CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wealthy Republican political donor from Wyoming says he's thinking about running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

Republican Sen. Mike Enzi recently announced he will retire at the end of his current term. Foster Friess told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday he will be weighing a possible run in the months ahead.


 

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse gases, but officials concluded Wednesday it would make little difference in overall U.S. climate emissions.

That conclusion from the Bureau of Land Management comes after a judge ruled last month the administration had failed to consider the environmental effects of resuming coal sales from public lands.


 

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man who was initially sentenced to life in prison for beating his ex-girlfriend could be released next year.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Wednesday that 39-year-old Josh Black who was convicted for the October 2014 assault was granted parole earlier this year.