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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has recorded its first two cases of vaping-related illnesses. The cases announced Wednesday occurred in Uinta and Park counties around the second week of September.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming environmental review panel lacked authority to reject a permit for a proposed coal mine, a judge has ruled. Laramie County District Judge Catherine Rogers ruled Friday that under federal law, only the director of the Department of Environmental Quality can decide whether to issue a permit for Ramaco Carbon's Brook Mine. The company wants to open the mine to get coal to research carbon-based products.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming safety organization has announced every county across the state can receive assistance from its neighbor in case of an emergency. Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Laramie County became the final county to sign the Wyoming Inter-County Mutual Aid Agreement earlier this month. The Wyoming All Hazards Association says multiple counties previously helped each other through regional agreements but the statewide agreement was made to clarify the operating plan.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. regulators plan to finish reviewing a proposed coal mining joint venture in the first half of 2020. Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Coal Inc. seek to merge operations in Wyoming and Colorado.

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