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News Minute: Here is the latest Wyoming news from The Associated Press

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming will provide training this fall to help school districts prevent school shootings. The training was among the recommendations made last year by a task force formed by Gov. Matt Mead that studied the safety and security of Wyoming's schools. The state this year hired two full-time emergency preparedness experts to work on school security.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming health officials are urging vaccinations of infants and other vulnerable people as they monitor an increase in cases of whooping cough. The health department says 43 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, have been reported so far this year. There were 76 cases reported last year. Several recent cases have involved pregnant women.

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A Casper woman is pleading not guilty to a felony fraud charge alleging she exaggerated her son's medical condition to collect thousands of dollars from the community. The Casper Star-Tribune reports prosecutors say Krishelle Layton received about $7,000 from various fundraisers when word spread late last year about her son's brain cancer.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate stood at 4 percent in June, down from 4.6 percent for the same month last year. Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reports that the state's unemployment rate has remained between 3.7 percent and 4 percent since March. Over the last year, 17 Wyoming counties have seen decreases in their unemployment rates.

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