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BC-WY--Wyoming News Digest, WY

May 15, 2019

Wyoming at 5:45 p.m.

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TOP STORIES:

HUNTING GRIZZLIES-CONGRESS

BILLINGS, Mont. — Native American leaders pressed lawmakers in Congress Wednesday to adopt permanent protections for grizzly bears, a species widely revered by tribes but that has been proposed for hunting in Wyoming and Idaho. Proposed legislation would block grizzly hunting in the Lower 48 states, regardless of the species’ population size, and allow for the reintroduction of bruins to tribal lands. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 570 words, photos.

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OIL AND GAS RULES-COLORADO

DENVER — Environmentalists and community activists asked Colorado regulators on Wednesday to stop issuing new oil and gas drilling permits until they rewrite the rules under a new law that makes public safety and the environment the state’s top priorities. Just a month after the law took effect, some activists told the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission it should be further along in revising the regulations. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 530 words, photos.

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IN BRIEF:

_ UNIVERSITY-SEXUAL ASSAULT _ The University of Wyoming plans to add four jobs to help prevent and better respond to sexual harassment and assault on campus.

_ POLICE CHASE-SHOOTING _ Prosecutors have filed attempted-murder charges against a Wyoming man they say fired a gun at police during a car chase.

_ AIRPORT-FIREFIGHTING GRANT _ An airport in Wyoming will get U.S. government funding to renovate a facility for training firefighters to respond to burning aircraft.

_ FOREST FIRE INVESTIGATION _ Investigators say they’re looking for a white male between 40 and 50 years old who they believe started a devastating wildfire in Wyoming.

SPORTS:

ROCKIES-RED SOX

BOSTON _ The Colorado Rockies play the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. (Game started at 5:10 p.m. MT)

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

_ ESPN-MONDAY NIGHT BOOTH _ ESPN’s broadcast crew for the season-opening “Monday Night Football” doubleheader between Denver and Oakland will feature analysts who played for the Broncos and Raiders.

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