Jackson, Wyoming – Health care is certainly on the lips of many. Around a thousand people attended the annual St. John's Community Health Fair, earlier this month in Jackson. Wyoming Public Radio's Rebecca Huntington asked those attending the fair how they think the new health care legislation might affect their lives.
Wyoming – Wyoming Speaker of the House Colin Simpson is running for Governor. The Cody Republican has served in the legislature for 12 years and works as an attorney. He is the son of former U-S Senator Alan Simpson and the Grandson of former Senator and Governor Milward Simpson. He is engaged in a number of public service activities. The economy is where we begin. WPR's Bob Beck asks Simpson whether additional budget cuts are needed, as the state deals with declining revenue.
Wyoming – Local government has fallen on hard times across the state. Most cities and counties are preparing for major budget cuts that will result in less spending less services and the loss of jobs. Many communities have been preparing for the cuts but it is not making them any easier. Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck reports.
Laramie, WY – From the start of the William Ayers controversy University of Wyoming officials have acknowledged that one factor in their decision making process was the potential financial impact of Ayers' visit. The school received dozens of emails from people saying the invitation to Ayers would affect how much they give to their alma mater. Wyoming Public Radio's Renny MacKay looks into how the events of the past month might affect funding for the university.
Laramie, Wyo. – Former militant activist Bill Ayers has come and gone from the University of Wyoming. He spoke on campus to an audience of 1100, after a federal judge forced the university to provide him a venue last week. But the cancellation of Ayers' initial appearance, along with the events that followed, has left the university with a tough set of questions to address. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick has more.