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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 24, 2019

Wyoming at 1:15 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-RIPPLE EFFECTS

WASHINGTON _ From Washington restaurants to a Colorado company that makes belt buckles for U.S. Forest Service uniforms, businesses that rely on federal employees as customers are feeling the pinch from the government shutdown. By Chistopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 2 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_ WYOMING-PARTY REGISTRATION _ A Wyoming legislative committee won’t reconsider changing the rules for voters to declare their political party affiliation ahead of primary elections.

_ WIND TAX _ A group called Wind Wyoming’s Way has announced that it would lead an effort for a ballot initiative to increase the state tax on wind power.

_ DEATH PENALTY _ A proposed measure to end the death penalty in Wyoming has won the endorsement of a legislative committee.

SPORTS:

BKC--WYOMING-RECRUITING

LARAMIE, Wyo. _ Convincing high school and junior college players to continue their athletic careers at your school is a difficult, time-consuming sell for coaches considering the various options most players have during the recruiting process. Allen Edwards doesn’t want it to sound like it’s been more challenging than usual for him given the way his third — and by far his most challenging — season at Wyoming has played out. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 660 words.

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