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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

October 4, 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These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.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:

YELLOWSTONE MINING

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has scheduled a Monday visit to Montana, where he’s expected to finalize a proposal to block new mining claims on public lands near Yellowstone National Park. Zinke spokeswoman Heather Swift said Thursday that Zinke will make a “major announcement” about conservation of lands in the Paradise Valley area. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 390 words.

IN BRIEF:

— WYOMING WILDFIRES-CHENEY — Wyoming U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney is reaching out to residents who lost homes in a destructive wildfire south of Bondurant. The Republican attended a community meeting Tuesday night and told residents that her office will do everything possible to help them.

— ABSENTEE VOTERS-NEW BALLOTS — Absentee voters living within a Wyoming school district will receive new ballots for the upcoming November election after an error was discovered on the initial ones. The Cody Enterprise reports the Park County Clerk’s Office announced Tuesday that staff are mailing out replacement absentee ballots after discovering an error limited to ballots that had already been sent to voters in the race for Cody School District Board of Trustees.

SPORTS:

BKC--WYOMING

LARAMIE — The good news for Wyoming’s men’s basketball team is the Cowboys have started the Allen Edwards era with the momentum of back-to-back 20-win seasons. The bad news? Many of the contributors that helped get that going are no longer around. Wyoming opened practice last week having to replace more than half of its scoring and rebounding from last season in Hayden Dalton, Alan Herndon and Cody Kelley, all of whom are out of eligibility. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 510 words.

BBN-NLDS-ROCKIES-BREWERS

MILWAUKEE — The NL-best Milwaukee Brewers play their first postseason game in seven years when they open their Division Series matchup against the Colorado Rockies. By Genaro C. Armas. Upcoming: 750 words, photos. Game starts 3:07 p.m.

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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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