7:21 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Health care debt is a complicated problem in Wyoming.

Health care debt is a complicated problem in Wyoming.

Wyoming – Although it's hard to get Wyoming specific numbers many who work in debt collection in the state say health care is the leading cause of debt in Wyoming. Here is a story about how some fall into that debt and how hard it can be to get out. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.

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7:20 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Reporter Rebecca Huntington discusses a meeting of grizzly experts.

Reporter Rebecca Huntington discusses a meeting of grizzly experts.

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7:19 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Wyoming Historian Phil Roberts discusses Wyoming's brush with royalty.

Wyoming Historian Phil Roberts discusses Wyoming?s brush with royalty.

Wyoming – In this week that made royal watchers of us all, a long view of our fascination with Will and Kate. Here's University of Wyoming historian Phil Roberts.

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7:18 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Wyoming's plan to fight cancer has been updated.

Wyoming?s plan to fight cancer has been updated.

Wyoming – Every five years Wyoming develops a comprehensive cancer control plan as the state continues to find better ways to both treat and detect the disease. Liz Mikesell is the person in charge of the effort. She tells Bob Beck that the last five year plan led to an important colorectal screening program.

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7:17 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

Wyoming public health facilities are tackling the high number of Sexually Transmitted Disease cases in the state.

Wyoming public health facilities are tackling the high number of Sexually Transmitted Disease cases in the state.

Wyoming – The Cowboy state ranks 37th in the number of reported H-I-V cases and officials say one in two sexually active young people in Wyoming will contract an STD by the age of 25. Rosemary Lew is the Outreach coordinator for Laramie Reproductive health, she tells Bob Beck that they have been able to increase their testing, but there is more to do.

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7:15 pm
Fri April 29, 2011

A State Representative is not ready to overhaul the Wyoming Juvenile Justice system.

A State Representative is not ready to overhaul the Wyoming Juvenile Justice system.

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WPR News
8:17 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Riverton leads the charge for higher beer tax

Riverton, WY – Riverton city officials are proposing to raise Wyoming's malt beverage tax.
Since 1935, the tax on beer in Wyoming has been set at 2 cents
per gallon. But Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness has suggested changing the rate
to align with the national average of 28 cents per gallon.
He and other city leaders agreed to recommend the higher rate at
the 2011 Wyoming Association of Municipalities Annual Convention
this June in Sheridan.
Warpness said the extra revenue gained through a higher malt

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WPR News
8:15 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Game and fish is looking for poaching clues

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Lander, WY – State wildlife officials are asking the public's help in finding whoever shot and killed at least six pronghorn bucks in Fremont County. The animals were
left to rot. Wyoming Game and Fish Department Warden Chris Daubin calls it a
"very serious crime against wildlife."
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for tips that lead to
an arrest and conviction.
Authorities believe the animals were shot early last week.
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department poaching hot line:
877-WGFDTIP or 877-943-3847

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WPR News
7:36 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Financial health of Wyo schools insurance trust comes under scrutiny

Laramie, Wyo. – Resulting from reporting done by Wyoming Public Radio, the Wyoming Insurance Department says they have initiated contact with the Wyoming School Board Insurance Trust, or WSBAIT, to look into the entity's financial health.

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People
1:45 pm
Thu April 28, 2011

Andy Hackbarth visited WPR's Tom Wilhelm

Andy Hackbarth visited Tom Wilhelm and played live on the Ranch Breakfast Show
on March 5th along with Mike Highland.

Andy Hackbarth visited Tom Wilhelm and played live on the Ranch Breakfast Show

on March 5th along with Mike Highland.

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