WPR News
8:12 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Wyoming Senators vote no on Sotomayor

WPR News
8:08 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Governor gears up for more Wind Energy discussions

WPR News
8:00 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Wyoming praised for getting stimulus money to highways

Cheyenne, Wy –

The chairman of the U-S House's Transportation Committee says Wyoming is the best state in the country for putting highway stimulus dollars to work. Federal statistics show that 76 percent of the money this state has received are put out to contract, bid and underway.

A spokesman for the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Dave Kingham, says this just part of the positive feedback they've received for their efficiency.

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WPR News
7:55 pm
Thu August 6, 2009

Governor wants education improvements

Cheyenne, Wy – Gov. Dave Freudenthal says Wyoming needs to look beyond its schools to improve its dropout rate. Freudenthal spoke Thursday at an education summit in Cheyenne.
The summit focuses on Wyoming's dropout rate, which has been
increasing for a decade.
Education Week magazine put Wyoming's graduation rate at 73
percent in 2006.
Freudenthal says Wyoming has been pouring money into education
at a rate that's the envy of the country. He says the state should
be able to maintain that funding despite a recent decline in state

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WPR News
10:23 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Natrona DA looking at cases of 2 ex-troopers

Casper, Wyo. – A Natrona County prosecutor says he's reviewing the cases of two Casper-based state troopers for possible crimes after they were suspended and then left the Wyoming Highway Patrol for undisclosed reasons.

Devan Henderson and Adam Longo left the patrol Tuesday. Patrol administrator Col. Sam Powell says he can't discuss the reasons. Efforts to reach the men have been unsuccessful.

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WPR News
10:18 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Freudenthal to speak at education summit

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Gov. Dave Freudenthal is among the scheduled speakers at a conference in Cheyenne that is looking at how to improve Wyoming's dropout rate.

The Wyoming Board of Education and Wyoming P-16 Education Council are hosting the education summit Thursday. A recent report ranked Wyoming 23rd in the nation for its high school graduation rate of 73 percent.

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WPR News
8:32 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Wyoming does better then average on PAWS

WPR News
8:26 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

State parks officials worry about fire danger

WPR News
8:22 pm
Wed August 5, 2009

Wyoming-Colorado cocaine ring busted up

Denver, Co – A grand jury in Colorado has indicted 15 people on charges of running a cocaine ring in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming.
The indictments were handed up July 15 but weren't made public
until Wednesday. They list 44 charges, including racketeering.
Mike Saccone, a spokesman for Colorado Attorney General John
Suthers, says eight of the 15 suspects have been arrested.
Saccone says the alleged ring operated out of houses in Brighton
and Fort Lupton, both northeast of Denver. He says he can't discuss

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