Laramie, Wy – Governor Dave Freudenthal Friday signed into law a wolf management bill. The act gives Freudenthal authority to negotiate with the federal government the boundaries of a permanent wolf management area in the northwestern corner of the state. Freudenthal and legislative leaders say they're hopeful the state can negotiate a settlement to ongoing litigation with the federal government over wolf management. But they also say they're prepared to continue to litigate if necessary.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming students earned high marks from a national report card, but the state's curriculum standards drew a failing grade from the U-S Chamber of Commerce report. The chamber report grades states and the District of Columbia in nine areas and ways to improve. Wyoming got an "A" in academic performance of its low-income and minority students compared with the rest of the country. It ranks at the top in this category. The Cowboy State also earned a "B" in student performance.