WPR News
9:27 am
Tue July 12, 2011

Wyoming hospitals concerned about proposed federal cuts

Laramie, Wyo. – As Congress continues negotiations over the federal budget and debt ceiling, Wyoming hospitals are concerned about what proposed cuts to Medicare and Medicaid would mean for their bottom lines.

Dan Perdue of the Wyoming Hospital Association says cuts would have a significant impact. "Medicare and Medicaid make up over half of the revenue that hospitals experience on a day to day basis," he said. "We already have some thin margins in our hospitals and the prospect of losing any more money comes with a lot of concern."

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WPR News
8:26 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Prosecutor considering death penalty charges in Wheatland shooting

Wheatland, WY – A preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing his three sons and adult brother and wounding his wife has been set for Thursday in Wheatland. Everett E. Conant III faces murder and attempted murder charges in the shooting rampage. Meanwhile, Platte County Attorney Eric Jones said today that he has not decided whether or not to seek the death penalty in the case. Conant's wife, Suzette Conant, is hospitalized in good condition with shoulder and ankle wounds.

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Yellowstone winter use rules are up for comment

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6:30 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Wyoming's Senators continue to hold onto their views on how to deal with the federal debt.

Wyoming – The Senate cancelled its July Fourth recess, nominally to seek compromise on the debt ceiling. But as Jim Hilgen reports from Washington, Wyoming's senators haven't budged much in their views on how to address the nation's financial issues.

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6:29 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

The University of Wyoming's Carbon Management Institute is undertaking an ambitious carbon sequestration project in Sweetwater County.

Wyoming – The University of Wyoming's Carbon Management Institute is undertaking an ambitious carbon sequestration project in Sweetwater County. It's still in its early stages - but university researchers and Institute director Ron Surdam have high hopes. Ron Surdam of U-W's Carbon Management Institute speaks with Molly Messick about an area where billions of tons of carbon dioxide might eventually be stored.

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6:27 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Telemedicine for Wyoming's rural areas is a reality.

Wyoming – 37 rural hospitals and mental health centers in Wyoming recently received high speed internet services, so that telemedicine services can be provided to rural citizens across the state. The Director of the University of Wyoming's Center for Rural Health Research and Education is Rex Gatenbein joins Bob Beck to explain what this might mean for health care in the state

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6:25 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Shoshoni native Tiffany Holmquist Bishop discusses growing up in a small town

Wyoming – Shoshoni native Tiffany Holmquist Bishop discusses growing up in a small town

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6:24 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Molly Messick a tour of the University of Wyoming's Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center

Wyoming – The University of Wyoming's Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center has a new green roof. It's an experiment in planting a high-elevation green roof using plants native to the Laramie Basin. Berry Center Director Greg Brown and office associate Brenna Wanous gave Molly Messick a tour. Interview

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6:22 pm
Mon July 11, 2011

Senator John Barrasso expresses his views on Libya.

Wyoming – U S involvement in Libya remains a key focus for lawmakers on Capitol Hill. From Washington, Jim Hilgen examines what transpired and checks in with a Wyoming Senator.

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