WPR News
8:10 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Teton County goes smoke free

WPR News
12:05 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Laramie, during this spring's first blizzard

Laramie, WY – Southeast Wyoming was spared the full force of yesterday's blizzard. But even near Laramie and Cheyenne, main highways were closed for hours. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick watched the roads as the day unfolded.

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WPR News
8:06 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Police departments continue to lose officers to the military

Cheyenne, WY – Wyoming's sheriff and police departments are continuing to be shorthanded due to officers getting called up to serve in the military. Cheyenne Police Chief Bob Fecht says for five years now he's had officers leaving to serve, and he's glad to support the military. But he says the loss of staff is a challenge: "From what I see the biggest burden is financially for an agency. When a squad is short the other officers feel that much differently."

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WPR News
8:01 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Tax services scam low-income families

Laramie, WY – Some Wyoming families are losing refund checks to a variety of services and scams. A refund of close to five thousand dollars can be available through the federal Earned Income Tax Credit for low- to moderate-income working families. But a recent report says that Wyomingites eligible for the refund are being targeted by tax preparation companies and other companies who want to get their hands on the refund checks.

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WPR News
6:18 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Casper and the northeast bear brunt of storm

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WPR News
6:15 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Teton County may go smoke free

WPR News
6:11 am
Mon March 23, 2009

Storm Closes Many Roads

WPR News
7:45 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Governor denies portions of Community College bill

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Cheyenne, Wy – A veto by Gov. Dave Freudenthal will enable the state to cut funding for Wyoming's community colleges over the next couple of years, if necessary.
The bill provides more state oversight of construction and
programs at the seven colleges. Freudenthal left most of the
legislation intact in signing it Thursday.
However, he vetoed part of the bill that would have insulated
the colleges from funding cuts in 2010 and 2011. Freudenthal says
Wyoming may need to cut community college funding amid falling
state revenue.

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WPR News
7:42 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Governor vetoes grazing measure

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal has vetoed a bill that aimed to protect ranchers who use public lands for grazing.
House Bill 213 would have provided $300,000 in grants to
conservation districts, allowing them to conduct more rangeland
monitoring. The monitoring helps agencies make decisions on renewal
of public land grazing permits.
Bill supporters say federal land agencies are too backlogged to
perform all necessary monitoring. But law requires they issue
grazing permits anyway. They say this has allowed groups opposed to

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