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CHEYENNE — An interim legislative panel considers a proposal that would impose a statewide lodging tax, revenues from which will go toward state tourism promotion efforts and to local cities, towns and counties.
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CHEYENNE — An interim legislative panel endorsed a bill Wednesday that seeks a compact between the state of Wyoming and its two American Indian tribes on levying an equal amount of taxes on tobacco products sold on the Wind River Indian Reservation. “It’s a way to treat the tribal governments and the tribal people as sovereign in Wyoming and negotiate a way to handle cigarette taxes that ends up benefiting all the governments and does it in a government-to-government way,” Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said. By Bob Moen. SENT: 360 words.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has moved steadily to dismantle Obama administration efforts to rein in coal, oil and gas emissions, even as warnings grow — from his own administration and others — about the devastating impact of climate change on the U.S. economy as well as the Earth. Trump has dismissed his administration’s warnings about the impact of climate change. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 570 words, photos on national lines.
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JACKSON — Forty hours a week Cat Wright stares down a microscope, preparing petri dishes and performing tests in a lab fit for one person. Wright, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry, wouldn’t exactly say she was aiming for this profession all along when she started studying biochemistry as an undergrad at the University of New Mexico. But lab manager at Roadhouse Brewing Co. fits her well. By Melissa Cassutt, Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 1,000 words.
LARAMIE — Sitting on a brown leather couch beside a cobblestone fireplace Friday, Karen Lundahl hoisted her 1-year-old great granddaughter Emersyn Bahre above her head. The toddler squealed with glee as her sister, 7-year-old Kinsley Bahre, tickled her tummy. On the opposite side of the couch, Karen Lundahl’s son Hunter Lundahl, 16, watched the commotion with a wry smile, that too familiar teenage expression that belies a deep yearning to join the fun despite adamant refusals. By Ike Fredregill, Laramie Boomerang. SENT: 990 words.
— GIRLFRIEND SLAIN — A Colorado man has been arrested after police say he confessed to killing his girlfriend in their suburban Denver apartment, putting her body in his vehicle and driving 500 miles (800 kilometers) to Powell, Wyoming. (With AP Photo)
— DINOSAUR SKULL-LAWSUIT — A Texas physician can keep his 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull fossil in an ownership fight with the U.S. government. The man acquired the skull in Wyoming.
— HIGHWAY-MARIJUANA ARREST — A 45-year-old man faces felony drug charges after a Wyoming state trooper says he caught him pushing a dolly with marijuana on it down a highway near Cheyenne.
— TEACHER ARRESTED — A second-grade teacher in Wyoming faces four misdemeanor charges, including child endangerment, but none of the charges involve students.
— WYOMING GOP-GUNS — Both sides in a lawsuit over whether the University of Wyoming can restrict gun rights are leaving the decision up to a judge rather than going to a jury.
— GERMANY-WOLF ATTACK — Police in northern Germany say a wolf has attacked a man at a cemetery.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — After the Broncos’ stirring win over the Steelers, Vance Joseph held a game ball up high and called for the man he once wanted to cut. “Shelby Harris!” Joseph hollered. “What a great week. He had a new baby girl on Friday. And a game-winning interception” in Denver’s 24-17 victory that shook up the AFC playoff picture. By Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 870 words, photos.
DENVER — The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Colorado Avalanche in NHL action Wednesday night. (Game starts at 7:30 p.m. MT)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Wyoming heads to the Hoosier State with a 2-4 overall record to take on Evansville on Wednesday night. (Game started at 5 p.m. MT)
DENVER — Northern Colorado plays Denver at Magness Arena on Wednesday night. (Game starts 7 p.m. MT)
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