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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's high school graduation rate increased slightly to 80.2 percent in 2016-17. The Wyoming Department of Education says the state's graduation rate has increased in each of the last four years. State Superintendent Jillian Balow says the rate is an important measure of how well schools are doing.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Two uranium producers operating in Wyoming are asking President Donald Trump for help in controlling foreign uranium imports. Energy Fuels and Ur-Energy petitioned the Department of Commerce to look into whether imports from Russia and elsewhere pose a national security risk. The firms are also asking the president to make adjustments to imports of uranium.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Blowing and drifting snow forced the closure Monday of a 70-mile stretch of Interstate 25 in southeast Wyoming. The Wyoming Department of Transportation shut down both lanes between Wheatland and Cheyenne late Monday morning and for most of the afternoon. The highway was expected to reopen sometime later Monday.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming woman completed a Florida boot camp and had her prison sentence reduced to probation after suing the Department of Corrections for gender discrimination. The Casper Star-Tribune reports inmates who successfully complete a boot camp program are eligible to ask a judge to reduce their sentences. Taylor Blanchard argued her rights were violated because Wyoming's boot camp program is open only to men. Blanchard filed a motion requesting a judge to allow 15 other women to join the suit.

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