5:58 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

Wyoming Tries to Reach Out to Vulnerable Teens

Wyoming Tries to Reach Out to Vulnerable Teens

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5:55 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

Jobs not Easy to Come by for Older Residents

Jobs not Easy to Come by for Older Residents

Wyoming – Wyoming currently has an abundance of older workers trying to find jobs. The reasons they are unemployed in the first place are numerous. But Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports that those looking for work are having mixed results.

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5:54 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

Governor-Elect Mead Starts Work on his Administration

Governor-Elect Mead Starts Work on his Administration

Wyoming – In Wyoming's modern history every governor has served multiple terms. That means Matt Mead is only the fourth person in 35 years to make the transition into the governor's office. Mead, a Republican won the November second election in a landslide. He told Renny MacKay that things are coming along and he's got some key players in place for his transition team.

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5:53 pm
Fri November 12, 2010

Democrats Regroup and Look to the Future

Democrats Regroup and Look to the Future

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WPR News
7:58 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Guard members head to Gitmo

WPR News
7:55 am
Fri November 12, 2010

Health board won't seek smoking ban

Laramie, WY – The Casper-Natrona County Board of Health has decided not to seek a ban on smoking in public.
The board voted three to two against an advocacy group's request to ban smoking within all businesses in the county.
The board instead directed the county health director to encourage state lawmakers to pursue a comprehensive public smoking ban. Some board members say they believe the Wyoming Legislature should address the issue.

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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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