A locally produced documentary on the state’s juvenile justice system will air on Wyoming PBS this Sunday.
Marc Homer is the kid’s count director at the Wyoming Children’s Action Alliance, and director of the film “Your Neighbor's Child”. He says the film, which was originally released a year ago, is aimed at spurring change in the state. But Homer says Wyoming still has the highest rate of juvenile incarceration in the U-S.
A Northern Arapaho man has lost another bid to challenge his conviction in the beating death of his infant daughter.
Andrew John Yellowbear Jr. is serving a life sentence in the death of 22-month-old Marcela Hope Yellowbear in 2004.
He had argued Wyoming lacked authority to prosecute him because the area of Riverton where Marcela died was legally part of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year declined to consider that argument.
The Host and Creator of Public Radio’s This American Life says don’t be afraid to discuss story ideas with him when he comes to Laramie next week. Ira Glass says he is excited about his first ever appearance in Wyoming and will discuss how he and his staff find compelling stories for the show and how each episode comes together. Glass says that despite the popularity of the show, few people bother him with story ideas.
Wyoming is the worst state in the country for women in the workforce. That’s according to a report in the Atlantic which takes into consideration women’s average wages, their percentage of the labor force and how much they earn relative to their skills and education levels.
Carma Corra with the Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues says one of the reasons women earn less than men is that they tend to hold different types of jobs.
The Bureau of Land Management wants public input about how to reclaim land in the Pinedale Anticline that has been disrupted by energy development projects.
Next month, the BLM’s Pinedale Anticline Working Group – or PAWG –will discuss developers’ plans for improving air quality in the area by their March deadline. Members will also brainstorm for ways to reclaim disrupted mule deer habitat in the area.
Shane DeForest is the Pinedale Field Manager for the BLM. He says there’s a lot to consider in land restoration, including plant species, size and location.
Breaking with some members of their party, 40 House Republicans including Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis are urging the congressional' supercommittee on to consider all options for raising revenue as they hunt for ways to trim the national debt, including taxes.
University of Wyoming scientists say average temperatures in the state have risen three degrees over the last 30 years. And that could be attributed to greenhouses gasses caused by the burning of fossil fuels and the clearing of forests.
As the University of Wyoming considers tougher admission standards…the offshoot is that it might be tougher for minority students to automatically qualify to attend U-W.
A study found that if the standards had been in effect in 2009… 56 percent of Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanics who applied to U-W would have been automatically qualified, while 83 percent of white students would have been accepted.