Jan 9, 2013 The Associated Press

Lummis to chair subcommittee

CHEYENNE -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis has been appointed chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee.

She will chair the energy subcommittee under the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

The Wyoming Republican says the subcommittee focuses on the science of energy development and use. She says it is a perfect fit for the state she represents.

Lummis says she looks forward to ensuring that sound science is the basis for discussion on domestic energy production.

Leaders vow better communication

CHEYENNE -- State education officials are seeking ways to better communicate in order to complete work on state education reforms.

The topic was discussed during the State Board of Education meeting in Cheyenne on Tuesday.

Board and Wyoming Department of Education representatives discussed ways to plan their work to avoid confusion on matters such as what statutory tasks belong to each entity and how financial issues involving both groups could be made clearer.

The board also discussed how to answer legislators' questions during the session that began Tuesday and how to best communicate the board's positions.

The board took no action during the Tuesday work session.

Woman, infant struck in hit-and-run

CHEYENNE -- Police in Cheyenne say a driver ran into a woman and her 7-month-old baby at an intersection before leaving the scene.

Police spokesman Dan Long says the 26-year-old woman and the infant were taken to a nearby hospital. Their condition and identities weren't released.

The woman was hit while crossing the street around 2 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Cheyenne.

Police say they're looking for a white male who was driving a dark-colored, four-door, mid-sized car.

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