AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY
Aug. 20, 2018
Wyoming at 1:10 p.m.
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CHEYENNE — With mega-donor and first-time candidate Foster Friess attempting to force his way into the mix, voters will choose between the business acumen of a former dot-com CEO and the government experience of Wyoming's treasurer in a Republican primary that may determine the state's next governor. No Democrat has come close to winning major office in deep-red Wyoming in over a decade, leaving the Republican winner heavily favored over a former state legislator likely to win the Democratic nomination. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 840 words.
WYOMING PRIMARY-NEWS GUIDE
CHEYENNE — There's plenty of room for surprises Tuesday when Wyoming voters choose from a crowded field of gubernatorial candidates and decide whether a wealthy outsider should oust a U.S. senator. The last time so many competitive candidates were on the ballot was in 2010, and that outcome shows just how hard-to-predict — yet critically important — primaries are in this deep-red state. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 850 words.
ALSO OF WYOMING INTEREST:
SPOKANE, Wash. — The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says members of the Togo pack have preyed on cattle three times in the past 30 days, and six times in the past 10 months. SENT: 490 words.
WASHINGTON — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration's proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released the memo online this month without fanfare. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 840 words. AP Photos.
LARAMIE — Wanna feel old? Most of the members of the Wyoming football team hadn't heard of Rocket Ismail Jr.' dad when he signed with the Cowboys. "Honestly, I didn't know anything about his dad," junior receiver Austin Conway said. "I had met his dad, and they were telling me who he was, and I went back and watched the (Colorado) 30 for 30 and I really realized, 'Oh, that was his dad.' I didn't know." By Brandon Foster, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 800 words.
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