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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 21, 2018

Wyoming at 5:15 p.m.

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CHEYENNE — Wyoming voters were deciding Tuesday which of six Republican candidates will run for governor in the general election and whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator. The governor’s race is Wyoming’s most contested since 2010, when Matt Mead won 29 percent of the vote to beat six others in the Republican primary. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 590 words, photos. Will be updated with results after polls close at 7 p.m.



WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved to dismantle another major piece of President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy on Tuesday, proposing to dramatically scale back restrictions on climate-changing emissions from coal-fired power plants even as it acknowledged that could lead to more premature deaths and serious illnesses. The Trump plan broadly increases the authority given states to decide how and how much to regulate coal power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency said the move “empowers states, promotes energy independence and facilitates economic growth and job creation.” By Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein. SENT: 900 words, national lines. AP Photos.


ONLINE DATING SCAM — A 40-year-old Wyoming man has lost nearly $400,000 in an online dating scam.



DENVER — Fresh off a four-game sweep in Atlanta, the Colorado Rockies return home to host the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. The Rockies are 16-5 at home since July 2. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 6:40 p.m. MT.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph said former first-round pick Paxton Lynch was “obviously motivated” by his demotion to third-string quarterback last week “and that’s a good sign. He’s upset and he should be upset.” Lynch might not have enough time to channel that frustration and salvage a roster spot. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 960 words, photo.


BKC-MIAMI-MACK — Miami Hurricanes transfer Anthony Mack has been granted a waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to compete during the 2018-19 season.


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