12:32 am
Mon April 28, 2008

Changes to sexual assault laws are proposed

Wyoming – Elsa Partan discusses what legal changes victims advocates have for the states rape laws.

12:30 am
Mon April 28, 2008

Dust Bowl days remembered

Wyoming – Addie Goss reports on what residents of Lusk remember about past droughts and how they compare with the current situation.

12:29 am
Mon April 28, 2008

Water Compact has some worried

Wyoming –

Peter O'Dowd reports on what a water agreement between Wyoming and two others states could mean if Congress adopts it.

12:27 am
Mon April 28, 2008

UW student researchers make an impact

Wyoming – UW Vice President for Research Bill Gern talks about the role student researchers play on campus.

12:26 am
Mon April 28, 2008

War trips questioned

Wyoming – Jodi Breisler reports that some are questioning why Wyoming's delegation and others are taking so many trips to war zones at taxpayers expense.

12:24 am
Mon April 28, 2008

Sage Grouse at the Lek

Wyoming – Addie Goss shares the sounds of mating season for Sage Grouse.

WPR News
8:38 am
Fri April 25, 2008

Jimenez Takes A Wolf Job with Wyoming

Laramie, WY – A federal wildlife official who helped
direct the reintroduction of grey wolves in Wyoming has accepted a new position coordinating the state of Wyoming's wolf program.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission announced the hiring of Mike Jimenez on Friday.

Jimenez has been the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Wyoming Wolf Recovery Project leader since 1999. In his new role, he will
oversee three state wolf management specialists.

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WPR News
10:18 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Students Stage Protest

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

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WPR News
10:17 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Wyoming 2nd In Workplace Deaths

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.

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WPR News
10:14 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Attorney Says There Was Discrimination

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.

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