The timekeepers at the International Telecommunication Union's Radiocommunication Assembly, who were supposed to decide this week whether to keep or eliminate the leap second, have decided to take some more time to decide.
Public displays and demonstrations will no longer be permitted in an underground tunnel leading into the State Capitol. The State Building Commission voted 2-1 Wednesday to approve a new policy on public use of Capitol Complex buildings. Republican Rep. Amy Edmonds, of Cheyenne, says the policy change is an overreaction and infringes on free speech. But commission member Secretary of State Max Maxfield says the tunnel is intended for foot traffic only and groups can still use the Herschler Building next door to the Capitol.
The Carbon County Commission has approved resolutions supporting a Texas company's plan to issue $545 million in bonds to help fund construction of a planned $2 billion coal-to-gasoline plant. The commission unanimously endorsed issuing $300-million in industrial development bonds and $245 million in tax exempt bonds. DKRW officials have asked the State of Wyoming to purchase the $300-million bond issue. The $245-million bond issue would be sold on the open market.
In a new biography, two longtime Boston Globe reporters write about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as a complicated man who also "loves dichotomies ... strong versus weak, stagnation versus prosperity, leadership versus drift."
On their hunt for The Real Romney, Scott Helman and Michael Kranish traced Romney's life from his childhood in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to his career at private equity firm Bain Capital, and then to his work in politics — first as the governor of Massachusetts and then as a presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012.
Kathleen Edwards is a singer-songwriter from Canada who just released her fourth album, Voyageur. There's a lot of heartache and self-doubt on the record, and that makes sense — much of it was written around the time of Edwards' divorce from her husband and musical collaborator. The song "Pink Champagne" would seem to be a case in point: It takes place at a wedding where a young bride is second-guessing her decision. But Edwards says the message of that song isn't quite so literal.