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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

August 11, 2018

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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AP is moving election test reports for the August 21 (Wyoming) primary election on:

August 6, 8, 9 (Monday/Wednesday//Thursday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain

August 13, 15, 16 (Monday/Wednesday//Thursday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain

August 20, (Monday), from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern/ 10:00-11:00 a.m. Mountain

These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.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

TOP STORIES:

BANK OF THE WEST-FOSSIL FUELS

Bank of the West’s decision to divest from certain fossil fuel investments has run headlong into threats of retaliation in states that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction. The San Francisco-based bank recently made it known that it would be “investing where we feel we can make the most impact” and withdrawing support for companies and business activities that are “detrimental to our environment and our health.” By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Mead Gruver. SENT: 850 words.

IN BRIEF:

— GRAND TETON-HIDDEN FALLS — The popular Hidden Falls attraction in Grand Teton National Park has been reopened to tourists.

— DRAINAGE DITCH-BODY — The Natrona County Coroner has identified the body found in a drainage ditch in Casper as 46-year-old Jerremy Baker.

— CASPER RABIES — Three bats in Natrona County have tested positive for rabies since June 7.

— RIG COUNT — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. has jumped by 13 this week to 1,057.

SPORTS:

FBN-BILLS-ALLEN

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Josh Allen’s strong arm isn’t in question. His accuracy still is. The Buffalo Bills rookie first-round draft pick showed flashes of both in making his professional debut in starting the second half of Buffalo’s 28-23 preseason loss to Carolina on Thursday. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

DODGERS-ROCKIES

DENVER — Kenta Maeda takes the mound Friday night against Colorado. He’s held the Rockies to a .149 average in two previous starts this season. The Rockies will throw Jon Gray, who’s 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in four quality starts since he was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game starts at 6:40 p.m. MT)

DODGERS-JANSEN-IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT

DENVER — Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was placed on the 10-day disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat. Jansen didn’t feel right before the game Thursday against Colorado and was taken to a Denver hospital for tests. The team sent him back to Los Angeles for more evaluation. By Pat Graham. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow, photos. Will be expanded.

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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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