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AP-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

September 6, 2018

Wyoming at 1:10 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

WILDLIFE MIGRATIONS

NEW YORK — Looking for the best place to eat? Ask a local. Now scientists say that same insider knowledge shapes the springtime migrations of moose and bighorn sheep. Animals learn from experienced members of the herd about where to find the best food, new research indicates. Researchers tracked the movements of 267 bighorn sheep and 189 moose in Wyoming, Idaho and South Dakota that wore GPS devices on collars. They used satellite data to track where and when vegetation along the migration routes reached the stage of growth that the animals prefer for eating. By Science Writer Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 560 words. AP Photos.

TRUMP

BILLINGS, Mont. — President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. SENT: 820 words. UPCOMING: Developing from Montana events starting at 5:50 p.m. MT, 800 words by 8 p.m., photos

WYOMING COAL

CASPER — Coal companies used to grumble about how long it takes to get coal leased from the federal government. That’s no longer the case. Applications to lease nearly 1 billion tons (907 million metric tons) of coal are pending in Wyoming, not because the federal agency tasked with performing environmental analysis is moving slow, but because coal companies are. By Heather Richards, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 870 words.

IN BRIEF:

GOP OFFICE ARSON — Authorities say a fire was started at a Republican Party office in southeastern Wyoming and that it is being investigated as arson. The fire early Thursday morning at the Albany County Republican Party headquarters in downtown Laramie caused minor damage and no injuries.

MEAD-SUPREME COURT — The Wyoming Supreme Court will have a majority of female justices for the first time when Kari Jo Gray joins the bench. Gray was appointed by Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday. She is currently his chief of staff.

SPORTS:

BBN--FIRST PLACE ROCKIES

DENVER — The first-place Colorado Rockies have a chance to do something they’ve never done before — win an NL West title. They haven’t even been in first place this far into the season since 1995. What awaits, though, could go a long way to deciding their postseason fate. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Dodgers for three games starting Friday and then the Arizona Diamondbacks — two divisional teams within close range. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.

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