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CHEYENNE — Top Wyoming officials plan a special meeting in Cheyenne to consider hiring a project manager to oversee the $300-million restoration of the state Capitol. Wednesday's meeting follows a contentious hearing last week at which lawmakers and Gov. Matt Mead expressed concern that completion of the project plans and associated budget documents has been delayed even as some state workers already have left the building in anticipation of construction. By Ben Neary. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.
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DENVER — The federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans, a federal appeals court in Denver ruled Tuesday. The case involves a group of Colorado nuns and Christian colleges including one in Wyoming. By Kristen Wyatt.
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CHEYENNE — A federal judge has ruled against a claim by the Northern Arapaho Tribe that it should not be classified as a large employer under the Affordable Care Act. The tribe had encouraged its members to sign up for individual health insurance plans under the federal law, and paid most of the cost for them. By Ben Neary, 500 words. By 4 p.m.
— WYOMING GONORRHEA — The Wyoming Department of Health says there has been an increase in reported gonorrhea cases across the state.
— OVERDOSE-WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT — A Worland physician named in a wrongful death suit has filed a response to the claims that he caused a man to overdose on opioid medication.
— YOUTH DIRECTOR-PROBATION — A former director of the Wyoming Youth Sports Association who has been accused of stealing more than $13,000 from the organization has been sentenced to probation.
— NATURAL TRAP CAVE — A new season of research has begun at an unusual cave in northern Wyoming where hundreds of animals fell to their deaths over 100,000 years.
— UW VANDALISM — The University of Wyoming Police Department has identified two suspects in connection with the vandalism of the university's athletics facilities.
— INTERIOR SECRETARY-COLORADO VISIT — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will be visiting Aspen Friday, but residents of Moffat County are disappointed she hasn't yet said she is coming to Craig.
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