11:48 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Coal-Bed Methane Water a Concern

Wyoming – This legislative session a bill failed that would have regulated the water that comes from CBM development. That water has been known to harm crops and flood property. Bob Beck interviews Jill Morrison of the Powder River Basin Resource Council. She says she's not shocked that the bill failed.

11:46 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Bill Clinton Speaks in Laramie

Wyoming – On Thursday, the line ran down the block and around the corner as thousands of people waited to see former president Bill Clinton in Laramie. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss chatted with them while they waited.

11:45 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Democratic Reaction from Two Sides of Wyoming

Wyoming – We heard earlier about how Democrats are preparing for the caucuses, and now we'll get some perspective from two different sides of the state on that topic. Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss talked to Angus Thuermer, co-editor at the Jackson Hole News and Guide, and Chad Baldwin, state editor at the Casper Star-Tribune.

11:44 am
Mon March 10, 2008

A Brother's Jacket

Wyoming – Sometimes a piece of cloth becomes something symbolic. Julianne Couch says her brother's army-issue jacket has taken on different meanings over the years.

11:40 am
Mon March 10, 2008

A Diversity Training Expert Talks about his Wyoming Experience

Wyoming – John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas has spent his career trying to bridge the gap between people of different races and backgrounds. Elsa Partan interviews Mr. Chaisson-Cardenas about his ties to Wyoming. Cheyenne was the first place he arrived as an immigrant from Guatemala.

WPR News
10:31 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Legislative committees will take up several issues between now and next session

Cheyenne, WY – Legislative committees will study a range
of issues in the interim between now and the next session in January.

Among the topics for discussion are smoking in public places, promoting tourism and increasing penalties for drunken driving.

The Legislature's Management Council approved the list of topics for interim study.

The idea of a statewide smoking bans and instituting electronic voting in the Legislature made the list after being passed over in recent years.

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WPR News
10:17 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Legislature passes doctor recruitment bill

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Legislature has passed a bill
aimed at luring more doctors to the state.

The bill that now heads to Gov. Dave Freudenthal would create a grant program through the state Department of Health to recruit more doctors.

The bill would allow physicians and hospitals searching for additional medical professionals to apply for grants.

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WPR News
10:15 am
Mon March 10, 2008

CBM bill fails despite governor's hopes

Cheyenne, WY – This year many were hoping the legislature would pass a bill regulating coalbed methane water that is discharged when gas is removed from the ground. But the bill failed in the State Senate.

The defeat was noted by the Governor as one of the major disappointments of the legislative session. Senate President John Schiffer agrees and admits he thought the bill was in good shape. But Schiffer hopes more education and discussion will lead to a compromise and that they will have more success next year.

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WPR News
10:13 am
Mon March 10, 2008

UW Professor says Obama had advantage over Clinton on Saturday

Laramie, WY – According to UW Political Science Professor Jim King, Senator Barack Obama had a few key things going for him this weekend.

The Illinois senator raised more money. He took nearly three-quarters of the vote in Albany County, home to the University of Wyoming and its reserve of young voters. That's a demographic that typically leans his way.

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WPR News
8:18 am
Mon March 10, 2008

Gillette Attorney Nick Carter Will Run for U.S. Senate

Laramie, WY – Gillette attorney Nick Carter has announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate Seat currently held by John Barrasso.

The 44-year-old Democrat says the national Republican Party has been taking Wyoming voters for granted.

Carter says more competition in the congressional races can only be good for the state.

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