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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

July 10, 2018

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry. The Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it sent the new rule to the White House for review. The document itself was not released, but Trump has been outspoken in his desire to prop up the ailing U.S. coal industry by rolling back what he considers burdensome regulations. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 360 words. AP Photos.

NAVAJO NATION-RADIATION EXPOSURE

SHIPROCK, N.M. — From the end of World War II to the mid-1980s, about 30 million ton of uranium ore were extracted from lands belonging to the nation’s largest American Indian reservation. Today, across the Navajo Nation, sit dozens of abandoned uranium mines and the high risk to residents of contamination exposure. Now, the Navajo Nation is urging the U.S. Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people who were exposed to radiation resulting from nuclear bomb tests stemming from the Cold War. SENT: 380 words. AP Photos.

SHARING ECONOMY-CAMPING

BERLIN, N.Y. — The idea came to Michael D’Agostino as he was driving past a beautiful farm and imagined what it would be like to camp there. “It was a lightning-bolt moment,” said D’Agostino, who left his job in finance three years ago to launch the startup Tentrr, which matches landowners looking for extra cash with vacationers yearning for solitude under the stars. Think of it as Airbnb for the great outdoors. By Mary Esch. SENT: 640 words, national lines. AP photos

IN BRIEF:

—POLICE SHOOTING-WYOMING — A police officer in central Wyoming shot and killed an armed man who had earlier pointed a gun at several people and had led police on a car chase. The incident in Casper began about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and ended with the shooting at about 6:30 a.m.

—WYOMING WILDFIRES — A grass fire in northern Wyoming has consumed more than 56 square miles and closed a section of one state highway. The fire is burning on mostly open Bureau of Land Management land in Washakie and Big Horn counties.

—UNIVERSITY DORMS-FUNDING — The Legislative Services Office says it would be better to pay for the rebuilding of the University of Wyoming’s aging dormitories with state funding rather than a public-private partnership.

—YELLOWSTONE-MOUNT WASHBURN — The Mount Washburn trails and trailhead parking areas in Yellowstone National Park will be closed for the summer, beginning Thursday.

—FATAL ATV CRASH — A teenager from Texas was killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northwest Wyoming. Park County sheriff’s officials say 14-year-old Maximillian Finney, of The Woodlands, Texas, crashed the side-by-side ATV in Crandall on Saturday.

—OFF-DUTY OFFICER STOP — Jackson police are investigating after an off-duty officer from Colorado pulled a gun on a teenager who was running to a bus stop.

SPORTS:

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Tyler Anderson (6-3, 3.90 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Rockies on Tuesday against Arizona. Anderson is 4-0 in 11 road starts this season, and has thrown eight scoreless innings in his last two starts. Game time 6:40 p.m.

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