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."
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.
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.
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.
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
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