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Ex-chief Says Some Have Quit Education Department
UPDATE Thursday April 25 – CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — At least five people, including Director Richard Crandall, have resigned from the Wyoming Department of Education since Superintendent Cindy Hill was reinstated as the department’s top official last Friday. Dean Fausset, of the Wy…
Arch Coal Writes Off DKRW project
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Arch Coal, Inc., has written off its total $57.7 million investment in a planned coal-to-liquids plant in southern Wyoming as a loss. The coal company’s 2013 report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lists its investment in the project as a loss. Houston…
Lummis Announces for Re-Election
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Rep. Cynthia Lummis has announced her bid to seek a fourth 2-year term to Wyoming’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Republican was first elected to the House in 2008 and easily won re-election in 2010 and 2012. In remarks Wednesday in Cheyenne,…
Plea Bargain on Shooting in Cheyenne
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man charged in a fatal drug-related shooting in Cheyenne in 2012 could be sentenced to between four and five years under a deal with prosecutors. Brian M. Sears appeared in court Monday to plead guilty to reckless endangerment and felony possession of marijuana. He had…
Keystone Decision Delayed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will have to wait a while longer for a decision from the Obama administration on whether to approve it.The administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the project. T…
ACLU Allowed in Case
CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) — A federal judge says American Civil Liberties Union can state its opposition to a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations are seeking to block a birth-control coverage requirement in the fed…
Flight 370 Families Angry
PERTH, AUSTRALIA (AP) — The anger felt by the Chinese relatives of passengers on board the missing Malaysian jetliner doesn’t appear to have eased. More than 100 of the relatives of Chinese passengers walked out of a teleconference meeting today with senior Malaysian officials —…
Arrest in Boston
  BOSTON (AP) — Authorities in Boston are charging a man with possession of a hoax explosive device, after his arrest yesterday near the Boston Marathon finish line. Police say he was carrying a rice cooker, on the anniversary of the marathon bombings that were carried out with two press…
Former Energy Executive Denies Theft
SHERIDAN, WYO. (AP) — A former Sheridan energy company executive accused of stealing more than $1 million in royalties has pleaded not guilty to seven felony charges. 53-year-old Ronald Barnes, the former senior vice president and chief financial officer at Summit Gas Resources, pleaded not g…

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