7:02 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Drought Debate

Wyoming – Drought is causing financial difficulty for Wyoming farmers. Jill Morrison reports from Washington.

7:00 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Sexual Orientation Trial

Cheyenne – A Lesbian couple has sued a Sheridan school for allegedly declining to hire them because they are gay.

6:58 am
Fri August 4, 2006

State Parks

Wyoming – Bob Beck reports that State Parks officials want 26 million dollars to pay for road improvements in Parks across the state.

6:56 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Clean Up of Adandoned Mines

Wyoming – Following the U-S Senate vote, the Wyoming legislature will now need to find money to pay for the clean up of several abandoned mines in the state. Kristin Espeland reports

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6:54 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Abandoned Mines

Wyoming – Wyoming will not be getting over 500 million dollars for cleaning up Abandoned Mines following a Senate vote. Bob Beck speaks with Chad Pergram in Washington about the future of the money.

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5:45 am
Fri August 4, 2006

No Mine Money for Now

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi says the delegation will continue to work on bringing home Wyoming's share of abandoned mine cleanup money.
Lawmakers thought they had the issue worked out. The abandoned mine funds were attached to a bill that contained a minimum wage increase and a cut in the federal estate tax.
But those other measures wound up killing the bill, which failed to receive the necessary 60 votes to move forward.
In 1977, Congress approved a tax on coal, with the proceeds going to clean up abandoned mine land.

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5:42 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Plane Lands on I-80

Laramie, Wy – Westbound traffic on Interstate 80 slowed Friday while authorities dealt with a small plane that made an emergency landing on the interstate.
It happened about eight-o-clock in the morning, near the Lincoln Monument atop the Laramie pass.
The pilot was a 19-year-old from Denair, California. He and a passenger were flying from Wisconsin to California, and had stopped in Cheyenne.

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9:52 am
Thu August 3, 2006

Hunkins Releases Part 3 Of Meth Plan

Cheyenne, Wy – Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray
Hunkins says Wyoming schools need to emphasize character education
as part of the state's fight against methamphetamine.
Speaking to reporters in Cheyenne today (Thursday), Hunkins
unveiled character education as the final piece of his plan to
combat meth in the state.
Hunkins has already called for private industry to build
regional treatment centers. He's also said he would appoint a
single administrator to coordinate the state's anti-meth efforts

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6:56 am
Thu August 3, 2006

Wyoming Students Do Better on New Test

Laramie, Wy – Wyoming has a new system set up to check on the abilities of its young students. On this new test called PAWS a lot more kids are scoring at the proficient and advanced levels in math, reading and writing. The person in charge of student assessment for the state, Annette Bohling, says the large gains happened because this new system is geared toward each individual child while the test they used to use focused on testing entire schools. This allows them to know exactly what each child needs to learn and help them be more sucessful on the test.

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8:57 am
Wed August 2, 2006

Post Office To Be Named For McGee

Laramie, Wy – The Laramie City Council has approved a
resolution in support of naming the U-S Post Office building in
Laramie after former Wyoming U-S Senator Gale McGee.
McGee died in 1992. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1959 to
1977 where his duties included chairman of the Senate Post Office
and Civil Service Committee.
Laramie City Manager Mark Collins said naming the post office
after McGee would have to go through a long process through the
federal government for approval.

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