Elizabeth Wynne Johnson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New push underway to get free diapers to poor families http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-push-underway-get-free-diapers-poor-families-0 <p>For those living below or anywhere near the poverty line, the list of daily struggles is long &ndash; and mostly familiar:&nbsp; food, housing, medical care...&nbsp; Over the last decade, diaper banks have emerged in some 40 spots throughout the country; Wyoming is not yet one of them.&nbsp; In the meantime, a new nationwide effort is underway to bring awareness and unprecedented resources to the problem of &ldquo;diaper need.&rdquo;&nbsp; From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:48:09 +0000 Elizabeth Wynne Johnson 22893 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New push underway to get free diapers to poor families New push underway to get free diapers to poor families http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-push-underway-get-free-diapers-poor-families <p>For those living below or anywhere near the poverty line, the list of daily struggles is long &ndash; and mostly familiar:&nbsp; food, housing, medical care...&nbsp; Over the last decade, diaper banks have emerged in some 40 spots throughout the country; Wyoming is not yet one of them.&nbsp; In the meantime, a new nationwide effort is underway to bring awareness and unprecedented resources to the problem of &ldquo;diaper need.&rdquo;&nbsp; From Washington, Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:44:54 +0000 Elizabeth Wynne Johnson 22892 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New push underway to get free diapers to poor families Wyoming is watching an environmental case before the U-S Supreme Court http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-watching-environmental-case-u-s-supreme-court <p>A fight over less than an acre of land in a remote part of Idaho could alter the way the government enforces environmental regulations across the country and many in Wyoming are watching.&nbsp; Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Sackett-v-EPA.</p><p>Mike and Chantell Sackett bought a plot of land in North Idaho with a nice lake view.&nbsp; But their dreams of building a rustic A-frame cottage have been on hold for four years, because the E-P-A says their property is in a protected wetland area.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:28:59 +0000 Elizabeth Wynne Johnson 17785 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming is watching an environmental case before the U-S Supreme Court Congress speaks out about EPA’s Pavillion report http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/congress-speaks-out-about-epa-s-pavillion-report <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=997592&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces "><strong>Listen to the story</strong></a></p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:34:38 +0000 Elizabeth Wynne Johnson 16762 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Delegation Weighs In On Gas Prices http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-delegation-weighs-gas-prices-0 <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wpr/openspaces.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=wpr&amp;MEDIA_ID=968709&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=openspaces ">Listen to story</a><br /> Stubbornly high gas prices were a constant refrain in Washington this week. Congress spent much of its time voting on bills and holding hearings. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports on how each member of the Wyoming delegation is weighing in on the debate.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:09:13 +0000 Elizabeth Wynne Johnson 15130 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Enzi leads efforts to overhaul No Child Left Behind http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/enzi-leads-efforts-overhaul-no-child-left-behind <p><span class="article-content"><span>Last night the U.S. Senate Education committee sent to the full Senate a major revision of the education law called No Child Left Behind. Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi has for years been at the forefront of the effort to overhaul the federal law. The Wyoming Republican has worked closely with Iowa Democrat, Senator Tom Harkin, to find common ground on ways to improve it. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson gives us a snapshot of the work that went into reforming the legislation this week</span></span></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:34:34 +0000 Elizabeth Wynne Johnson 14981 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org