Laramie, Wy – A federal judge has lifted a settlement agreement that has been addressing issues like medical care, mental health care, security, fire safety and environmental issues like food handling at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. The settlement stemmed from a 1998 U-S Department of Justice investigation into the prison. The federal agency threatened to sue if certain problems were not addressed. Federal and state officials signed the remedial plan in 2002.
Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming Department of Health has told federal officials the state is interested in buying more than 50-thousand doses of anti-flu medicine in case of a possible pandemic outbreak. But Health Department Director Doctor Brent Sherard says he still has some reservations about buying the drugs. He says Wyoming won't make a final decision on the purchase for months to come. As part of its preparations for how to respond to a possible flu pandemic, the federal government is stockpiling doses of the drug Tamiflu and other medications.