6:56 am
Fri July 14, 2006

Rural Oral Health

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.

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6:49 am
Fri July 14, 2006

Renewable Energy

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.

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6:46 am
Fri July 14, 2006

Success Curriculum

Wyoming – The first group of Hathaway scholarship recipients head to college this fall; now a controversy is brewing about how to make sure they'll succeed. Renny MacKay reports.

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WPR News
11:13 am
Thu July 13, 2006

Murder Trial Set

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

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WPR News
11:11 am
Thu July 13, 2006

Drought Continues

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.

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WPR News
11:09 am
Thu July 13, 2006

State Ranchers Like New Grazing Rules

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.

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WPR News
10:08 am
Wed July 12, 2006

WY Hunting License Fees to Increase 20%

WPR News
10:04 am
Wed July 12, 2006

New WY Medicaid Program Ups Dental Coverage

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WPR News
9:22 am
Wed July 12, 2006

School Board Association Drops Part Of Lawsuit

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.

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WPR News
9:20 am
Wed July 12, 2006

Cuts Will Hurt Highways

Cheyenne, Wy –
The Wyoming department of transportation can expect to receive about 30 million dollars less in federal funding than congress originally appropriated. And WYDOT budget head Kevin Hibbard says that lower revenues will not be the department's only challenge when it comes to maintaining the state's highways. He says higher costs will hamstring several planned projects.
Congress reduced wyoming's highway appropriations three times during the past fiscal year in part because of revised spending estimates from the department of defense.

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