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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 25, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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UPCOMING TOMORROW:

WYOMING-EDUCATION FUNDING

CHEYENNE _ Wyoming lawmakers are set to discuss a proposed constitutional amendment to transfer responsibility for school construction funding from the state back to school districts amid a lull in federal coal leasing.

TOP STORIES TODAY:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-RIPPLE EFFECTS

WASHINGTON _ From power restaurants in Washington and a belt-buckle maker in Colorado to a brewery in California, businesses that count heavily on federal employees as customers are feeling the punishing effects of the government shutdown. In many cases, it’s forcing them to cut workers’ hours and buy less from suppliers — measures that could ripple through the larger U.S. economy. By Chistopher Rugaber. SENT: 740 words, photos and video.

IN BRIEF:

_ COAL COMPANY BANKRUPTCY _ An auction of assets from a bankrupt U.S. coal company has been cancelled after no new offers were submitted for its mines and other holdings.

_ WYOMING-GOVERNOR APPOINTMENTS _ Wyoming’s new governor is keeping several top state administrators in their jobs as he continues to make hires.

_ WYOMING-PARTY REGISTRATION _ A Wyoming legislative committee won’t reconsider changing the rules for voters to declare their political party affiliation ahead of primary elections.

_ WIND TAX _ A group called Wind Wyoming’s Way has announced that it would lead an effort for a ballot initiative to increase the state tax on wind power.

_ DEATH PENALTY _ A proposed measure to end the death penalty in Wyoming has won the endorsement of a legislative committee.

SPORTS:

BKC-WYOMING-RECRUITING

LARAMIE _ Convincing high school and junior college players to continue their athletic careers at your school is a difficult, time-consuming sell for coaches considering the various options most players have during the recruiting process. Allen Edwards doesn’t want it to sound like it’s been more challenging than usual for him given the way his third — and by far his most challenging — season at Wyoming has played out. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 660 words.

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