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GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Community College Commission isn't raising tuition again, for now. Commissioners decided Thursday in Gillette to see how a tuition increase from $94 to $95 per credit hour will work out during the current school year.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state lawmaker faces charges for allegedly refusing to move a tractor he was driving out of the way of federal officials during a wildfire. Republican Rep. Thomas Walters, of Casper, has pleaded not guilty to interfering with emergency vehicles, a misdemeanor Sheriff's officials say Walters drove a tractor around a road closure and refused to yield for U.S. Bureau of Land Management rangers in an area near a wildfire east of Pathfinder Reservoir in August.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials say they have reached a deal that will allow one of the largest coal mines in the U.S. to reopen _ for now _amid a legal dispute with its new owners from the Navajo Nation. The company shut down operations on Thursday, after Montana regulators insisted the company waive its immunity from future lawsuits as a tribal entity.

WAMSUTTER, Wyo. (AP) — A crew of volunteer firefighters survived after a car struck their fire engine while they were working on another accident in southwest Wyoming. The Wamsutter Volunteer Fire Department says four firefighters were treated and released for injuries they sustained in the incident about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 80 near Wamsutter.

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