WPR News
10:43 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Paper Wins Case

Thermopolis, Wyomng – A district court judge has ruled in favor of the Thermopolis Independent Record in a case over access to information. The local newspaper's editor Pat Schmidt says his reporters once had access to jail rosters that explained why someone was being held. But Schmidt says the county attorney advised jail officials to remove that information. Judge Hunter Patrick ruled against the county saying the paper does indeed have a right to know why a person has been incarcerated. Hot Springs county attorney Dan Caldwell declined to comment.

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WPR News
10:41 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Wolf Case Could Head To Court

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Cheyenne, Wy –
The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service denied Wyoming's Petition to have the Rocky Mountain Grey Wolf removed from the endangered species list. It means the state could be headed to court over whether wolves in the Yellowstone region should be delisted.

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WPR News
10:39 am
Mon July 24, 2006

State says Water Fine

Sheridan ,Wy – Despite the verbal sparring between
Wyoming and Montana over the release of water from coal-bed methane
wells into rivers and streams, Wyoming officials say Montana
regulators have NOT objected to any water discharge permits.
John Wagner works in Wyoming's Water Quality Division. He says
Montana regulators review every draft water quality permit Wyoming
issues. So far, Wagner says, there have been NO complaints.
Richard Opper of Montana's Department of Environmental Quality

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WPR News
10:37 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Hunkins Has Meth Plan

Cheyenne, Wy – Republican Ray Hunkins says Wyoming should
work with private industry to build four regional methamphetamine
treatment centers.
Hunkins announced his plan in Cheyenne today (Monday)as part of his gubernatorial campaign. He says he's heard horror stories about the length of time people have to wait in order to get drug treatment in Wyoming.
Hunkins says he doesn't want the state to actually build and run
the facilities. Instead, he says, private industry can run them
better.

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WPR News
11:10 am
Fri July 21, 2006

Little Venus Fire Now Just 5% Contained

WPR News
10:59 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Boy Wounded in Cheyenne Shooting

Cheyenne, WY – Police are still looking for those
responsible for a shooting incident in Cheyenne in which a 12-year-old boy was wounded.
It happened Tuesday, when authorities say someone pulled up in
front of a Cheyenne home and pointed a gun at the people outside. Someone at the home fired a shotgun, and the car sped off.
In the exchange, a 12-year-old bystander was wounded.
Police say they're following up on some leads, but that they're getting little cooperation from people in the case.

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WPR News
6:44 am
Thu July 20, 2006

Republican Candidate for Governor Announces Policy Plan

Laramie, Wy – Gubernatorial hopeful Ray Hunkins announced Thursday that he would not allow his family members to receive money to lobby state government if elected. His daughter has lobbied in the past, but he says if that continued it would create an appearance of impropriety.

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