12:53 am
Mon March 24, 2008

A District Attorney Explains the Latest Gun Legislation

Wyoming – Natrona County District Attorney Mike Blonigen explains what the Castle Doctrine bill was intended to do, and what it might actually do. Elsa Partan interviews.

12:50 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Ozone Pollution in Pinedale Rises to Unhealthy Levels

Wyoming – In a three-week period, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality issued three warnings about high levels of ozone pollution in the Pinedale area. It's the first time ever for this kind of warning here. The agencies that watch over natural gas development are figuring out what to do next.

12:48 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Virtual Schools Get Funded

Wyoming – The legislature made distance learning easier by funding virtual schools. Roger Larsen has overseen a virtual school program for more than a year. Bob Beck interviews.

12:46 am
Mon March 24, 2008

A House Call with Dr. Brent Blue

Wyoming – Bob Beck talks with Dr. Brent Blue about colon cancer and other diseases on the rise.

12:42 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Legislature Doles Out Extra $20 Million to Local Government

Wyoming – Local government got more money in this budget session, but not everyone is happy with the way the cash was divvied up. Peter O'Dowd reports.

12:39 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Victim's Uncle Asks for Kindness, Not Justice for Murderer

Wyoming – Essayist Will Bessler found some peace of mind when his niece's murderer was sentenced. He wishes the perpetrator well and hopes for healing.

12:37 am
Mon March 24, 2008

Jeffrey City: A Comeback Kid?

Wyoming – Skyrocking uranium prices have pundits saying that long-forgotten Jeffrey City could rise again. But some residents say, yeah, we've heard that one before. Addie Goss reports.

12:34 am
Mon March 24, 2008

The Cowgirls Play in the NCAA Tournament

Wyoming – It's the first time ever for the program to make it to the N CAA. Elsa Partan talks with U.W. Athletics Hall of Famer Margie McDonald about the hard work the players put in to get there.

WPR News
7:48 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Young families move into Wyoming

Laramie, WY – Wyoming saw a population increase of over ten thousand people last year and many of them are families.

Since the start of the energy boom, workers have come to the state, but only on a temporary basis. State Economist Amy Bittner says that things have changed.

Bittner says more houses have been built in the state. She adds that they are seeing a growth in young families coming to the state, a trend they have not seen in years.

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WPR News
7:46 am
Fri March 21, 2008

Wyo. National Guard prepares for major deployment

Laramie, WY – At this time next year, the Wyoming Army National Guard could deploy about 15-hundred soldiers to active duty overseas.

That's up from just 16 who are deployed now. They're training Afghan military personnel. Colonel Greg Porter says the Wyoming guard is preparing to send a brigade of soldiers overseas in April 2009.

An additional 16 soldiers will begin a 400-day deployment in May. Porter says they will replace the guard members who are bringing the Afghan military to modern standards.

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