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Aaron Schrank

School Facilities Funding Unknown

A funding crisis brought on by a downturn in the coal industry has left policy makers struggling to figure out how to fund education. This year school districts took a hit of $34 million to their operating budgets. That’s primarily money for teachers and staff, as well as materials and supplies. But the funding for school construction and maintenance is also running out. At a recent meeting on school finance, Matt Willmarth, senior school finance analyst with the Legislative Service Office,...

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Join us for an afternoon with NPR political correspondent, Don Gonyea, July 19th at 5:30 p.m. in Jackson, WY. The event will include a chat with Don Gonyea as well as a question and answer session.

Albin, Wyoming – What are the implications for schools across the state if Albin School in Laramie is reopened? Should a school district have the right to close a school based on economics? Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay has a complete report.

Laramie County, WY – Laramie County School District Two voted to shut down Albin's junior-senior high school in September. Last week, a district judge overturned that decision, saying it was arbitrary and capricious. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay speaks with superintendent, Howard Craton.

Wyoming – At a meeting of Wyoming Democrats, the new party leadership made their goal for the 2004 election clear: to defeat US Representative Barbara Cubin. Cubin is in her fourth term in the House of Representatives, and has yet to face a serious electoral challenge. But Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports Democrats still think she's vulnerable.

Wheatland, WY – A lawsuit against Wyoming Premium Farms for air and water quality violations has been settled just days before it was to go to trial. The suit was filed by Richard and Bonnie Johnson of Wheatland, but the settlement is being kept confidential. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that although this lawsuit has been settled, the issue of hog farm odor still has to be addressed.

Wyoming – In the last five years, coal bed methane development in the Powder River Basin has reversed Wyoming's economic fortunes and redefined the northeastern part of the state. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports that energy companies are now looking at other parts of the state for production.

Rock Springs, WY – The debate over oil and gas development in southwestern Wyoming's Red Desert continued April 9/10 with public hearings in Rock Springs and Lander. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports from the Rock Springs hearing.

Laramie, WY – The U.S. Supreme Court is considering oral arguments that challenge the University of Michigan's affirmative action admissions policies. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay discusses the implications of the argument and University of Wyoming's admissi

Powell, WY – The first member of the American military to be killed in combat during the war in Iraq was buried in Powell, Wyoming, where his parents have lived since 1990. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports the death of Marine 2nd Lt. Therrel Shane Childers has had a deep impact on his adopted hometown.

Wyoming – Renny MacKay speaks wih the director of the documentary about the Wyoming Indian High School basketball team.

Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne-based Great Lakes Airlines faces trouble on two fronts: it is struggling through tough times in the airline industry and it has a looming problem over contract negotiations with its pilot's union. Wyoming Public Radio's Aaron Alpern reports.

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