2:21 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Effort would smooth path for charter schools

Wyoming – Bob Beck and Jim Lowham, of the Wyoming Board of Education, discuss efforts to streamline charter schools in Wyoming.

2:18 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Remembrance: Dr. William Close

Wyoming – William Close died last week of a heart attack at the age of 84. His career spanned the globe. Last April, Peter O'Dowd visited Dr. Close in Big Piney, and filed this report.

2:16 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Lawmakers move on carbon sequestration laws

Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with Rep. Mary Throne about the progress Wyoming has made with the underground storage of carbon dioxide.

2:15 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Cattlemen fret over beef's future

Wyoming – KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports that the economy was on everyone's mind at the International Livestock Congress in Denver.

2:13 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Healthcare pilot gains traction

Wyoming – Bob Beck reports on an effort to provide health coverage to low-income people in Wyoming.

2:10 am
Mon January 26, 2009

Advocates fight for more insurance rights

Wyoming – Lawmakers are debating two bills that would give patients more rights when insurance companies deny their claims. Peter O'Dowd reports.

WPR News
8:14 am
Fri January 23, 2009

UW trustees expected to vote on new tuition rates

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Cheyenne, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is expected to vote this weekend on a plan to raise tuition next fall for all students except for undergraduate students from Wyoming.

Resident undergrads make up about 40 percent of the university's enrollment of more than 13,100 students, meaning most students would see a tuition increase.

The proposal would raise tuition about 5 percent for nonresident undergraduates, all graduate students, all law students and all pharmacy students.

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WPR News
7:47 am
Fri January 23, 2009

Smoking ban passes committee, with changes

Cheyenne, WY – After three days of hearings, a legislative committee has agreed to pass a bill that would impose a statewide ban on smoking in public places. Committee members made one key change to the bill, removing bars and private clubs from the ban. Cheyenne Representative Lori Millen voted against the bill because she was disappointed with the change. But she adds that it will be interesting to see if the bill will actually be brought up for debate. Millen suspects that a compromise bill is the only measure that will pass.

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WPR News
7:36 am
Fri January 23, 2009

Drunk driving bill heads to House floor

Cheyenne, WY – A comprehensive drunk driving bill is on its way to the House floor, after a committee approved the measure. Committee members were told that 38 percent of Wyoming arrests were for drunk driving and Jackson Representative Keith Gingery says something needs to change. The bill packages a number of initiatives into one bill. Gingery says that is a change from past attempts to toughen Wyoming's DUI laws.

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WPR News
9:36 am
Thu January 22, 2009

Obama order leaves wolves' status uncertain

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich – President Barack Obama's planned review of recent changes in federal regulations raises questions about whether gray wolves in the Great Lakes and Northern Rockies will remain classified as endangered.

The U.S. Department of Interior announced last week it would drop wolves in both regions from the federal list of endangered species because they have recovered from the brink of extinction.

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