Cheyenne, Wy – Vice President Dick Cheney returned to the place where his political career started Friday to speak to the Wyoming legislature. During the speech he only made passing reference to his hunting accident last weekend. The Vice President was greeted with loud applause from members of the house and senate. During the speech he mostly spoke about the respect he has for other Wyoming politicians and his love for the state of Wyoming. Cheney never served in the state legislature, but he was an intern here in 1965.
Cheyenne, Wy – A panel of the state legislature gave its approval to a bill that is intended to improve the quality of early childcare in the state. It's a priority of the governor and the first lady says it is the most important piece of legislation she has seen in her 30 years of working with lawmakers. It would set up a rating system for child care providers.
Cheyenne, Wy – Penalties for drinking and driving may get tougher soon. The state house gave initial approval to a bill that is less lenient on repeat drunk drivers. The proposal would mean three convictions of driving under the influence in seven years would be a felony. Currently a driver has to have four convictions in five years. Representative Beckett Hinckley has spearheaded this effort for a couple years now and thinks it is critical to resolve.
Yellowstone – For the first time in more than 150 years, the Nez Perce exercised their treaty rights to hunt buffalo near Yellowstone. A conversation with hunt organizer and Nez Perce member James Holt.