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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

October 5, 2018

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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AP is moving election test reports for the November 6, (Wyoming) general election starting on Monday, October 8:

Mondays from 1-3 p.m. EDT, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (two hours) and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-3 p.m. EDT, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MDT (four hours).

Last election test is on Monday, Nov. 5 from 11-3 p.m. EST, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. MST (four hours). No winners will be called during the last test.

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.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 General Election Testing, Advisory.

TOP STORIES:

SAGE GROUSE-FOREST SERVICE

BOISE, Idaho — The U.S. Forest Service is advancing changes to sage grouse protections in five Western states that would eliminate special designations for crucial habitat where the imperiled birds breed. The agency on Friday made public draft plans altering rules put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. Those rules are seen as a main reason why federal officials decided the chicken-sized, ground-dwelling bird didn’t need federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. UPCOMING: 400 words by 6 p.m.

ALSO OF WYOMING INTEREST:

WILD HORSES-CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service is set to round up 1,000 wild horses and says many of them could be sold to distant slaughterhouses. The roundup is set to begin Tuesday and last through the month. It will target horses from a herd in the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory inside the Modoc National Forest, the Sacramento Bee reported. SENT: 310 words, national lines. AP Photo.

IN BRIEF:

TRAIN CRASH-WYOMING — Authorities say a Union Pacific freight train crashed into the back of another freight train in southeastern Wyoming, killing at least one crew member with another missing and derailing more than 50 train cars.

FATAL CRASH CONVICTION-APPEAL — The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the convictions and 75-year prison sentence of a Wyoming man whom prosecutors say was drunk when he caused a fatal 2013 crash in western Nebraska.

UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION — A recent survey shows University of Wyoming staff and faculty appear largely dissatisfied with their workplace.

WYOMING WIND FARM — A draft environmental assessment anticipates that a wind farm project in eastern Wyoming will cause the deaths of six eagles over five years.

SPORTS:

BBN-NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers try for their second straight win against the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series. Yelich homered and scored the winning run in Milwaukee’s 3-2, 10-inning victory in Game 1. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:15 p.m.

With:

— MILLER-COORS BEER SERIES — As the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado Rockies face off in the National League Division Series, the big brewing companies in their respective cities are squaring off to provide free beer in the winning team’s community

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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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