WPR News
6:07 am
Fri July 20, 2007

State Suspends Cheyenne Family Doctor

WPR News
10:12 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Corrections Dept. Seeks To Build Worker Housing

Laramie, WY – The Wyoming Department of Corrections is seeking proposals from contractors to build 50 residential housing units in Rawlins for workers at the state penitentiary there.

Bob Lampert is director of the corrections department. He says that lack of affordable housing in Rawlins has been a major barrier to filling vacancies at the prison.

Corrections officials have said that more than one-third of the 322 authorized security positions at the Rawlins prison have been vacant in recent months.

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WPR News
9:04 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Wildfire Breaks Out Near Idaho National Laboratory

Laramie, WY – About 700 employees at the Idaho National Laboratory have been told not to report to work today because of a wildfire. The fire started last night and as of early today covered more than six and a half square miles.

The fire is on the southeast side of the federal nuclear research area.
Last night the fire advanced within a mile of U.S. Highway 20, and traffic on that road remains closed from junction with U.S. 26 to the eastern site boundary.

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WPR News
7:13 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Group Watches Fire At Idaho National Lab Closely

Laramie, WY – A fire near a federal nuclear facility in Idaho has a Jackson-area anti-nuclear group watching carefully. The wildfire is burning about eight miles away from a complex of buildings at the Idaho National Laboratory. The lab sits about 90 miles from Jackson.

Lab officials say there is no danger to the facility. But Mary Woollen of the group Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Free, says the National Lab should be giving the public more specific information.

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WPR News
7:10 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Barrasso's Replacement Takes A Seat

WPR News
6:44 am
Thu July 19, 2007

Corrections Department Proposes Housing Solution

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WPR News
6:42 am
Wed July 18, 2007

Sniper Suspected In Wife's Shooting Is Dead

Laramie, WY – An anonymous tip from a citizen ended the dramatic case in Wyoming in which a military sharpshooter killed his estranged wife as she sang at a restaurant bar in Cheyenne.

Police say Wyoming Army National Guardsman David Munis was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest Tuesday night north of Laramie in southeast Wyoming.

The 36-year-old Munis had been the subject of a police hunt since early Saturday when his wife was shot in the head by a shooter from outside the restaurant bar she was performing in.

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WPR News
4:58 am
Wed July 18, 2007

Advocate Says Sniper Talk Misses the Point

Laramie, WY – The head of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Jennifer Zenor says the week's hype over a military sniper who killed his wife in a Cheyenne bar misses a bigger issue.

"There has been a lot of sensationalism that (David Munis) had sniper training," Zenor says. "It was also about domestic violence."

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WPR News
4:54 am
Wed July 18, 2007

Shooting Victim Did All She Could

Laramie, WY – Advocates against domestic violence say Robin Munis took the necessary steps to keep her husband from harming her. Authorities say she notified police that David Munis was harassing her on the phone the same day the 36-year-old shot her in a Cheyenne restaurant. Carla Thurin (TUR-een) runs a Cheyenne women's shelter, and she says there was little else the victim could do beyond notifying police.

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