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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

April 16, 2019

Wyoming at 6 p.m.

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YELLOWSTONE-EAGLE DEATH

CHEYENNE _ The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday. Wearing a GPS unit like a backpack, the adult, female eagle had flown outside Yellowstone into areas where hunters pursue game such as elk and deer. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 400 words, photo.

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ELECTION 2020-WARREN ENERGY

WASHINGTON _ Elizabeth Warren is vowing to prohibit new fossil fuel leasing on public lands if she’s elected president, one of several new energy proposals she rolled out Monday before a campaign swing in two Western states. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, already has launched more than a half-dozen new proposals since entering the Democratic primary. Warren is set to discuss the public lands policies this week during campaign stops in South Carolina, Colorado and Utah. By Elana Schor. SENT: 430 words, photos on national lines.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN, Neb. _ Year after year, Nebraska’s conservative lawmakers have rejected measures calling for limited and highly regulated medical marijuana. They’re poised to do it again, but their decision this year could have the unintended consequence of ushering in one of the most unrestricted medical marijuana laws in the country. By Grant Schulte. SENT: 830 words, photos on national lines.

IN BRIEF:

_ CARBON CAPTURE _ Crews have started drilling a 10,200-foot (3,109-meter) well so University of Wyoming researchers can test the feasibility of storing carbon dioxide underneath the top U.S. coal-mining state.

_ ELK REFUGE _ Supplemental feeding of elk is ending for the season at the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming.

_ BISON LICENSE _ Wyoming residents have a chance to land a bison hunting license for just $10.

SPORTS:

FLAMES-AVALANCHE

DENVER _ Just signed defenseman Cale Makar could make his NHL debut Monday night for Colorado when the Avalanche host the Calgary Flames in Game 3. The series is tied at one apiece. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. (Game starts at 8 p.m. MT)

With: AVALANCHE-MAKAR’S DEBUT _ Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar will make his NHL debut in Game 3 against Calgary, his favorite childhood team. SENT: 130-word APNewsNow. (With AP Photo)

SPURS-DEROZAN’S GAME

DENVER _ The thinking of DeMar DeRozan before joining San Antonio: Shoot. The mentality now: Share. Always a skilled scorer, the 29-year-old and four-time All-Star has taken his game to another level in San Antonio by taking to the floor with a different approach — a get-teammates-even-more-involved approach. “Spurs’ way, baby,” said DeRozan, whose team leads 1-0 heading into Game 2 on Tuesday against the second-seeded Denver Nuggets. By Pat Graham. SENT: 820 words, photos.

TIPOFF

Orlando had to fight until the final days of the regular season to get its postseason berth. Portland had to scramble down the stretch to replace a huge part of its success. And as is usually the case, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich had his team playing its best basketball at the end. The Magic, Trail Blazers and Spurs were playoff ready. That’s why they’re all taking 1-0 series leads into their respective Game 2s on Tuesday night — with Orlando at Toronto, San Antonio at Denver and Portland playing host to Oklahoma City. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

ROCKIES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO _ Coming off its first win in nine games, the Rockies begin a series at San Diego on Monday night. (Game starts at 8:10 p.m. MT)

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