Wyoming – Rural Americans are more likely to need Medicaid and to need extensive dental care, but they're least likely to get the care they need. Kristin Espeland learns more from a spokesman for the National Rural Health Association.
Wyoming – The more Congress focuses on renewable energy, the more domestic oil-producing states may wonder about their future; Wyoming lawmakers talk with reporter Terry Gildea about the future of the mineral fuel economy.
Gillette, Wy – A judge in Gillette set a November first trial date for a 15-year-old boy charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Michael Frank Seiser is accused of helping to kill 16-year-old Bryce Chavers with three men in order to silence Chavers before he could testify in the third-degree sexual assault trial. Seiser also has been charged with accessory to first-degree murder in a separate case stemming from the death of 19-year-old Jeremy Forquer (FORK'-er). But the Supreme Court will be reviewing
Cheyenne, Wy – Despite recent rains, Wyoming officials say the state is still in danger of drought. The City of Cheyenne has received nearly 3 inches of rain so far this month, more than 2 inches above the average monthly rainfall. But in terms of year-to-date precipitation, Wyoming's capital city is more than an inch below the normal level of nearly 8-point-9 inches. State Climatologist Steve Gray says that while the recent rains have been great, Wyoming is always on the edge of having a drought.
Laramie, Wy – Wyoming ranchers say the new federal regulations for grazing on public lands will provide incentives for ranchers to improve land and give them time to make improvements. B-L-M Deputy Director Jim Hughes hopes it will encourage better practices on public land while not putting to many controls on ranchers. He says if people have concerns the public will have ample opportunity to comment. But conservation groups are expressing concerns and one group has filed a lawsuit to stop the new rules.
Cheyenne, Wy – The Wyoming School Boards Association has partially withdrawn from a lawsuit that challenged the state's school finance system. The board of directors of the Wyoming School Boards Association has voted to withdraw from the part of the lawsuit that challenged the funding of the daily school operations. Association President Monty Wardell says the state Legislature last winter increased spending for schools enough so that there is no reason to continue the litigation on that part of the suit.