WPR News
7:23 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Cheney's approval rating sags to new low

Laramie, Wyo. – A University of Wyoming poll shows that Vice President Dick Cheney's approval rating is the lowest of his career.

The poll asks Wyoming residents how well the Vice President is doing his job. In 2002, he enjoyed a 70 percent approval rating. That slipped to 40 percent in 2005. It's now at 30 percent. U-W political scientist Jim King says there are two key reasons for that.

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Election 2008
3:54 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Special election looms in HD 22

Laramie, Wyo. – The State Election Director says the potential exists for a special election in House District 22 after records showed that 11 people voted in the wrong place.

Peggy Nighswonger says the final decision will be made by the state canvassing board next Wednesday. But she says it is possible that voters in Sublette, Lincoln and Teton counties will be asked to return to the polls on November 25th.

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WPR News
10:06 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Ethanol industry has headaches

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WPR News
10:04 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Heating bills will be lower then expected

WPR News
10:02 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Governor not interested in Interior job

WPR News
10:00 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Saratoga Sawmill will finally reopen

Saratoga, Wy – Intermountain Resources is planning to reopen the Saratoga sawmill in southern Wyoming early next year.
Intermountain spokeswoman Nancy Fishering said the company plans
to make the mill as efficient as possible in order to survive in
the poor national timber market.
Fishering said the mill reopening is set for some time in the
first quarter of 2009.
The Saratoga sawmill has been mothballed since Louisiana Pacific
closed it in 2003. It was then bought by Intermountain, which is
based in Montrose, Colo.

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WPR News
9:58 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Roscoe wins house seat

Pinedale, Wy – A recount of the state House District 22 race in Sublette, Teton and Lincoln counties reaffirmed Tuesday's results. Democrat Jim Roscoe of Wilson defeated Republican
Charles Stough of Pinedale by a mere four votes.
The results still must be certified by the canvassing boards in
the three counties, as well as the state canvassing board

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WPR News
1:18 am
Thu November 6, 2008

Cheyenne economy softens

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Laramie, Wyo. – Cheyenne's economy is softening. Sales tax revenues are down and the future of economic development is in question as the country prepares for the likelihood of a recession.

The city's budget office says Cheyenne is already 300-thousand dollars behind in projected revenues from sales tax, and that's from data before the country's economy started spiraling downward.

The director of the Wyoming Center for Business and Economic Analysis Dick O'Gara says Wyoming's capital city is not immune from national trends.

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WY Elections
9:27 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Wyoming Legislative Results

WY Elections
9:25 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Wyoming Legislative Results

Laramie, WY – Several key legislative races were decided last night.

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