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CHEYENNE — Liz Cheney has had a quiet first term as congresswoman, but that’s about to change. She’s seeking a House Republican leadership post that’s key to her party’s strategy against next year’s Democratic majority. If she succeeds, Cheney will be the only woman in House Republican leadership — and follow in the footsteps of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who won the same post more than 30 years ago. By Mead Gruver And Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 860 words, photo.
— UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING-EDUCATION FUNDING — The University of Wyoming’s top education official says its plan to improve the College of Education will need $18 million to $20 million in initial funding to overhaul the state’s system of producing teachers.
—GORDON-TRANSITION — Gov. Matt Mead and Gov.-elect Mark Gordon have been meeting to discuss the transition process for handing over the keys to the state’s top elected office.
LARAMIE — Wyoming’s offense has undergone a transformation with Sean Chambers at the controls. Since the true freshman took over at quarterback 10 quarters ago, the unit has scored eight touchdowns. The Cowboys have put up 24.6 points (six more than their season average) and 404.3 yards a game (86 more than their season average), including season-highs in both categories during a two-game winning streak that still has Wyoming clinging to hope of a third straight bowl game. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. An AP Member Exchange. SENT: 770 words.
DENVER — Nuggets coach Michael Malone kept the mood light at practice Monday and the lectures to a minimum. No reason to get too worked up over Denver’s current three-game skid. After all, this is the same bunch that began 9-1 for one of the best starts in franchise history. Malone’s missive to his team: Rediscover that resolve. By Pat Graham. SENT: 780 words, photos.
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