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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 8, 2018

Wyoming at 1 p.m.

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HEALTH CARE FRAUD

CHEYENNE — A judge has sentenced a Wyoming psychologist to three years in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $2.3 million in restitution for health care fraud. U.S. District Judge Alan Johnson on Monday also imposed three years of supervised release after Gibson Condie, of Powell, serves his prison time. By Bob Moen. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m.

ELK CREEK PIPELINE

BISMARCK, N.D. — Company officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota and reduce wasteful flaring of excess gas. Oneok’s 900-mile Elk Creek Pipeline will cross Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas, and move natural gas liquids from the Rocky Mountain region. SENT: 320 words.

DEMOCRATS-HEALTH CARE

WASHINGTON — Democrats are shifting to offense on health care, emboldened by successes in defending the Affordable Care Act. They say their ultimate goal is a government guarantee of affordable coverage for all. Some Republicans are taking note. In a recent floor speech, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said Democrats “think they have good ideas and they’re just proven wrong by the facts.” By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 880 words. AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

SUPCO-MINERAL RIGHTS — The Wyoming Supreme Court says a contested case between a coal company and an oil and gas firm should be resolved in federal court. Peabody Energy and Berenergy each argue that they have superior rights to mine coal and drill for oil and gas on the same land where their federal leases essentially overlap.

UW LIVESTOCK TEAM — The University of Wyoming livestock judging team finished eighth recently at the North American International Livestock Exposition. UW coach Caleb Boardman says the finish in Louisville, Kentucky, marks the first top-10 finish at the national championship in at least 30 years.

ELK CREEK PIPELINE — Officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota and help reduce the wasteful flaring of excess gas in the state’s oil fields

SPORTS:

BKN--NUGGETS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors return home to take on the Denver Nuggets. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos from 8:30 p.m. game.

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