WPR News
12:29 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Wyoming Senators Call For Veto And Oppose Military Bill

Washington D-C – Republican Senators Craig Thomas and Mike
Enzi both voted against a war spending bill that majority Democrats
pushed through Congress with a troop withdrawal deadline.
The 51-46 vote today (Thursday) in the U-S Senate was largely
along party lines, with all but two Republicans voting against it.
The House approved the measure yesterday (Wednesday).
Enzi says the action is an attempt to micro manage the war by
using arbitrary time lines. He also says the bill is laden with pet

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WPR News
12:28 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Industry Wants To Loosen Wildlife Restrictions

Gillette, Wy – Coal-bed methane industry representatives
are asking federal regulators to loosen wildlife restrictions in
Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
During breeding periods for sage grouse, eagles and other
wildlife, the federal Bureau of Land Management imposes monthslong
shut-downs of coal-bed methane work to prevent disturbance of the
birds' nests and mating grounds.
Researchers from the University of Montana say sage grouse
populations in the Powder River Basin have suffered a sharp decline

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WPR News
12:26 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Man Pleads Guilty In Prostitution Case

Jackson, Wy – A man pleaded guilty in Jackson yesterday
(Wednesday) to having sex with a 13-year-old girl, the fourth
guilty plea in the case in which prosecutors allege the girl was
forced into prostitution.
Juan Luna pleaded guilty to one charge of third-degree sexual
assault. Four other charges were dismissed.
The 37-year-old Luna acknowledged having sex with the girl in
March 2004, when he was 34 and she was 13. He could be sentenced to
up to 15 years in prison and fined ten-thousand-dollars.

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WPR News
10:34 am
Thu April 26, 2007

Gillette Residents Could Pay More for Electricity

Gillette, WY – Electricity customers in Gillette will be
paying higher rates because increasing power costs. The Gillette City Council directed the city Utilities Director to draft an ordinance to raise the city's electricity rates by four percent. The rate increase would make up for increased prices charged by energy suppliers. It is estimated that the increase to a typical user will be about two dollars a month.

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WPR News
10:44 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Cubin's Husband Back in Casper Hospital

WPR News
9:49 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Tourism Industry Opposes B-T Drilling

Cody, Wy – Tourism leaders have joined the long list of those opposing increased natural gas development in the Bridger Teton National Forest. The Wyoming tourism board registered its opposition to proposals to drill new natural gas wells in the bridger teton national forest. Board chief Gene Bryan urged the forest supervisor to prohibit drilling in the Wyoming Range in order to preserve the tourist destinations his organization markets. Bryan says the board does not oppose energy development and benefits from the revenues it brings in. But the level of development concerns him.

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WPR News
9:45 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Governor Kicks Off College Commission

Cheyenne, Wy – Don't be tentative in examining Wyoming's
community colleges and the way that system is operated and funded.
That's what Governor Freudenthal told the Governor's Commission
on Community Colleges today (Wednesday). The commission was holding
its first meeting in Cheyenne.
Freudenthal says Wyoming now has enough predictable revenue from
the energy industry to take the state's community colleges to a --
quote -- "higher level."
Freudenthal appointed the 14-member commission last month to

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