WPR News
5:14 am
Fri September 26, 2008

Wyomingites Reflect on Economy

Laramie, WY – As Congress tries to make a deal to rescue the nation's economy... we asked people in Wyoming what they think about the bailout and how the failures on Wall Street affect their lives. Here are some of their thoughts:

Stephanie Carter: "I feel that the corporations need to be accountable for what they've done. As a small business owner, they're not going to bail me out if go under or give bad information."

Larry Grimm: "It hasn't really affected me much, but I bet it's going to affect my retirement."

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WPR News
11:09 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Group supports positive changes to wolf plan

WPR News
11:04 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Rolle convicted of murder

Casper, Wy – A jury in Casper has convicted a man there of kidnapping and murder in the death of a woman last year.
The same jury will begin deliberations Thursday whether Donald
Rolle, 47, should get the death penalty for his convictions.
Donald Rolle, 47, testified this week that he kicked 40-year-old
Jennifer Randel and slammed her head onto a truck dashboard. But
Rolle said he acted only after she came at him with a knife after
they went out on a date.
The jury deliberated for about six hours before finding Rolle
guilty on Wednesday evening.

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WPR News
8:10 am
Thu September 25, 2008

MT Brucellosis Plan Focuses on Yellowstone

Billings, MT – Cattle ranchers near Yellowstone National Park would have to test their entire herds for brucellosis and vaccinate them against the disease, under a plan offered by Montana livestock officials.

The plan, still in draft form, is required for Montana to regain its federal brucellosis-free status. The state lost that status in September following infections on two ranches within the past two years.

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WPR News
8:07 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Bark Beetles May Make Climate Change Worse

Laramie, WY – Bark beetles may speed up the effects of climate change. The National Center for Atmospheric Research has launched a study of forests from Wyoming to New Mexico that have been ravaged by bark beetles.

Alex Guenther is the lead investigator. He says trees cool the atmosphere. They also release particles that form the starting point for raindrops. "So without these trees in the forests," he says, "then we expect warmer, drier weather in these forests."

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WPR News
8:02 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Group Protests Kemmerer Land-Use Plan

Kemmerer, WY – The Wyoming Outdoor Council says the federal government's proposed land-use plan for Kemmerer does not protect crucial migration routes for wildlife.

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WPR News
6:34 am
Thu September 25, 2008

Juvenile to Stand Trial in Assault Case

Election 2008
9:02 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Trauner Reacts to Lummis Press Secretary Call

Laramie, WY – Trauner says it was clear to him that the person who identified herself as Sierra on the phone during the news conference had an agenda. He says it was a dirty tactic: "One of the reasons that we're in the dire straights that we're in today is because people are playing Washington politics and doing and saying anything to win and hoping nobody pays attention."

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WPR News
8:22 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Cohee: State Should Consider Suing Feds over Wolves

Laramie, WY – A top Wyoming lawmaker says the state should consider suing the federal government over wolf management.

Speaker of the House Roy Cohee says legislators had put together a good compromise plan for wolves, only to have the federal government call it into question: "How many more times do we put in the time effort to come up with yet another compromise only to have the federal government say, oh, that's not a good deal, we want you to do this and that."

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Election 2008
7:27 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Lummis Campaign Manager Responds to Call

Laramie, WY – A campaign official for Republican Cynthia Lummis says the actions of the candidate's former press secretary in no way represent the heart and soul of the Lummis campaign. Rachel Seidenschnur resigned Wednesday after using a fake name to ask Democratic opponent Gary Trauner a question during a press conference.

Campaign Manager Tucker Fagan says Lummis is committed to running an honest race:
"Asking a question, and misrepresenting who she was that's just wrong we know that."

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