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ELECTION 2020-WYOMING SENATE
GILLETTE, Wyo. _ Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi announced Saturday that he will not run for a fifth term in 2020, costing the GOP a loyal conservative senator but likely not the seat. Enzi, 75, announced his pending retirement in his hometown of Gillette, where he owned a shoe store and “never intended to get into politics.” But his election as mayor in 1974 was the start of a successful political career that led him to the Senate in 1996. SENT: 450 words. AP Photos.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Ted Kennedy sums up what he sees along the river in the Grand Canyon: “It’s buggy out there.” That is to say, an experiment to change the flow of water from a dam near the Arizona-Utah state line appeared to boost the number of aquatic insects that fish in the Colorado River eat. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 630 words.
COLUMBUS, Ohio _ Witches were still being burned at the stake when Sir Matthew Hale came up with his legal theory that rape could not happen within marriage. The 17th century English jurist declared it legally impossible because wedding vows implied a wife’s ongoing consent to sex. Three and a half centuries later, vestiges of the so-called “marital rape exemption” or “spousal defense” still exist in most states — remnants of the English common law that helped inform American legal traditions. Legislative attempts to end or modify those exemptions have a mixed record but have received renewed attention in the #MeToo era. By Julie Carr Smyth and Steve Karnowski. SENT: 1,300 words. AP Photos.
BIG BOY STEAM ENGINE _ One of the world’s biggest and most powerful steam locomotives is chugging to its big debut after five years of restoration work. Big Boy No. 4014 rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Saturday morning as hundreds of spectators looked on. From there, it goes to Ogden, Utah, to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. AP Photos.
POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING _ Police shot and wounded a man who led police on a high-speed chase through downtown Cheyenne. The Cheyenne Police Department says the man suffered two gunshot wounds and was taken to the local hospital for treatment.
WOLF KILLED _ Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks reports that a rancher has killed a male wolf that was chasing his dogs.
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ The San Jose Sharks return home after splitting two games in Colorado to take on the Avalanche in Game 5 of a second-round series that is tied at two games apiece. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
The start of the NBA’s second round has provided some lengthy breaks and plenty of time for adjustments. Not so for Portland and Denver, who could really use another day off after their four-overtime marathon on Friday but will be back on the court Sunday for one of two Game 4s. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.
DENVER _ Kyle Freeland takes the mound for the Colorado Rockies when they host Arizona on Saturday night. Over his career, Freeland is 3-2 against the Diamondbacks with a 3.80 ERA. Arizona will throw Luke Weaver. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:10 p.m.
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