THE WYOMING REPUBLICAN PARTY STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE HAS NOMINATED THREE PEOPLE TO FILL THE VACANT SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE.

WYOMING REPUBLICAN PARTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KRISTI WALLIN SAID THE PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE MET IN CHEYENNE ON SATURDAY AND CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS FROM EIGHT PEOPLE.
THE COMMITTEE CHOSE ED BUCHANAN FROM TORRINGTON, DARIN SMITH FROM CHEYENNE, AND RICHARD GEORGE FROM CODY.

GOVERNOR MATT MEAD WILL APPOINT ONE OF THESE TO FILL THE REMAINING TERM OF RECENTLY-RESIGNED SECRETARY OF STATE ED MURRAY, WHO ABRUPTLY QUIT FEBRUARY 9TH AFTER TWO WOMEN ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT THAT THEY SAID OCCURRED MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO.

THE NEWS RELEASE DID NOT STATE WHEN MEAD WILL ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT.
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AUTHORITIES IN SOUTHWEST WYOMING HAVE ARRESTED A MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FORCED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

JOSEPH MOORE WAS ARRESTED ON FRIDAY, ACCORDING A STATEMENT TO THE EVANSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.

FOLLOWING HIS ARREST, MOORE WAS SERVED WITH A WARRANT FOR FOUR CHARGES: HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF A CHILD, AGGRAVATED EXPLOITATION OF PROSTITUTION INVOLVING A CHILD, HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR FORCED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, AND AGGRAVATED EXPLOITATION OF PROSTITUTION.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WAS NOTIFIED BY UTAH LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THURSDAY ABOUT MOORE, WHO WAS WANTED ON THAT WARRANT AND WAS BELIEVED TO BELIEVE IN THE EVANSTON AREA.

POLICE INVESTIGATED AND TRIED TO CONTACT MOORE AT HIS EVANSTON ADDRESS, BUT THAT ATTEMPT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.

AUTHORITIES WATCHED MOORE'S RESIDENCE UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING, AND DETERMINED MOORE WAS INSIDE HIS HOME.

POLICE SECURED THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF NEARBY RESIDENTS. OFFICERS NEGOTIATED WITH MOORE, WHO ULTIMATELY SURRENDERED TO OFFICERS AT THE SCENE AND WAS ARRESTED.

MOORE IS BEING HELD AT THE UINTA COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY, WHERE HE AWAITS A POSSIBLE RETURN TO UTAH PENDING AN EXTRADITION HEARING.
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THE WYOMING HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON FRIDAY EVENING CONSIDERED A STATEWIDE STUDY OF SCHOOL SECURITY IN WYOMING AS AS AN AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE VERSION OF THE BUDGET BILL. REP. ALBERT SOMMERS, A SUBLETTE COUNTY REPUBLICAN, PUT FORWARD THE AMENDMENT.

BUT REPRESENTATIVE MIKE GREEAR [GREER], A REPUBLICAN FROM BIG HORN AND WASHAKIE COUNTIES, SAID A SIMILAR STUDY WAS CONDUCTED JUST A FEW YEARS AGO...

THE AMENDMENT WAS DEFEATED ON A VOICE VOTE

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A JUDGE HAS DISMISSED A FEDERAL LAWSUIT A FEMALE INMATE FILED AGAINST THE WYOMING STATE PRISON SYSTEM BECAUSE IT DOESN'T OFFER A REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN.

THE SUIT FILED IN JULY BY TAYLOR BLANCHARD ARGUED THAT SHE WAS UNFAIRLY SENT TO PRISON DESPITE A JUDGE'S RECOMMENDATION THAT SHE BE SENT TO A "BOOT CAMP" STYLE PROGRAM.

