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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

July 6, 2018

Wyoming at 1:10 p.m.

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JACKSON — The cost of staying in some of Yellowstone National Park’s most historic lodges has increased by up to a third this summer. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that a new, pilot pricing system allows the lodging concessionaire more leeway in setting room prices. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.


WASHINGTON — Bowing out after months of scandals, Scott Pruitt is turning the Environmental Protection Agency over to a far less flashy deputy who is expected to continue Pruitt’s rule-cutting, business-friendly ways as steward of the country’s environment. Sen. John Barrasso, the Republican chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and until Thursday a strong defender of Pruitt, said Trump made the right decision to accept the resignation. By Ellen Knickmeyer, Zeke Miller And Michael Biesecker. SENT: 1,300 words. AP Photo.


UNDATED — As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt tried to roll back rules affecting many industries, but whether he made lasting changes in the government’s regulation of business or failed to leave a legacy could be decided in the courts. Pruitt tried to reverse efforts to cut emissions from coal plants, kill tougher fuel-efficiency standards for vehicles, and suspend stricter rules on runoff from farms — moves that elicited protests and, in several cases, legal challenges by environmentalists and some states. But they didn’t disappoint his boss, President Donald Trump, who tweeted, “Scott has done an outstanding job.” SENT: 640 words. AP Photos.


—BABY EXPOSED TO METH — A man and woman have been sentenced to jail time for exposing a baby to methamphetamine often enough that the child tested positive for the drug.

—WYOTECH — The sale of a Wyoming technical college in Laramie has been finalized. New owner Jim Mathis says he is incredibly thankful to the community for all the support in helping WyoTech stay open.



SEATTLE — Having won nine of 10, the Seattle Mariners step into interleague play hosting the Colorado Rockies for a three-game series beginning Friday night. The Rockies have won three straight to move a game over .500. UPCOMING: 700 words from 8:10 p.m. game.


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