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
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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WPR News
10:05 am
Thu April 24, 2008

Yellowstone Officials Say Sylvan Pass Is Costly

Cody, Wy – Yellowstone park Supervisor Suzanne Lewis
says making Sylvan Pass safe for avalanche crews could cost almost $4 million - money she says the park doesn't have.
The pass marks the sole eastern gateway to Yellowstone. Park
officials last year said they intended to stop avalanche control
needed to keep the route open unless safety issues for park
employees were addressed.
That drew protests from Wyoming officials and residents in
nearby Cody. They're concerned about possible damage to a local

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WPR News
11:55 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Bison Deal Made

Laramie, WY – Montana and federal officials say they've
struck a deal to let some bison migrate through a private ranch bordering Yellowstone National Park, allowing the animals to avoid slaughter under a disease control program.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer and park Superintendent Suzanne Lewis say the ranch's owners, the Church Universal and Triumphant, will sell their grazing rights. The deal is estimated at $2.8 million.

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WPR News
8:25 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Gov Will Push To Attract Chinese Tourists

Cheyenne, Wy – After his trip to China, Governor Dave Freudenthal says the state will work hard to draw Chinese tourists into the state. Freudenthal says Wyoming could benefit from a growing Chinese middle class that wants to take advantage of traveling abroad while the U-S dollar is weak.
Freudenthal says he will talk to the legislature about funding tourism programs in China. He says the Chinese are well aware of Yellowstone National Park and the state's cowboy culture.

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WPR News
8:22 am
Wed April 23, 2008

Tenth Circuit Overturns Case Against Sheridan School District

Denver, Co – A federal appeals court in Denver has
overturned a discrimination verdict that two lesbian former school administrators had won against a Sheridan County school district in 2006.
A panel of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals says that
Kathleen Milligan-Hitt and Kathryn Roberts weren't entitled to $160,000 that a Wyoming jury had awarded them as damages.
The appeals court ruling states that discriminating against
homosexuals wasn't clearly against the law in 2003. That's when

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