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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

July 13, 2018

Wyoming at 1:05 p.m.

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LARAMIE — When the University of Wyoming decided on a new marketing slogan — one element of a $500,000 campaign to boost enrollment — it hoped to reach potential students across the country and inspire them to ask questions about UW. On that front, the campaign succeeded beyond its wildest expectations. By Jeff Victor, Laramie Boomerang. SENT: 910 words.


CHEYENNE — The rhetoric in the race for Wyoming governor went abruptly negative at a debate Thursday as one candidate criticized another for supporting renewable energy and a third for expenditures as state treasurer. Attorney Harriet Hageman closed out the Wyoming Public Media debate by laying into fellow Republicans Sam Galeotos and Mark Gordon. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 410 words, late Thursday.


WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency assigns public-records requests from environmental groups or others that it sees as “politically charged” to special internal review, a top agency official told congressional staffers investigating the actions of Scott Pruitt, the scandal-plagued former administrator who resigned this month. EPA Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson told congressional investigators one such records request, from the Sierra Club, was a “fishing expedition.” At the same time, he acknowledged directing the agency to respond to a public records request from a pork industry association that was seeking evidence in the pork group’s own tussles over environmental matters. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 860 words, national lines.


—WYOMING AIR SERVICE — A panel created to attract commercial air service to Wyoming has come up with a draft plan. At a meeting Thursday in Riverton, the Wyoming Air Service Improvement Council voted to approve a draft plan for landing an air carrier that would provide up to three daily flights to and from Denver from airports that join the agreement.

—BASIN ELECTRIC LAYOFFS — Basin Electric Power Cooperative has laid off about 30 employees in two states. Twenty-five people were let go at Dakota Gasification Co. and the Antelope Valley Station plant in North Dakota, along with a handful of workers at two locations in Wyoming.

—YELLOWSTONE RIVER-MISSING RAFTER — Officials in southern Montana say a rafter who was reported missing on the Yellowstone River has been found dead. Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton says the man’s body was located at about 10:30 a.m. Friday along the river bank near the north end of Yankee Jim Canyon, north of Yellowstone National Park.

—MISSISSIPPI FUGITIVE-ARREST — Federal authorities say a Mississippi man wanted in the death of his wife has been arrested at a popular getaway spot along the Utah-Idaho state line.



DENVER — Antonio Senzatela (3-2, 5.34 ERA) opens a three-game home series for the Rockies against Seattle on Friday night. Christian Bergman, who threw seven scoreless innings May 16 in his only major league appearance this season, will be recalled Friday to start for the Mariners. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.


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