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WYOMING TOBACCO TAX
CHEYENNE — The Legislature’s interim revenue committee revisits a proposal Wednesday that would increase state taxes on tobacco products, including raising the price of a pack of cigarettes by $1. The same proposal was rejected in the 2018 budget session earlier this year. By Bob Moen. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m.
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JACKSON — Forty hours a week Cat Wright stares down a microscope, preparing petri dishes and performing tests in a lab fit for one person. Wright, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, wouldn’t exactly say she was aiming for this profession all along when she started studying biochemistry as an undergrad at the University of New Mexico. But lab manager at Roadhouse Brewing Co. fits her well. By Melissa Cassutt, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 1,000 words.
LARAMIE — Sitting on a brown leather couch beside a cobblestone fireplace Friday, Karen Lundahl hoisted her 1-year-old great granddaughter Emersyn Bahre above her head. The toddler squealed with glee as her sister, 7-year-old Kinsley Bahre, tickled her tummy. On the opposite side of the couch, Karen Lundahl’s son Hunter Lundahl, 16, watched the commotion with a wry smile, that too familiar teenage expression that belies a deep yearning to join the fun despite adamant refusals. By Ike Fredregill, Laramie Boomerang. SENT: 990 words.
— HIGHWAY-MARIJUANA ARREST — A 45-year-old man faces felony drug charges after a Wyoming state trooper says he caught him pushing a dolly with marijuana on it down a highway near Cheyenne.
— TEACHER ARRESTED — A second-grade teacher in Wyoming faces four misdemeanor charges, including child endangerment, but none of the charges involve students.
— WYOMING GOP-GUNS — Both sides in a lawsuit over whether the University of Wyoming can restrict gun rights are leaving the decision up to a judge rather than going to a jury.
— GERMANY-WOLF ATTACK — Police in northern Germany say a wolf has attacked a man at a cemetery. The German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that a 55-year-old man was working on the cemetery in the village of Steinfeld in Lower Saxony on Monday when he felt something biting his hand from behind.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Wyoming heads to the Hoosier State with a 2-4 overall record to take on Evansville on Wednesday night. Game starts 5 p.m.
DENVER — The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Colorado Avalanche in NHL action Wednesday night. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.
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