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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The State of Wyoming has settled a federal lawsuit filed by an anti-abortion group. Under the settlement, Wyoming admitted that state officials violated the constitutional rights of WyWatch Family Action by removing a display of materials it posted in a tunnel leading to the state Capitol last year. The state has agreed to pay the group $1 in nominal damages and $30,000 in attorney fees.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Sheridan Memorial Hospital is offering free testing for patients who used improperly sterilized breathing masks. The hospital found more than 300 patients who underwent procedures between June 1 and Nov. 8 used the masks. The state health department received a tip in November that the reusable masks weren’t being properly cleaned and later cited the hospital for the violation.
PINEDALE, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper company is looking to drill two exploratory natural gas wells in Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the U.S. Forest Service is taking public comments on the plans by True Oil LLC. True Oil says it has held leases in the area since 1978 but the technology to get the gas didn’t exist until recently.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Laramie County Community College’s proposed $66 million budget for the 2012-2013 school year includes money for five new instructors. But, the spending plan outlined this week for school trustees doesn’t include any raises for employees. A final budget is not expected to be approved until July.