Wyoming – Ever since wind farms started popping up in Wyoming the question was how the state would tax the industry. This week, politicians on a special sub-committee looking at the issue decided that the industry also needs to pay sales taxes. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Wyoming – Matt Mead, fourth generation rancher and grandson of former governor and U.S. Senator Cliff Hansen, speaks with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck about some of the social issues that are close to his heart.
LARAMIE, wyo – As the number of Wyoming residents receiving food stamp benefits has gone up over the last two years, so has the number of children who are eligible for free school lunches. This year, school districts are using a new computer program that notifies districts of students who are automatically eligible for free lunch because their families receive food stamps. Tamra Jackson is the Department of Education's Nutrition Program Supervisor.
LARAMIE, wyo – Noted Scientist, theorist and author E. O. Wilson says that getting people to work together to address serious issues is difficult because people hide behind their beliefs instead of working together to solve problems. Wilson visited the University of Wyoming campus today. (Thursday) He says many times disagreements over controversial issues stem from the fact that people want to run from challenges
CHEYENNE, wyo – Lawyers representing American Indians who won a voting rights lawsuit against Fremont County, are seeking over $880,000 from the county or its insurers.
Members of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes sued Fremont County in 2005 charging that at-large voting for county commissioners violated federal law by diluting the American Indian vote. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson ruled for the tribes this spring.