WY Elections
9:31 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Two Senate Candidates Dislike NCLB

WY Elections
9:28 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Senate Candidates Discuss Energy

Laramie, Wy – When it comes to energy development, two democratic candidates for U-S Senate say the country needs an energy policy. Keith Goodenough says part of that policy should include conservation. But he is not interested in moving ahead with more drilling especially in sensitive areas like the Artic National Wildlife refuge.
"I don't support drilling in anwar or offshore right now. We're going to need oil in 30 or 40 years more then we do right now. I think we should save that as part of a strategic reserve."

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WPR News
9:25 am
Mon July 28, 2008

The Governor continues pushing for a balanced energy portfolio.

Cheyenne, Wy –
The Governor continues pushing for a balanced energy portfolio. Governor Dave Freudenthal says if the need for energy will be doubled in the next 50 years or so, then there needs to be a variety of available energy sources that can meet a number of needs.
Freudenthal says that too often supporters of a particular alternative energy say that their source is the only solution. He says that is the wrong approach.

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6:10 am
Mon July 28, 2008

House hopeful Gary Trauner hopes 2008 brings victory

Wyoming – Host Elsa Partan visits Gary Trauner on the campaign trail. The Democrat outlines his views on health care reform, energy independence and fiscal responsibility.

6:08 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Candidates debate hot issues

Wyoming – Democrats Keith Goodenough and Nick Carter debate issues from gay marriage to the war in Iraq. The candidates are battling for the right to challenge Sen. John Barrasso in November. Host Bob Beck moderates.

6:06 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Rothfuss and Hamburg fight for primary nod

Wyoming – Peter O'Dowd has this story on the two Democrats trying to unseat Sen. Mike Enzi.

WPR News
9:40 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Sources Say White House Swayed Sylvan Pass Decision

Washington, DC – Sources told the Associated Press that the Bush White House intervened last year to help keep Sylvan Pass open to snowmobile traffic.

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WPR News
9:03 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Senate Candidate Chris Rothfuss Supports Mortgage Bailout Bill

Laramie, Wyo. – Democratic Senate hopeful Chris Rothfuss says he supports the federal bailout of mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Rothfuss says the companies are so large that they should not be allowed to fail.

"They have been mismanaged pretty clearly and they have done a lot of things wrong, but if you did let them fail you would have pretty big problems. And they do have to be bailed out," Rothfuss said.

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WPR News
8:56 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Man Convicted on Meth Distribution Gets Life in Prison

Cheyenne, Wyo. – A federal judge has sentenced a LaBarge
man to serve life in prison on convictions of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and helping to distribute the drug.

Judge Alan B. Johnson on Friday sentenced Clarence Rex Burnell, 58, of LaBarge to life in prison.

U.S. Attorney for Wyoming Kelly Rankin prosecuted the case. Rankin issued a statement saying he asked the judge to impose the life sentence because Burnell had two previous felony drug convictions.

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WPR News
8:54 am
Fri July 25, 2008

Supporters of Wolf De-listing Not Decided on Next Steps

Cheyenne, Wyo. – Supporters of the federal government's
removal of gray wolves from the endangered species list say they haven't decided whether to appeal a judge's preliminary decision to re-list the wolves.

Lawyers for the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and the representatives of several sportsmen's groups met in a
teleconference Friday to discuss their options.

A federal judge in Montana last week issued a preliminary injunction restoring endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.

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