WPR News
10:36 am
Mon January 15, 2007

Former Legislator Takes Pride In MLK Holiday

Cheyenne, Wy – Hundreds of people braved the cold for the annual Martin Luther King Junior-Equality Day march in Cheyenne. Among them was Liz Byrd. She is a former state lawmaker who fought for eight years to create the state holiday. Since then, Byrd she's been impressed with how much children have learned about Doctor King in school.
Byrd says she saw the bill killed many times, in many different ways. It finally passed in 1989.

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9:04 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Wyoming Interview with Workforce Services Director Kathy Emmons

Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with Wyoming Workforce Services Director Kathy Emmons about raising the minimum wage.

WPR News
9:00 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Frontier Days Secures Big-Name Performers

Laramie, WY – Big and Rich, Gretchan Wilson, Cowboy Troy, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood have been added to the entertainment schedule for this summer's Cheyenne Frontier Days. They join country singer LeAnn Rimes and Tex-Mex rockers Los Lonely Boys at the "Daddy of 'em All," which is scheduled for July 21st through 29th. Contract Acts Chairman Joe Lopez notes this year's concert series features several female performers. McEntire will perform July 21st and 22nd with Yearwood as a special guest, while Rimes and Wilson will perform on separate nights.

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WPR News
8:58 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Investigators Declare Yellowstone Case a Murder-Suicide

Laramie, WY – Murder-suicide is how investigators classify the 2005 deaths of an Arizona man and his teenage son, at Yellowstone National Park. Investigators for the National Park Service believe 50-year-old Drew Speedie of Scottsdale, Arizona, pushed his son, Brent, off a bridge and then jumped to his death. The bridge is 200 feet above the Gardner River. Investigators say they'll never know for sure what happened. The murder-suicide conclusion is based on several things, including physical evidence, the position of the bodies and information that Drew Speedie had talked about suicide.

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WPR News
8:43 am
Fri January 12, 2007

State May Create Incentives for Film Producers

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8:11 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Proposals to continue snowmobiling in Yellowstone

Wyoming – Jackson area residents react to proposals to continue snowmobiling in Yellowstone.

8:10 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Week of events concerning Martin Luther King

Wyoming – The University of Wyoming will feature a week of events concerning Martin Luther King.

8:09 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Raising the minimum wage

Wyoming – Bob Beck speaks with Wyoming Workforce Services Director Kathy Emmons about raising the minimum wage.

8:04 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Reporter's Roundtable

Colorado, Montana and Wyoming – Elsa Heidorn speaks with legislative reporters from Colorado, Montana and Wyoming about priorities in each state.

7:58 am
Fri January 12, 2007

Violence against women

Wyoming – How money will be spent to address violence against women may change. Kristin Espeland speaks with Lee Ann Stephenson from the state family violence program.

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