WPR News
8:57 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

PAWS audit: assessment test is expensive, not fully implemented

Laramie, Wyo. – An audit of Wyoming's statewide student assessment test, called PAWS, shows that the test hasn't been implemented fully and that it's costing the state a lot of money. Lawmakers chose to create a Wyoming specific test that goes above and beyond the requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.

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WPR News
8:42 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Freudenthal: Preble's regs could return to Wyo.

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might backtrack on a decision not to protect an elusive mouse species in Wyoming.

Freudenthal spokeswoman Leigh Anne Manlove says that's what the governor heard in a phone conversation Monday with Assistant Interior Secretary Tom Strickland.

Freudenthal followed up Thursday with a letter urging Strickland to consider drawing along watersheds the boundaries where the Preble's meadow jumping mouse is protected.

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WPR News
8:40 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

Judge Molloy to retire from active service in 2011

Billings, Mont. – U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy says he plans to retire from active service next year.

The 64-year-old Missoula judge announced Wednesday that he would take senior status in August, meaning he will continue to hear cases.

Molloy has written some of the more controversial court rulings in the state during his 14 years on the bench, most recently placing wolves in Montana and Idaho back on the endangered species list.

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WPR News
8:38 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

New work groups to consider Pavillion water quality

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WPR News
11:09 am
Thu December 23, 2010

In Wake Of Cobell Wyoming Tribes Push Sister Lawsuit

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WPR News
8:42 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Montana DEQ scraps mine waste hauling plan

Billings, Mont. – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has scrapped plans to haul mine waste over Wyoming's Chief Joseph Scenic Highway.

The tailings would have originated at the McLaren gold mine near Cooke City, hauled across northern Wyoming along the winding mountain highway, and then to a mine in Whitehall for processing.

Some in Wyoming had worried the trucks could cause safety problems and increase wear and tear on the road.

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WPR News
8:39 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

More Wyomingites oppose federal health care law

Laramie, Wyo. – A poll done by the University of Wyoming shows that most Wyomingites do not like the new federal health care law. The survey of 700 Wyoming residents found that 68% oppose the health care law, which was enacted in March. Almost all of those who don't like the law also support its immediate repeal. UW political science professor Jim King oversaw the survey. He says it shows a lot more dissatisfaction with the reform package in Wyoming than elsewhere in the country.

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WPR News
12:00 pm
Wed December 22, 2010

Laramie Stiffens DUI Laws

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WPR News
7:25 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Montana won't haul mine waste through Wyoming

WPR News
6:20 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Snow storm hits mountains of the south

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