WPR News
2:43 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Wind tower manufacturing plant to bring jobs to Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Laramie County soon will be home to a wind tower manufacturing plant that should employ 150 people.

Governor Matt Mead announced Tuesday morning that Gestamp Renewables and Worthington Industries will be involved in a joint venture at the new Swan Ranch economic development site south of Cheyenne.

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WPR News
1:26 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Public official-turned-activist plans protest of anti-gay marriage measure

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Laramie, Wyo. – A former state official and his wife plan to burn their marriage license on the steps of the Wyoming Capitol Building, to protest a bill moving forward in the Wyoming Legislature. If it's passed and signed by the governor, House Bill 74 would change Wyoming law to specify that the state only recognizes marriages between one man and one woman.

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WPR News
9:00 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Wyo lawmakers turn to the budget

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming lawmakers began work on the $215 million supplemental budget on Monday. It would leave a little over a billion dollars in reserve. Some wonder if that is too much money. But Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Phil Nicholas told the Senate that the reserve should actually be much larger than it is.

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WPR News
8:56 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Legislators so far deny request for more Medicaid money

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Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming lawmakers are questioning a decision to deny a request for several million dollars to help the state meet a possible shortfall in the Medicaid budget. The legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee discussed the cut on Monday, during a review of Wyoming's proposed supplemental budget.

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WPR News
8:46 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Wyoming challenges EPA greenhouse regs in court

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming has mounted a legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

State officials say the EPA didn't give Wyoming enough time to come up with a state plan to regulate greenhouse gases - just nine days before the Dec. 22 deadline.

Wyoming didn't make the deadline, so the EPA has stepped in for the state and taken charge of issuing greenhouse gas permits in Wyoming.

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WPR News
2:40 pm
Mon February 14, 2011

Wyo Senate approves Teton land sale

Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Wyoming Senate has given final approval to a bill that authorizes the sale of state land located inside Grand Teton National Park to the federal government.

Under the deal, the state would sell 1,300 acres of school trust land for roughly $105 million. Money from sale would go into a trust account that funds public education.

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8:28 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

Education, and How to Improve It

Education, and How to Improve It

Wyoming – Education has been at the top of the list, in terms of big issues this legislative session. Specifically, education and accountability. Legislators want to see improvements in student performance, but the question is how to achieve that. Wyoming Public Radio's Kathryn Flagg put that question to regular citizens, here in Laramie, and produced this story.

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WPR News
6:49 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

Wyoming House debates Health Care Amendment

6:29 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

The Love Lives of Grasshoppers

The Love Lives? of Grasshoppers

Wyoming – From a walk through the snow, to a preview of spring Over the next few months, we will be running a series of short portraits of Wyoming species, reported and produced by Wyoming Public Radio's Kelly Herbinson. She starts the series this week with a special story for Valentine's Day. A look at the love lives of grasshoppers.

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6:28 pm
Fri February 11, 2011

Exploring "Cold" with Writer Bill Streever

Exploring ?Cold? with Writer Bill Streever

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