5:59 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Pavillion Water Problems

Pavillion Water Problems

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5:58 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Wind Energy Sales Tax Spurs Debate

Wind Energy Sales Tax Spurs Debate

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.

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5:57 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Leslie Petersen

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Leslie Petersen

Wyoming – Democratic Party Chair and former UW rodeo team member, Leslie Petersen, discusses her views and campaign with Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck.

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5:56 pm
Fri September 24, 2010

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Matt Mead

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.

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WPR News
8:27 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Free Lunch Program For Students Improve

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.

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WPR News
8:25 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Problems Are Hard To Solve When Groups Are Involved

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

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WPR News
8:15 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Legal bills for voting rights case exceed $880K

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.

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WPR News
8:14 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

Lummis backs House GOP campaign policy agenda

CHEYENNE, wyo – U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis is supporting a campaign policy agenda that fellow House Republicans have vowed to follow, if they regain majority control.

The Wyoming Republican says the "Pledge to America" puts emphasis on restoring the economy, and controlling the national debt.

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WPR News
8:12 pm
Thu September 23, 2010

More household energy help for Wyoming

CHEYENNE, wyo – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released about $300,000-dollars in funding to help eligible, low-income Wyoming residents with home energy costs.

The money is being provided through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

The program helps eligible families pay for home heating and cooling costs, as well as helping weatherize their homes.

It is administered in the state by the Wyoming Department of Family Services.

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WY Elections
10:12 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Governor candidates discuss local government funding

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