WYOMING HAS A BOOT CAMP PROGRAM FOR MEN BUT NOT FOR WOMEN.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SCOTT SKAVDAHL RULED ON TUESDAY THAT BLANCHARD NO LONGER HAD STANDING IN THE CASE BECAUSE SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO A BOOT CAMP PROGRAM IN FLORIDA AND COMPLETED THAT PROGRAM IN JAN
THE WYOMING REPUBLICAN PARTY STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE HAS NOMINATED THREE PEOPLE TO FILL THE VACANT SECRETARY OF STATE OFFICE.

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WYOMING REPUBLICAN PARTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KRISTI WALLIN SAID THE PARTY'S CENTRAL COMMITTEE MET IN CHEYENNE ON SATURDAY AND CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS FROM EIGHT PEOPLE.
THE COMMITTEE CHOSE ED BUCHANAN FROM TORRINGTON, DARIN SMITH FROM CHEYENNE, AND RICHARD GEORGE FROM CODY.

GOVERNOR MATT MEAD WILL APPOINT ONE OF THESE TO FILL THE REMAINING TERM OF RECENTLY-RESIGNED SECRETARY OF STATE ED MURRAY, WHO ABRUPTLY QUIT FEBRUARY 9TH AFTER TWO WOMEN ACCUSED HIM OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT THAT THEY SAID OCCURRED MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO.

THE NEWS RELEASE DID NOT STATE WHEN MEAD WILL ANNOUNCE THE APPOINTMENT.
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AUTHORITIES IN SOUTHWEST WYOMING HAVE ARRESTED A MAN ACCUSED OF CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FORCED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.

JOSEPH MOORE WAS ARRESTED ON FRIDAY, ACCORDING A STATEMENT TO THE EVANSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.

FOLLOWING HIS ARREST, MOORE WAS SERVED WITH A WARRANT FOR FOUR CHARGES: HUMAN TRAFFICKING OF A CHILD, AGGRAVATED EXPLOITATION OF PROSTITUTION INVOLVING A CHILD, HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR FORCED SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, AND AGGRAVATED EXPLOITATION OF PROSTITUTION.

THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WAS NOTIFIED BY UTAH LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THURSDAY ABOUT MOORE, WHO WAS WANTED ON THAT WARRANT AND WAS BELIEVED TO BELIEVE IN THE EVANSTON AREA.

POLICE INVESTIGATED AND TRIED TO CONTACT MOORE AT HIS EVANSTON ADDRESS, BUT THAT ATTEMPT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL.

AUTHORITIES WATCHED MOORE'S RESIDENCE UNTIL FRIDAY MORNING, AND DETERMINED MOORE WAS INSIDE HIS HOME.

POLICE SECURED THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF NEARBY RESIDENTS. OFFICERS NEGOTIATED WITH MOORE, WHO ULTIMATELY SURRENDERED TO OFFICERS AT THE SCENE AND WAS ARRESTED.

MOORE IS BEING HELD AT THE UINTA COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY, WHERE HE AWAITS A POSSIBLE RETURN TO UTAH PENDING AN EXTRADITION HEARING.
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A JUDGE HAS DISMISSED A FEDERAL LAWSUIT A FEMALE INMATE FILED AGAINST THE WYOMING STATE PRISON SYSTEM BECAUSE IT DOESN'T OFFER A REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN.

THE SUIT FILED IN JULY BY TAYLOR BLANCHARD ARGUED THAT SHE WAS UNFAIRLY SENT TO PRISON DESPITE A JUDGE'S RECOMMENDATION THAT SHE BE SENT TO A "BOOT CAMP" STYLE PROGRAM.

WYOMING HAS A BOOT CAMP PROGRAM FOR MEN BUT NOT FOR WOMEN.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SCOTT SKAVDAHL RULED ON TUESDAY THAT BLANCHARD NO LONGER HAD STANDING IN THE CASE BECAUSE SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO A BOOT CAMP PROGRAM IN FLORIDA AND COMPLETED THAT PROGRAM IN JANUARY.

A DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS SPOKESMAN DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE RULING.

BLANCHARD'S ATTORNEY JOHN ROBINSON SAYS HE PLANS TO APPEAL THE RULING.