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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 17, 2018

Wyoming at 1:20 p.m.

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AP is moving election test reports for the August 21 (Wyoming) primary election on:

August 6, 8, 9 (Monday/Wednesday//Thursday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain

August 13, 15, 16 (Monday/Wednesday//Thursday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain

August 20, (Monday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory found in advisory queues: BC-WY_Wyoming Primary Election Testing, Advisory.



— BROADBAND PLAN — The Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council has released a draft of its plan to improve high-speed internet access across the state. The legislation that created the advisory council allocated $10 million for broadband improvement projects, and the plan outlines strategies the advisory council formulated to make the most of that funding.

— CHEYENNE SHOOTING — Wyoming prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old man in a May shooting near Cheyenne that left one man dead and a woman injured.

— RIG COUNT — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. held steady at 1,057 this week. At this time a year ago there were 946 active rigs.



LARAMIE — Injuries hurt in the short term but can end up helping in the long term. Last year, Wyoming started five different players at the interior defensive line spots due to injuries, two of which were season-ending. Two of the linemen who ended up starting were true freshmen. That was obviously less than ideal during the season itself. Now, though, many of those players are back and the group is deep and experienced. By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 790 words.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Regents at New Mexico’s flagship university are scheduled to consider for a second time a proposal to shore up the finances of its troubled athletics department by eliminating some sports. Their first vote to cut men’s soccer and other programs came under fire after the state attorney general and others accused the board of violating state open meeting laws. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.


ATLANTA — Sean Newcomb pitches for Atlanta and Kyle Freeland starts for Colorado as the Braves and Rockies play the second game of a four-game series. Colorado has won five of six to stay one game out of first place in the NL West. The East-leading Braves have won eight of 11. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 750 words with photos. Game starts at 5:35 p.m.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — When he demoted Paxton Lynch to third string QB this week, Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said potential simply has to equal performance at some point and that the depth chart reflects results. That doesn’t explain why tight end Jeff Heuerman and running back Devontae Booker are listed as starters despite middling resumes, promising pursuers and so-so summers. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 700 words. AP Photo


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Wyoming and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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