Wyoming Conservation Voters
5:14 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Conservationists say Wyoming legislators are voting for the environment

The environmental group Wyoming Conservation Voters released its legislative scorecard for 2011.

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Barrett dies
5:10 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Judge James Barrett dies at 89

James Barrett, a federal appeals court judge and former Wyoming Attorney General, died today. He was 89. Barrett was an army veteran, earned his law degree at the University of Wyoming, and was appointed attorney general in 1967. Several years later, President Richard Nixon appointed him to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.   Gov. Matt Mead knew Barrett personally and described him as “a friend, who with common sense and compassion, set an example as a judge and a citizen. ”   A vigil will be held for Barrett at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Open Spaces
2:13 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

October 29th 2010

Open Spaces
2:04 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

October 15th, 2010 - Open Spaces

Open Spaces on Wyoming Public Radio

A news and public affairs program about Wyoming and the West.  Click here to download the Open Spaces podcast.

News
4:41 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Initiative launched to get more Wyoming women screened for breast cancer

 G-E has launched a partnership that is intended to get more Wyoming women screened for breast cancer.   It’s called the WY Women First Program, and G-E and its partners hope to increase screening for 25 thousand women in the state.  Only 67-percent of Wyoming women currently get mammograms.  The effort is being launched by G-E’s Healthy Imagination program.   The program Vice President Michael Barber says for starters, they will use social media, notably Facebook to try and encourage women to get their exams.        

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HIV suit
4:25 pm
Mon November 7, 2011

Maverik, Inc. settles lawsuit after firing HIV-positive employee

A convenience store chain has agreed to pay one-hundred-fifteen-thousand dollars to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it improperly fired an HIV-positive bakery clerk in Wyoming.

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year sued Maverik, Inc., a Utah-based company that operates gas stations in Wyoming, Utah and other western states. The lawsuit charged the company fired the clerk two weeks after learning he was HIV-positive.

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