CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's gloomy fiscal future, including how to pay for health care and education, dominated a debate Thursday between gubernatorial candidates who espoused a variety of solutions. Wyoming faces looming budget deficits amid tough times for the coal, oil and natural industries that provide 70 percent of the state's revenue.
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is suing the maker of OxyContin, claiming the pharmaceutical company deceptively marketed opioid painkillers in the state. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state filed the lawsuit Thursday in Laramie County Circuit Court against Purdue Pharma, accusing the company of misrepresenting the risks and benefits of drugs.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park in September increased 13 percent from a year ago. The National Park Service says it recorded 724,454 visits last month. So far in 2018, the park has hosted more than 3.8 million visitors, which is down 0.3 percent from the same period last year.
MILLS, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead in a shooting that left another man injured in the Natrona County town of Mills. Cpl. Bryan McLimore of the Mills Police Department says the man who died is suspected of shooting the other man who is hospitalized in critical condition. Incident under investigation.
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