WPR News
1:26 am
Mon August 6, 2007

Cubin Opposes Energy Bill

Washington D-C – Before breaking for the month of August the US House passed an expansive energy bill. Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Barbara Cubin says the bill was all politics. Democrats are hailing the bill as an answer to global warming. It will force power companies to use more wind and solar energy. But Republicans say the bill isn't going to help Americans if a disaster hits - because it has no oil and gas provisions. Congresswoman Cubin voted against tbe bill.

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WPR News
9:13 am
Fri August 3, 2007

S-chip Bill Disappoints Enzi

Washington D-C – The U-S Senate passed the state children's Health Insurance program but Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is disappointed with the measure. Enzi says it is health care at twice the price and half the quality. He says the bill includes too many entitlements and is an example of good program gone bad. Enzi says the S-chip program has worked well in Wyoming but that is because the focus as been on people in poverty.

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WPR News
8:54 am
Fri August 3, 2007

Wyoming Bridges Ok

Washington D-C – After yesterday's (Wednesday's) collapse of an interstate highway bridge in Minnesota, many are wondering how
Wyoming's bridges measure up.
And for the most part, the news is good.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, about 13
percent of Wyoming's bridges are structurally deficient. The bridge
that collapsed in Minnesota also was deemed to be structurally
deficient.
But 13 percent is pretty close to the national average.
And in another category, Wyoming fared better. Only eight

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WPR News
8:47 am
Fri August 3, 2007

Wyoming Attorney General Resigns

Cheyenne, Wy – Wyoming's attorney general Pat Crank resigned today (Thursday afternoon). He says the job has been an incredible honor. "Being the Wyoming attorney general is the greatest job on earth a highlight: the relationship I've enjoyed with the Wyoming state legislature."
Crank says he'd like to thank his office's staff of legal secretaries and paralegals, who he says made his work possible. He'll move on to the private law practice of Speight, McCue and Associates in Cheyenne. Legislators say Crank will be missed and they praise him as a straight shooter.

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WPR News
7:12 am
Fri August 3, 2007

6 Percent of Nurses in Wyoming are Male

Laramie, WY – A women's studies professor at the University of Wyoming says the lack of men in jobs traditionally taken by females contributes to one of the worst gender wage gaps in the nation. Professor Cathy Connolly says she is worried that more men don't work as nurses and teachers.

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WPR News
6:44 am
Fri August 3, 2007

Cattlemen Disapprove of Ethanol Boom

Laramie, WY –
The cattle industry doesn't support the nation's drive to produce more ethanol as an alternative fuel because it artificially alters the price of corn. That's according to the Wyoming Stock Growers Association's Jim Magagna. He says stock growers are worried about politics in Washington D-C.

Corn sells for about 3-dollars and 40 cents on the Chicago Board of Trade. Magagna says that's above average and makes it more expensive to feed cattle.

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WPR News
6:42 am
Fri August 3, 2007

Woman Charged in Jogging Accident

WPR News
11:38 am
Thu August 2, 2007

More Vaccines Available To Children For Free

Laramie, WY – Three more vaccines are available free to all Wyoming children, thanks to expanded coverage under a state program. Any Wyoming child under age 19 can now get vaccinations for diphtheria, whooping cough and meningitis. Girls can also receive a vaccine for cervical cancer. Wyoming Immunization Program's education and outreach manager Andrea Clement-Johnson says, these vaccines are an important part of getting ready to go back to school.

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WPR News
9:46 am
Thu August 2, 2007

BP Will Cut Jobs Near Evanston

Evanston, Wy – BP America Production Company announced
today (Wednesday) it will close the Whitney Canyon gas plan
northeast of Evanston by the end of the year, eliminating about 45
jobs.
Christina Verchere is vice president of BP's Western Wyoming Performance Unit. She says production from the gas
field that feeds Whitney Canyon has fallen by almost 70 percent
since the mid-1980s. And company spokeswoman Paula Barnett says
production at the plant is down even more.
Verchere says closing the plant would extend the life of the

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WPR News
9:45 am
Thu August 2, 2007

Victim Testifies In Stabbing

Greeley, Colorado – A college football player who was attacked
by a knife-wielding man broke down in sobs on the stand today in
Greeley after re-enacting the assault.
University of Northern Colorado starting punter Rafael Mendoza
was stabbed in his kicking leg in the attack last Sept. 11 but
later returned to the team.
The backup punter at the time, Mitch Cozad of Wheatland
(Wyoming), is on trial on charges of attempted first-degree murder
and second-degree assault. Prosecutors allege Cozad stabbed Mendoza

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