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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming House of Representatives has voted down a bill that would have allowed the state health department to work with tribes on the Wind River Indian Reservation to develop a demonstration health project. The bill would have authorized the health department to investigate offering Medicaid coverage to Indians and wouldn't have affected the department's budget.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park has transferred 20 bison to a Montana Indian tribe for slaughter under a plan to drastically reduce the size of the largest, genetically pure bison population in the U.S. Yellowstone administrators plan to slaughter up to 600 bison this winter if deep snow spurs a large migration of the animals to lower elevations in Montana. It's part of a multi-year plan to reduce the population from 4,600 animals to about 3,000.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man accused of stealing checks and credit cards from the mail in rural areas around Fort Collins and using them in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming. The Larimer County Sheriff's Department in Colorado said yesterday that 47-year-old Harry Edwin Jenkins Jr. of Cowdrey was arrested on suspicion of identity theft, forgery and theft.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — A group of Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers is returning from a deployment in Bahrain. Members of the Guard's 133rd Engineer Company are scheduled to arrive at the Laramie Airport this morning. The public is invited to attend the welcoming ceremony and can start gathering in a hangar at the airport starting at 8 a.m.
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