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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 20, 2019

Wyoming at 5:45 p.m.

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SUPREME COURT-CROW TRIBE-HUNTING

WASHINGTON _ The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a member of the Crow tribe who was fined for hunting elk in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest, giving him a good chance to get a more than $8,000 fine against him overturned. The case the justices decided 5-4 is a win for Clayvin Herrera and his tribe, which had argued they had hunting rights in the forest. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 540 words.

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ELECTION 2020-MICHAEL BENNET-CLIMATE

DENVER _ Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet said Monday he wants to commit $1 trillion for underwriting research and projects to address climate change, set aside about one-third of U.S. lands and ocean territory for conservation and reach net-zero U.S. emissions by midcentury. His campaign’s climate plan also would require utilities to offer consumers green-energy options as the Colorado senator joined two rivals for the 2020 nomination, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who already have released detailed proposals on the issue. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT _ University of Wyoming trustees have chosen an interim president to serve for a year after the upcoming departure of the school’s current president.

_ DOCTOR CHARGED-OPIODS _ A Wyoming doctor accused in a prescription drug conspiracy says his treatment methods were medically appropriate.

_ COLORADO RIVER DROUGHT PLAN _ Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest.

_ SPRING STORM-ROCKIES _ Officials are warning drivers traveling through a broad swath of central Colorado and Wyoming to be prepared for snow and ice as a late spring storm passes through.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ BRONCOS-BAILEY _ The Denver Broncos will induct longtime cornerback and new Hall of Fame member Champ Bailey into the team’s Ring of Fame.

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