WPR News
6:10 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Lummis defends families earning more than $250,000

Laramie, Wyo. – In a press conference on her plan for job creation, Wyoming's lone U.S. Representative, Cynthia Lummis, said Bush tax cuts impact job creators, like small business owners. The Obama Administration advocates letting those tax cuts expire for the top 2.5 percent of taxpayers. That means families earning more than $250,000 a year would end up paying more. Some members of Congress have objected to grouping those earners with people who make millions.

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6:09 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Wyoming's Political Landscape.

Wyoming?s Political Landscape.

Wyoming – The big question nationally is whether Republicans will take over Congress. In Wyoming, Republicans may add advantages in the legislature and among top elected officials. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay talks about what the political landscape might look like after the election and how that could affect policy.

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6:06 pm
Fri October 29, 2010

Voters to take taxes to the polls.

Voters to take taxes to the polls.

Wyoming – One of the issues voters across the state will be deciding on is whether to either impose or renew a one percent sales tax for local government services. Sales tax revenue is one of the few ways cities and counties can pay for necessary services and operational needs. Wyoming Public Radios Tristan Ahtone explains.

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WPR News
11:31 am
Fri October 29, 2010

Sheridan lands a new business

WPR News
9:01 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Tribes Say Equal Funding For Roads Needed

LARAMIE, wyo – Transportation officials for the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes say the formula that determines funding for roads on reservations is failing. In a field hearing with the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, tribal officials from Wyoming and across the country recommended that the federal government change the funding formula so tribes could update and expand roads on reservations.

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WPR News
8:59 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Defendant in home invasion killing claims threat

SHERIDAN, wyo – A Sheridan teenager accused of murder in the home invasion slaying of an elderly man last year told police he participated in the crime because he was threatened by a co-defendant.

Seventeen-year-old Dharminder Vir Sen stands accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 79-year-old Robert Ernest in his home last year.

Sen told police the day of the shooting that he agreed to participate in robbing Ernst's home. Sen claims co-defendant Dennis Poitra Jr. threatened to attack him if he didn't.

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WPR News
8:57 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Big money raised in Wyoming superintendent race

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CHEYENNE, wyo – Democrat Mike Massie and Republican Cindy Hill have each raised more than 100-thousand-dollars since the August primary in their race for the state's top education job.

Hill reports raising nearly $120-thousand during the last two months, while Massie has collected just over $100-thousand.

For the entire campaign, Hill has raised over $220-thousand-dollars and Massie nearly $180-thousand.

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WPR News
8:56 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Wyo. 130 over Snowy Range closed for season

SARATOGA, wyo – A portion of Wyoming Highway 130 over the Snowy Range has been closed for the season.

The road was closed Thursday between Laramie and Saratoga. The Wyoming Department of Transpiration says over four feet of snow has fallen between Libby Flats and Bellamy Lake.

On the west side, the closure begins at the Green Rock Picnic Area, about 8 miles above Centennial.
On the eastside, the closure begins near milepost 48 above Ryan Park.

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WPR News
8:54 pm
Thu October 28, 2010

Wendt Distances Himself From Lummis

LARAMIE, wyo – The Democratic candidate for Wyoming's lone seat in Congress is stepping up criticism of his opponent. David Wendt is challenging incumbent Cynthia Lummis, a Republican.

Today Wendt launched a campaign critiquing Lummis for several of her votes over the last two years. Wendt was on the University of Wyoming campus, and directed one message to female students, who expect equal pay for equal work.

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WPR News
8:16 am
Thu October 28, 2010

Sheridan soldier dies in Kuwait

Sheridan, Wy – A soldier from Sheridan serving in Kuwait has died.
Defense Department officials said Wednesday that 43-year-old
Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Tanner died Tuesday at Ali Al Salem of
injuries from a non-combat incident. Tanner was assigned to the 106th Transportation Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.

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