4:30 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Wyoming: Help wanted

Wyoming – Wyoming is still the envy of many states when it comes to employment. But this state is not immune to the economic downturn. Joan Evans, the Director of the Department of Workforce Services, joins host Elsa Partan.

4:29 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Rookie lawmakers arrive in Cheyenne

Wyoming – The Capitol can be a hectic place for first-time lawmakers. Bob Beck has the story.

4:27 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Study finds potential danger with lead bullets

Wyoming – Sadie Babits of the Environment report tells us that hunters have been using lead bullets for decades to kill game with little, if any, side effects. But new research finds that hunters may need to use more caution when choosing their bullets.

4:18 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Campaign draws attention to dangers of stalking

Wyoming – It's stalking awareness month, and Wyoming officials are asking people to pay attention. They say one in 12 women will be stalked in their lifetime. Bob Beck speaks with Safe Project Director Kelly Collini and Mike Ernst of the Laramie Police Department.

Election 2008
4:16 am
Tue January 20, 2009

An Obama administration looms over Wyoming

Wyoming – Addie Goss reports that people in Wyoming are looking forward to the next president's administration with a mix of excitement and dread.

4:15 am
Tue January 20, 2009

Washington weighs the future of coal

Wyoming – Coal states like Wyoming had some major victories this week, but lawmakers worry the honeymoon may soon be over. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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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