Wyoming – A 10-member task force of early childhood development professionals has put together a free book for new parents. "You and Your Baby" shows parents ways to interact to improve babies' development. Retired professor of early childhood education Peggy Cooney is the chair of the task force. She joins Elsa Partan in the studio.
Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Department of Health says health care facilities in the state reported 43 accidents and errors last year, two of which resulted in death.
The analysis says health care facilities reported 25 injuries associated with a fall, two deaths resulting from falls, 11 medication errors, three cases of serious bed sores and two patients sexually assaulted. It also found there were two surgeries that resulted in foreign objects accidentally left in a body. The latest results don't vary much from the two previous years.
Casper, WY – A former reporter who was one of 15 employees laid off by the Casper Star-Tribune last week says it will be more difficult for Wyoming's only statewide paper to cover important beats like the environment.
Denver, Colo. – Two lawsuits by conservation groups take aim at the Bush administration's push to open nearly 2 million acres in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado to oil shale development.
A coalition of groups filed two lawsuits Friday in federal court in Denver to challenge regulations and a plan approved late last year to tap the more than 1 trillion barrels of oil believed to be in a large formation under the three states.