — Snow in east, southeast Wyoming.

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