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When it comes to the Cowboy State, comedian Jeff Foxworthy gets it, or so say some locals who’ve been e-mailing around some of his spot-on observations. He says that if “you’ve ever refused to buy something because it’s ‘too spendy’,” if “you’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time,” if “your town has an equal number of bars and churches” and if “you know how to correctly pronounce Dubois, Kemmerer, Thermopolis, Meeteetse, and Fontenelle” or recognize all four seasons — “almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction,” then you probably live in Wyoming.

The following tidbits are either true or false. (Answers appear below.) (l) Some lawmakers in Utah are growing “weary of bashing feds,” reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, says that since the Beehive State tries “to get every federal dollar we can,” let’s “put an end to this excessive posturing.” (2) In Portland, Ore., Willamette Week interviewed Bigfoot, who complained bitterly about a pipeline project that would rip up the Mount Hood National Forest. (3) In Lake Havasu City, Ariz., a woman was arrested for selling marijuana out of her ice-cream truck, reports the Associated Press. (4) In Billings, Mont., the Billings Gazette said “hundreds of people” waited for hours to see a doctor who might vouch that they required regular doses of marijuana. (5) Bob Moore, 81, in Milwaukie, Ore., gave away the store — Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods — to his employees, telling the Seattle Times that “these people are far too good at their jobs for me to just sell it.” You probably guessed it: All are actual reports, although Bigfoot’s comments were part of an April Fool’s prank. Or at least we think they were.

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