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Oct 11, 2012 The Associated Press

U.S. attorney to oversee election

CHEYENNE -- The United States attorney for Wyoming says his office will be handling any complaints about election fraud or voting rights abuses in next month's election.

U.S. Attorney Christopher "Kip" Crofts says that lawyer Stephanie I. Sprecher of his office will lead the effort to address any election problems. The Justice Department has a nationwide program to protect the voting process.

Crofts says every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have their vote counted. He says the Justice Department will act aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process.

UW to discuss search process

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees will discuss their upcoming search for a new president during a special meeting.

The closed meeting will take place in Laramie on Friday.

UW President Tom Buchanan plans to retire at the end of next summer. University officials say the trustees will talk about appointing a consultant to help with the search for Buchanan's successor.

The trustees plan to follow the closed meeting with an open session.

Court releases records in case

CASPER -- The Natrona County Circuit Court has opened its file concerning felony child pornography charges against former Casper mayor Larry Clapp following a newspaper lawsuit to force release of the information.

The Casper Star-Tribune filed the lawsuit Monday seeking a higher court order to force the circuit court to open records in Clapp's prosecution. The circuit court opened the file to the public Wednesday.

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