WPR News
5:33 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Murder Trial Underway

Rawlins, Wy – A second-degree murder trial is underway in Rawlins for a man accused of shooting another man in the face with
a shotgun.
The prosecution and defense gave opening statements Monday in
the trial of Forrest Bromley, who's accused of shooting Jason Voss
a little over a year ago.
Prosecutor Cal Rerucha and defense attorney Jason Tangeman
agreed that the men drank beer and smoked marijuana before the
shooting. But similarities in the two accounts ended there.
Rerucha told jurors that Bromley aimed the gun at Voss and

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WPR News
5:31 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Supporters Say Grandparents Need Help

Casper, Wy – Census numbers estimate that about five thousand Wyoming children are raised by their grandparents. Another thousand children are raised by other family members who are not parents. But paperwork and legal challenges make the task difficult. That's too bad, according to Doctor David Rubin of the child advocacy organization Safe Place. He has been studying the issue of whether family members should help raise children. Rubin says his results show that displaced children do better when they are raised by relatives.

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Election 2008
1:58 am
Tue May 6, 2008

More Democrats Register To Vote

Cheyenne, Wy – State democrats say their voter registration numbers continue to rise.
The latest figures from the Wyoming Secretary of State show that
Democratic registration climbed 4 percent from Feb. 19 to April 1. Most of the new registrations occurred before the state democratic caucuses.
Republican registration statewide dropped by about 100 people over
the same period. But before democrats get overly exicited registered Republicans still outnumber registered Democrats

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WPR News
1:57 am
Tue May 6, 2008

Cheyenne Charter School Ruling Could Come Next Week

Cheyenne, Wy – Admitting that the state system of choosing charter schools in confusing, the Wyoming board of education will decide on whether to uphold a rejection of a proposed charter school in Cheyenne. The Cheyenne school board rejected the Cheyenne Classical Academy in January, and while the state school board agreed that Academy supporters did not object to the local board's ruling in a timely fashion .they agreed to review the decision because the process for setting up a charter school is confusing. They may make a final decision next week.

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WPR News
11:51 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Lowest Gas Price in Cheyenne

Cheyenne, Wyo. – While the price of gasoline continues
to climb around the country, a national survey recently found the lowest price in Cheyenne.

The national average price for regular gasoline has risen about 15 cents in the last two weeks. That's according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 stations nationwide released Sunday.

Of the cities surveyed, the cheapest price was in Cheyenne, where a gallon of regular cost $3.39, on average. The highest
average was in San Francisco at $3.95.

Regular gasoline is up 55 cents since 2008 began.

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WPR News
9:51 am
Mon May 5, 2008

BLM Reviewing 100,000 Comments on Pinedale Anticline Drilling

Pinedale, WY – The Bureau of Land Management is reviewing some 100,000 comments it received on a proposal to allow nearly 4,400 more natural gas wells in southwest Wyoming.

BLM spokeswoman Cindy Wertz says the agency hopes to have all the Pinedale Anticline comments reviewed by the end of this month.

She says it's the most comments the agency has received on a proposal since the BLM proposed allowing oil and gas development in the Jack Morrow Hills area of the Red Desert.

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WPR News
9:48 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Cheyenne Again Has Lowest Gas in Country

Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne once again has the cheapest gasoline in the country.

The Lundberg Survey of 7-thousand stations nationwide found that gas was 3 dollars and 39 cents a gallon in Cheyenne on Friday. The average price nationwide was 3 dollars and 62 cents a gallon, up 55 cents since 2008 began.

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WPR News
9:45 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Arapaho Language Takes Root in School

Fremont County, WY – Redoubled efforts to save the Arapaho language are starting to take root in school children. That's according to language teacher Iva Redman. She says the first school year of a revamped language curriculum at Fremont County District 38 is coming to a close. She says the school asked several teachers to stop teaching math or other subjects so that they could start teaching the Arapaho language. Some students now study Arapaho daily, and Redman says the efforts are working.

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WPR News
9:42 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Housing in Laramie Becoming Less Affordable

Laramie, WY – The Mayor of Laramie says the town's unusual demographics mean there is a shortage of affordable housing. Klaus Hanson says many of the rental properties that would be affordable to low-income families get rented instead by students. And he says some homes that low-income families might be able to buy are sold to a higher bidder: parents of students at the University, who then rent the properties out.

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WPR News
9:40 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Sit-in on Pinedale Anticline Draws 55

Laramie, WY – A sit-in against high ozone levels in the Pinedale area yesterday drew about 55 protesters. They convened at a Questar drilling location on the Pinedale Anticline.

The protest was an effort to call attention to the proposed drilling plan on the anticline that some residents say would further endanger public health. The Bureau of Land Management is currently reviewing comments on the Pinedale Anticline proposal.

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