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After Late Wrap-Up, 2018 Legislative Session Finally Over

The Wyoming Legislature wrapped up its work after waiting a few days to finish some outstanding issues. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck discussed the session's end with Morning Edition host Caroline Ballard.

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NPR's 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Calling all undiscovered musicians! NPR put out another call for undiscovered bands to enter a contest to play a Tiny Desk Concert in Washington, D.C.

Laramie, WY – A surprisingly young group of students from the Snowy Range Academy in Laramie has been nominated to participate in the National "Destination Imagination" competition in Tennessee this year. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports

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.


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