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6:17 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Skiers Rescued from Grand Teton Park

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1:19 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Dell Inc. settles with Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Wyoming consumers who believe they were deceived by the computer company Dell are now eligible for settlement funds. Dell has agreed to pay 25-thousand dollars to Wyoming residents after accusations the company made misleading financing and service offers to PC buyers.

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7:25 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Expert: Wolves in Casper

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7:23 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Statewide Smoking Ban Clears First Hurdle

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7:17 am
Thu January 29, 2009

Credit Available for Ranchers

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10:37 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Child support bill receives prelim. approval

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that would make it easier to strip driving privileges from parents who fail to make child support payments has received preliminary approval in the House.

Rep. Mary Throne of Cheyenne is the main sponsor of the bill. It would apply to parents who fall more than 5-thousand dollars behind in their required child support payments and who haven't made a payment in 90 days.

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8:21 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Lummis votes against stimulus bill

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming voted against the $819 billion stimulus bill backed by President Barack Obama, calling it a "bridge to bankruptcy."

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed the measure 244-188 Wednesday, with Republicans unanimous in opposition.

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7:43 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Senate moves to toughen insurance standards

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming has taken the first step to join several other states that have banned discretionary clauses in a health insurance contract.

The state Senate passed a bill that imposes a ban by a 26-4 vote. Discretionary clauses give an insurance company the power to determine whether someone is eligible for insurance benefits when a claim is filed.

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7:40 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Jackson tourism lags

Laramie, WYo. – Almost all figures point to a ten- to 15-percent drop off from last year for Teton County. That goes for air travelers and occupancy rates in area hotels and condos. The executive director of the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Tim O'Donoghue, says it is the slowest he's seen during the decade he's lived in the community.

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7:25 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Senate shoots down cell phone bill

Cheyenne, Wyo – Wyoming drivers would be prohibited from sending text messages while behind the wheel under a bill that received preliminary approval in the Senate.

However, the Senate voted not to approve a parallel bill that would have prohibited beginning drivers from talking on cell phones.

Sen. Floyd Esquibel, D-Cheyenne, sponsored both bills. He says recent studies have shown that drivers who are talking on a cell phone show the same types of bad driving behavior as people who are impaired by alcohol.

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