WPR News
6:53 am
Tue February 26, 2008

NRA Argues For Allowing Firearms in National Parks

Laramie, WY – The National Rifle Association is supporting a policy change that would allow people to bring loaded firearms into national parks.

The Bush Administration requested the change as did fifty U.S. senators, including Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso.

The Interior Department is considering the change now.

Rachel Parsons is a spokeswoman for the NRA.

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11:09 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Wolves Delisted, Opinions on Their Future Abound

Wyoming – Now that wolves have been taken off the endangered species list, we hear a range of ideas for how Wyoming should deal with them in the future. Elsa Partan reports.

11:07 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Walt Gasson, Executive Director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation

Wyoming – The 2006 survey of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife Associated Recreation says hunters and anglers spend over $500 million in Wyoming each year. This keeps the Executive Director of the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, Walt Gasson, very busy. Bob Beck interviews Mr. Gasson.

11:05 am
Mon February 25, 2008

EPA's Larry Svoboda on the Pinedale Anticline

Wyoming – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criticized the Bureau of Land Management's plan for drilling on the Pinedale Anticline. The EPA gave the plan its worst possible rating, which is rare. Elsa Partan interviews Larry Svoboda of the EPA.

11:03 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Wyoming Health Care Reform Difficult, Slow

Wyoming – The state legislature is reviewing the latest in a long list of health care reform schemes from the last few years. In most cases, the proposals either go nowhere, or don't quite fix problems facing people in the state. Bob Beck reports.

11:01 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Week Two at the Wyoming Legislature

Wyoming – Among the issues that have come up at the capitol are dog-fighting and self-defense. For a roundup of news from the capitol, Wyoming Public Radio's Addie Goss spoke to Bob Geha of CBS News Channel Five, and our own Bob Beck.

10:58 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Idaho Schools Fall Behind

Wyoming – National rankings place Idaho near the bottom in both college attendance and graduation. Guy Hand reports on efforts to improve.

10:57 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Howard Woody on Wyoming's Telephone History

Wyoming – Howard Woody describes Union Telephone from its very beginnings. When his father founded the company in 1914, the technology was about as rugged as the West itself.

10:55 am
Mon February 25, 2008

A Woman Climbs Windmills, Gets Ahead

Wyoming – The latest research from the Department of Employment shows women aren't gaining any ground in Wyoming's wage gap battle. But here is the story of one woman who is literally climbing her way to equal wages. Peter O'Dowd reports.

10:54 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Women's Suffrage in Wyoming

Wyoming – With all the talk of gender and politics in the news recently, we bring you University of Wyoming History Professor Phil Roberts and the story of the battle for women's suffrage in Wyoming.