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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers agreed to more than $20 million cuts to public education but went ahead with spending on new construction projects before adjourning for the year. The four-week legislative session went nearly a week later than originally planned while lawmakers grappled with even modest measures to address an $850 million deficit, much of which is in K-12 education spending.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Two people protesting the slaughter of bison after they leave Yellowstone National Park have been arrested after chaining themselves to cement-filled barrels in an effort to prevent trucks from taking bison to slaughterhouses. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports two members of the group Wild Buffalo Defense were arrested Friday morning in the park. The names of those arrested have not been released.

ALPINE, Wyo. (AP) - Officials plan to keep a road closed while a landslide threatens to continue damming up a river in western Wyoming. A series of earthquakes followed by heavy snow caused the landslide in February.

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - University of Wyoming officials are considering no tuition increases for the 2018-2019 academic year despite a Board of Trustees policy that calls for 4 percent increase each year. The Laramie Boomerang reports that instead, the university officials are looking to raise mandatory student fees to cover costs related to athletics and student services. University administrator David Jewell says it's up to the board to decide whether it will raise tuition or not.

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