4:25 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

2nd stories of downtown businesses may be revitalized.

Wyoming – You probably have never paid any attention, but there are a lot of vacant 2nd stories of buildings in Wyoming. Those stories used to be popular, but now they are an afterthought. A couple of state organizations are hoping to change that. Betsy Bradley and Mary Hopkins of the State Historic preservation office join Bob Beck to discuss their project, Living upstairs in Wyoming.

4:19 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

Wyoming will put money towards homelessness.

Wyoming – Wyoming is set to receive over 1.7 million dollars in federal stimulus funds to address homelessness. Mary Randolph directs the Wyoming Rural Development Council, which will administer the money. She tells Addie Goss that the aim of the grant is to help Wyoming governments and non-profits prevent people from becoming homeless during this recession.

4:08 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

Pro and anti-coal groups are trying to influence you.

Wyoming – This week Congress has been discussing stronger environmental regulations pertaining to the energy industry. And the future of Coal is part of those discussions. Meanwhile the industry and opponents are embroiled in a publicity campaign over whether or not coal is good. The Environment Reports Lester Graham looks at the campaigns for-and-against coal.

4:04 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

Supreme Court Chief Justice Bart Voight discusses new challenges facing Wyoming's Judiciary.

Wyoming – It's a time of change for the Wyoming Supreme Court. They are moving into the computer age, have a renovated court facility, and are dealing with the same budget shortfalls as the rest of us. Chief Justice Bart Voight tells WPR's Bob Beck that budget cuts will be a challenge.

4:00 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

The shootings at Columbine forced law enforcement to undergo a change in strategy.

Wyoming – The ten year anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School was this week. The event changed the way schools and law enforcement address student violence. KCFR's Megan Verlee reports on how the attack changed school security and emergency response.

Wyoming Features
3:57 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

2nd stories of downtown businesses may be revitalized.

Wyoming – You probably have never paid any attention, but there are a lot of vacant 2nd stories of buildings in Wyoming. Those stories used to be popular, but now they are an afterthought. A couple of state organizations are hoping to change that. Betsy Bradley and Mary Hopkins of the State Historic preservation office join Bob Beck to discuss their project, Living upstairs in Wyoming.

3:48 pm
Mon April 27, 2009

A group tries to show what it is like to be in need.

Wyoming – About 9 percent of Wyoming residents live in poverty, according to the most recent federal statistics. But those numbers are from 2007. Wyoming's unemployment rate is now higher than it's been in nearly 6 years. Community Action of Laramie County offers direct services to people living at up to twice the poverty level - about 44 thousand dollars a year for a family of four. The group decided to give people a sense of what it's like to need. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.

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