WPR News
8:34 am
Tue February 3, 2009

House committee kills malpractice measure

Cheyenne, WY – An attempt to cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases was killed last night in the House Judiciary Committee.

Medical groups came out in force asking the legislature to help them reduce the high cost of medical malpractice insurance. They claim that the high insurance premiums have made it difficult to both recruit and retain doctors.

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7:45 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Smoking Ban Passes the House

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7:42 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Sec. of the Interior Defers Lease of Wyoming Public Lands

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WPR News
4:54 am
Tue February 3, 2009

DEQ Issues Ozone Warning

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4:50 am
Tue February 3, 2009

Wyoming Drilling Down?

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10:57 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Social issues go before legislature this week

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Legislature plans to consider bills on the polarizing social issues of abortion and same-sex marriage this week.

House Speaker Colin Simpson, R-Cody, says the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a bill on Tuesday that would let Wyoming voters consider whether to amend the Wyoming Constitution to specify that the state wouldn't recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

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WPR News
10:57 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Social issues go before legislature this week

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Legislature plans to consider bills on the polarizing social issues of abortion and same-sex marriage this week.

House Speaker Colin Simpson, R-Cody, says the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear a bill on Tuesday that would let Wyoming voters consider whether to amend the Wyoming Constitution to specify that the state wouldn't recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

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10:56 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Smoking ban gets last House vote today

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives will vote for a final time this morning on whether to make most public places in the state smoke free. The House approved some changes to the bill on Friday. One allows local governments to opt out of the law, another exempts establishments that don't allow workers or customers under the age of 21 from entering their facility, and a third allows smoking in private businesses.

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WPR News
10:55 am
Mon February 2, 2009

Climate change will affect vegetation in West

Salt Lake City, UT – A new study says climate change will likely shuffle some of the West's most troublesome invasive weeds, adding to the burden in some areas and providing opportunities for native plant restoration in others.

Princeton University researchers say a warming climate will provide more welcoming conditions for invasive plants to get a foothold, spread quickly and crowd out native species.

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10:54 am
Mon February 2, 2009

DUI bill goes before House again today

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