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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

January 22, 2019

Wyoming at 1:20 p.m.

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WYOMING-PARTY REGISTRATION

CHEYENNE, Wyo. _ An all-Republican Wyoming legislative committee defeated a GOP-backed bill Tuesday that would have prevented voters from changing party affiliation in the months before a primary, but the panel advanced a Democrat’s proposal to institute ranked-choice voting. The party-affiliation bill sought to discourage people from switching parties in order to vote in another party’s primary. Republicans in Wyoming increasingly complain that Democratic crossover unfairly influences Wyoming’s GOP primaries. By Mead Gruver. SENT: 430 words.

ROCKIES SNOW

DENVER _ Blowing snow shut down highways on Colorado’s Eastern Plains on Tuesday, stranding truckers and travelers at the edge of the Denver area. UPCOMING: 330 words, photos by 1:30 p.m.

With: ROCKIES SNOW-THE LATEST

IN BRIEF:

_ UNEMPLOYMENT RATE _ Wyoming’s unemployment rate remains at 4.1 percent. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported Tuesday no change in the rate between November and December.

SPORTS:

BBN--NUGGETS-THE GUMSLINGER

DENVER _ Struggling with his jumper, Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris was gum-ho for a change. So over the offseason he wedged a wrapper from a stick of gum in between his thumb and fingers on his guide hand to keep it closer together. The spearmint experiment worked. He’s shooting 42 percent from 3-point range for the surging Nuggets. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.

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