Rock Springs, Wy – More than 200 students at East Junior High School in Rock Springs staged walkouts to show support for their principal whose contract was not renewed for next year. The students first walked out of school Wednesday morning for a sit down protest on the school's front lawn. But they stopped when principal Lu Sweet told them to return to class. However, some students later walked out of the school in the early afternoon. Some of the students said that they thought it is
Cheyenne, Wy – In its annual death on the job report The AFL-CIO says that Wyoming ranks second in the nation in worker deaths. Wyoming had 36 worker deaths in 2006 and the AFL-CIO says that another 85-hundred died due to occupational diseases. Wyoming AFL-CIO Director Kim Floyd says Wyoming actually improved one spot but he says that the numbers remain disturbing. Floyd says an increased emphasis on safety is clearly needed including more Occupational Health and Safety administration inspectors.
Sheridan, Wy – The attorney for two teachers who saw a discrimination jury award overturned says they will consider an appeal in the case. Pat Hacker says the ruling by the tenth circuit court of appeals was conservative and inconsistent. The former Sheridan County teachers Kathleen Milligan-Hitt and Kathryn Roberts sued believing that they did not get administrator positions in the district because they were lesbians. A jury agreed with them and awarded them 160 thousand dollars. But the tenth circuit court of appeals overturned the award.