4:13 am
Tue January 20, 2009

A new baby book for parents

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.

4:08 am
Tue January 20, 2009

UW swimmers poised for conference championship

Wyoming – The men's team hasn't won the Mountain West in 50 years. Elsa Partan reports.

4:07 am
Tue January 20, 2009

CJ Box reveals his dark side

Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with CJ Box. The Wyoming author's new book, Three Weeks to Say Goodbye, is perhaps his darkest tale yet.

WPR News
10:31 am
Mon January 19, 2009

DOH reports 43 health errors last year

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.

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WPR News
10:28 am
Mon January 19, 2009

Former reporter: Job cuts may hinder reporting at Star-Tribune

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.

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WPR News
9:58 am
Mon January 19, 2009

Leg. committee picks up health care this week

Cheyenne, WY – State Senator Charlie Scott is touting a health care reform measure that is intended to bring down costs and provide coverage to those who cannot afford health insurance.

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WPR News
7:27 am
Mon January 19, 2009

House passes tobacco tax bill

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming House of Representatives has passed a tobacco tax bill that one legislator fears may lead to higher use of chewing tobacco.

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WPR News
7:03 am
Mon January 19, 2009

House works on carbon sequestration bill

Cheyenne, WY – A bill that regulates how surface landowners will be treated when carbon dioxide gas is stored below their property is making its way through the legislature.

The complicated measure sets up protections for landowners and guidelines for energy developers who need to store CO2. Carbon Dioxide is being blamed for problems associated with climate change.

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WPR News
10:13 am
Sat January 17, 2009

Lawsuits target oil shale plan for Rockies

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.

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WPR News
10:09 am
Sat January 17, 2009

Coal research facility attracts interest

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A research facility to find cleaner ways to turn Wyoming coal into power is attracting a lot of attention.

Representatives of about a dozen cities, counties and economic development associations attended a meeting Friday in Cheyenne to learn more about the proposed facility.

Wyoming and General Electric are jointly developing the facility, which could cost up to $100 million.

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