1:28 am
Mon December 10, 2007

Hospital advocate pushes for more cash from Capitol

Wyoming – Dan Perdue, of the Wyoming Hospital Association, discusses his legislative agenda for the upcoming session. It includes more money for doctors.

1:27 am
Mon December 10, 2007

Worland hospital finds a way to keep docs

Wyoming – The Washakie Medical Center still needs an extra doctor or two, but they try to keep the one's they have by promoting their high-tech resources. Peter O'Dowd reports.

1:26 am
Mon December 10, 2007

More UW students demand mental health services

Laramie, WY – Hayley Douglass reports that more students at the University of Wyoming and at colleges across the country are seeking counseling.

1:25 am
Mon December 10, 2007

Wyoming Healthcare Commission seeks expanded S-Chip

Wyoming – Elsa Partan speaks with Susie Scott-Mullen, who wants more funding for a controversial children's health insurance bill.

1:24 am
Mon December 10, 2007

A history of cowboy healthcare

Wyoming – Historian Phil Roberts says cowboys had a handle on healthcare reform in Wyoming years ago.

WPR News
10:49 am
Fri December 7, 2007

College Tax Voted Down

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Casper, Wy – Once again, a couple of attempts at creating a statewide tax for community colleges have failed. The Joint Education committee voted down two proposals including one that would have taxed the 16 counties who do not have community colleges. Opponents called that taxation without representation because those counties would not be represented on local college boards.

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WPR News
10:47 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Business Council Approves Grants

Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming Business Council approved nearly four and a half million dollars in business ready community grants Thursday. Lusk will get over a million dollars for a business park and Laramie will get over a million dollars for Trihydro Corp. Among the requests denied was a one point five million dollar grant for Eastern Wyoming College. The funding must still be approved by the State Loan and Investment board in January.

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WPR News
10:29 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Substance Abuse Plan Involves Beer Tax

Jackson, Wy – Wyoming lawmakers are considering a new way to address substance abuse in the state. A proposed bill would set up a new substance abuse prevention account and in order to get money into the fund lawmakers are being asked to increase the current tax on beer. Beer is current taxed two cents a gallon and the proposal would be to increase that by another four and a half cents. Jackson Representative Keith Gingery is chairing the committee that is considering the proposal.

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WPR News
7:43 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Business Council revises housing infrastructure rules

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming Business Council has revised rules for a new state program to encourage the construction of infrastructure for housing developments.

The goal of the program is to encourage more affordable housing statewide.

The Legislature approved $1 million for the program last winter. But the Legislature's Management Council, made up of legislative leaders, rejected the rules that the Business Council adopted for the program in July.

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WPR News
7:27 am
Fri December 7, 2007

Receipt leads police to Gillette burglar

Gillette, WY – Leaving behind a piece of paper with your name, address and a description of your truck doesn't make for a very successful burglary.

Just ask Gillette police, who arrested 22-year-old Peter Matthew Tillotson on Thursday.

On Sunday night, someone broke into Ed's Radiator and stole three handguns, three shotguns and a safe containing $12,000 and
$1,500 worth of jewelry.

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