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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Board of Medicine has reinstated the license of a Cody doctor the board suspended in January following the death of a Montana man after a back operation. The Powell Tribune reports that the medical board on Tuesday lifted its suspension of Dr. John H. Schneider Jr.’s license. He’s a surgeon with practices in Wyoming and Montana. The board suspended Schneider after finding he prescribed a pain patch to a man who died shortly he was discharged from a hospital.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature plans to study the possible consolidation of Wyoming Army National Guard armories in the northwest area of the state. Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner is Wyoming’s adjutant general. He says the Wyoming Military Department requested the interim legislative study. Reiner says the Legislature’s Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee plans to look into the feasibility of consolidating the current four Guard locations in the Basin area.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering tuition and fee increases over the next two years. Under the plan the board is set to vote today, tuition paid by resident students at the state’s only four-year public university would increase 2 percent in each of the next two fiscal years for 2013 and 2014. Tuition for nonresident students would increase 4 percent the first year and an additional 2 percent the following year.
CODY, Wyo. (AP) — The National Park Service is awarding nearly $31,000 to preserve the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, where thousands of Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation plans to use the money to improve the website of the new Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center to develop a virtual tour, incorporate new content, and offer access to the center’s archives and artifacts online. The grant was announced yesterday.