WPR News
7:16 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Plan To Move Mine Waste Through Wyoming Ruffles Feathers

LARAMIE, wyo – A Montana proposal to transport nearly 70 thousand tons of mine waste through Wyoming has some officials angry that they weren't included in the decision process. Montana has proposed that mine waste from Cooke City be hauled through Wyoming on the Chief Joseph Highway and back up to Montana to be reprocessed.

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WPR News
7:00 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Wyoming Rates Of ADHD On The Rise

LARAMIE, wyo – A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control shows an increase in the number of Wyoming children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.

The CDC says in 2003 just over seven-percent of parents reported that their children were affected by ADHD. In 2007, the number went up to nine-percent.

Susanna Visser is an epidemiologist for the C-D-C. She says Wyoming ranks in the middle of the pack nationally for the percentage of reported ADHD.

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WPR News
6:54 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Wyoming sees improved summer tourism

CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming tourism industry officials report better business this summer.

The Rocky Mountain Lodging Report shows the occupancy rate at Wyoming hotels and motels was up each month this summer compared to last year. The trend continued through September.

The Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association says average daily room rates were down slightly over the summer, indicating that hotels cut rates. But she says the higher occupancy helped offset the lower prices.

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WPR News
2:27 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Lummis troubled by report on offshore drilling ban

CHEYENNE, wyo – Wyoming Representative Cynthia Lummis says she's troubled by a report that the White House edited a drilling safety report to convey a false impression.

The report by the Interior Department's inspector general concluded that the White House made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the administration's six-month ban on new deep-water drilling.

Lummis was among those who called for the inspector general to investigate the matter.

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WPR News
8:08 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Company finds innovative use for beetle-killed trees

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WPR News
8:01 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Haynes gets 7% of gov vote as a write-in

Laramie, WY – The secretary of state's office says Taylor Haynes finished third in the November 2 election for Wyoming governor.
The retired Cheyenne surgeon and rancher ran as a write-in candidate.
Republican Matt Mead won the race handily with 65 percent of the vote, followed by Democrat Leslie Petersen with 23 percent.
A count of the write-in votes shows Haynes received 7 percent.
That was enough to beat Libertarian Mike Wheeler, who got about 5,600 votes, or 3 percent.

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WPR News
7:16 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

Wyoming Claims Third Place In Nations Divorce Rates

LARAMIE, wyo – A University of Wyoming professor says the feeling of isolation may be a contributing factor to the state's high divorce rate. That insight comes after Wyoming was ranked third in the nation for divorces and annulments.

The census data shows that, on average, just over 5 people per thousand in the state divorced or annulled their marriages between December 2008 and November 2009.

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WPR News
7:13 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

Three Cases Of Brucellosis Confirmed

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WPR News
6:56 pm
Wed November 10, 2010

Wyoming economy doing better than national average

CASPER, wyo – According to U.S. Census Bureau findings, Wyoming is doing better economically than many other states thanks to the mining and energy industries.

The state's median income is about $53-thousand: the 20th highest in the country. Across Wyoming, 9.8 percent of people are living below the poverty level, compared to 14.3 percent nationally.

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